Baking, Cookies, Cakes & Pies

No Bake Chocolate Espresso Cookies

I was flipping through “The Three Sisters” cookbook recently. I was hoping to come across a gem of a recipe that would require few ingredients, be quick to assemble and provide a little sweet treat for us.

No Bake Espresso Cookies

Enter: the old fashioned no bake cookie…..UPDATED! Also, please note, this amazing teak cutting board. I am smitten.

The cookies could not be simpler with oats starring as the main ingredient.

(I will stop posting pictures of this cutting board now)

I revamped this childhood classic. Sweet Z had a slight look of horror when he heard I was making no bakes. His eyes were wide and he looked rather skeptical. I rattled off the ingredients and his mind was at ease. There are no eggs, I said. His shoulders relaxed.

NoBakeCookies

I updated the older version to make it a bit out of the ordinary and based on our flavor preferences.

No Bake Cookies

Ingredients

  • 4 T. unsalted butter
  • 3/4 C. sugar (orig. = 1 C. sugar)
  • 1/4 C. cocoa (I added more, because the cocoa came flying out of the container)
  • 1/4 C. milk (I used almond milk)
  • few teaspoons of espresso powder
  • Combine this and boil for a minute. Add in:
  • 1/4 C. nut butter (traditionalists would use peanut, I used almond)
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • Stir together until all melted. Add in:
  • 1 1/2 C. quick oats (I used old fashioned..which resulted in a great chewy cookie)
  • Drop by small cookie scoop on a piece of wax paper until cooled. I stored my cookies in the fridge. So good! Enjoy!
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