Sometimes planning the main dish is easy and the side dish takes a bit of thought. And really, who wants…
No Bake Chocolate Cookies
The first time I was offered one of these cookies I was confused. How can cookies not be baked? Also, why did they look so funky? But I was all about trying things out, so I took a bite and I was sold. It has become one of my favorite little treats. And the fact that it is done in less than ten minutes is just the cherry on top!
Preparation Time – 5 Minutes
Cook Time – 10 Minutes
Yields – 24 cookies
White sugar – 2 cups
Butter – 8 Tablespoons
Milk – 1/2 Cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 1/3 cup
Quick cooking oats – 3 cups
Line a baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper and keep aside. In a saucepan, add all the ingredients except the oats. Bring to a boil and simmer for a minute and half. Stir to make sure the sugar melts and doesn’t burn.
Take off from the heat and add the oats. Mix well.
Now you are going to move fast and using one spoon to scoop, another one to scrape and drop, put this mixture onto the lined baking tray.
Let it cool for about 10 minutes or so. And they are ready!! These will harden a bit as they chill.
The texture will be soft and slightly crumbly! Make sure you move quick when you are putting the mixture on the tray so they don’t harden in the pot. Do not boil the liquid for long as that can reduce the liquid proportion we need for the oats.
So if you have guests coming over and want something simple to make, try this out. Most likely you will have all the ingredients in the house too! Happy NOT baking.