Friday, September 9, 2011
My dear blogging friend from Girl Unwinding inspired me to make these damn good cookies. Not because they looked so awesome (which they did) but I totally loved her tea and cookies photo. Coolest teapot ever! She found the recipe at Shugary Sweets.
I know I know... Another no bake cookie? The day I made these I felt pretty silly making a summer cookie on a cold day. It was 15C and dark and dreary but I do know there are some people on this planet still sweltering so why not?!
I only made half the recipe but will write it in full for you. You are going to need 2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup butter (recipe calls for margarine but I used butter).
Over medium heat, bring to a boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
Add 1/4 cup of peanut butter and 1/4 cup of Nutella. I had a giant jar of Nutella that had kind of hardened so I added that first to melt in.
Then add 1 tsp of vanilla, a pinch of salt and 3 cups of quick oats. It was a little runny so I added some additional oats. Stir until combined.
I used an ice cream scoop to drop the cookies onto parchment paper. I wanted big cookies. You were supposed to refrigerate these but I didn't.
Wow!!!!! I LOVED these cookies! Now you know I like this style of cookie in general but what surprised me about this one is it is really super fudge-y.
I was not sure if I was going to like the peanut butter/Nutella combo but it just made it chocolatey and nutty. I may add just Nutella next time since I am crazy about that hazelnut flavour and always want more. Still, I thought these were perfect. I give them five out of five wooden spoons.
Reg tends to like crispier cookies more than I do but he did like these, probably because they were almost more like fudge than cookie. And with all those oats and zero gluten, maybe that balances out all the butter?
Yes, the weather is definitely shifting and you can feel summer coming to a close. The good news is that means we will be able to turn on our ovens soon. But not quite yet. I am not ready to trade salads and smoothies for roasts and stews.
I will remain in denial over the change in seasons for as long as I can.