How to Make No-Bake Cookies

How do you know when your no-bake cookie batter is ready? We'll show you the visual cues that ensure delicious cookies every time.

-Everyone loves chocolate no-bake cookies. Ironically, the big secret to these no-bake cookies is to cook the batter exactly as the recipe directs. That means bringing the mixture to a full rolling boil, so the sugar completely dissolves. Then keep cooking just as the directions describe. This is when the cookies develop their body and character. Undercook the batter and the cookies may not set up properly. Overcooking, on the other hand, makes them crumbly and dry. And as you scoop them out to cool, if they seem too soft or the kitchen is too humid, you can always pop them in the fridge to firm up.