May 06, 2010

No Bake Cookies

Yes, that's it.  Its all her fault.  :-p

My biggest addiction is coffee.  My biggest temptation is the Karma Latte (made with low-fat milk please) with the house blend (I believe that is Laughing Llama).  Two - three times a week I head into Jernabi Coffee to feed my addiction.  If I could afford to go every day I would go.  As it is I buy 1/2 a pound of ground Mysore Nugget on a regular basis to feed my addiction every morning at home ... and no.  I. do. not. share.  Not willingly anyway.(**see note). 

I'll bet your wondering what does this have to do with cookies?  Well, the fact of the matter is Annette decided to make some no bake cookies to sell in her coffee shop.  Sinful woman putting that temptation in front of me.  If there is anything I like as much as my coffee.....it's chocolate, fudge like cookies.  Namely, No Bake Cookies.  No Bake Cookies can be super tricky to make and not everyone can make them and be successful.  Heck, I'm not always successful myself.  I've not cooked them long enough and I've cooked them too long.  Annette made them perfectly.  So perfect I went in two days in a row and bought a cookie each time I went in.  My third day she had just eaten the last one herself!!!  The nerve!  haha.  She promised to have them there again the next day she worked so I'll be looking for one come then....but in the meantime I could not stop thinking about them.

I started thinking about how would they be with Nutella instead of peanut butter?  Or maybe I should put some unsweetened coconut in them.  I thought about them so much I ended up making them.  I know what your thinking....she's on a diet.  That dirty 4-letter word.  Well, I am following that 4-letter word, but I am also exercising my butt off so I'm allowed.  So. take. that. Grumpy.  he he.



HoneyB's No Bake Cookies

2 cups granulated sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
2-1/2 cups quick cook oatmeal
3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky - but I used smooth)

Mix sugar, butter, salt, cocoa and milk in large saucepan.  Bring to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes.  I cook until the syrup looks like its starting to thicken a little bit (on my stove - 10 minutes, the low heat is hotter than normal).  I believe other recipes may say to bring to a soft boil stage - you can do this with a candy thermometer or you can do the soft ball test by dropping some of the syrup in cold water.  If it forms a soft chocolate candy ball - then it is ready.

Quickly stir in vanilla, peanut butter, oatmeal and coconut.  If it starts to harden too quickly, stir in just a little more milk to loosen it up.  (this did happen to me this time).  Spoon out onto wax paper by tablespoons.  Let cool.  Cookie should set up.  No matter what, you still have yummy fudgy goodness.  I feel I would rather cook it a little too long than not long enough - it is easier to fix by adding the milk if that happens.  If its not cooked long enough then you have runny cookies and it is harder to fix them!

**NOTE:  Jernabi Coffee has not given me anything nor have they paid me anything to talk about their product.  I am sharing this with you because I love their freshly roasted, freshly ground coffee (done right on their premises!) and I personally enjoy a cup at home every single day.  I told you I was addicted!

20 comments:

Nichi said...

oooh i bet those are totally addictive~!

Holly said...

You sound like me when I'm on a"diet";) lol!! I love No Bake Cookies!! Yum I had forgotten about them...Thanks for the reminder-preggers right now -no diet for me;)hehee

Liz Marr, MS, RD said...

Oh my gosh, when I was growing up we used to make something similar on many occasions. I haven't thought of that recipe in a very long time. Thanks for the reminder. They are delish!

Carrian said...

My hubby looooves no bake cookies. Something so simple, but he just can't turn them down.

pegasuslegend said...

WE love these cookies, make them every christmas, one of my kids favorites....your pictures are beautifully capturing how delicious they are now you have me wishing for one!~

5 Star Foodie said...

I drink my coffee black but always need something sweet to go with it, these scrumptious no bake cookies would be just the perfect treat!

Mags said...

They look so delicious and I can completely understand the compulsion to make them. I get that way myself too!

theUngourmet said...

These cookies bring back childhood memories. My mom used to make a cookie like this one. I could (and still can) eat way too many!

Cristine said...

I love no bake cookies, too! I always make my moms (with PB and chocolate) but also made a Nutella version a while back. Thanks a lot... now I want to go throw together some cookies! :)

Barbara Bakes said...

I have been wondering about Nutella no bake cookies for a while now. If you make them let me know. I know I'd love the addiction of coconut.

Angie said...

These look amazing, your ruining MY DIET! LOL

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

These cookies are extremely tempting...so addictive if there are very near ;)

Cheers,

Gera

Bellini Valli said...

If we are watching what we eat (I don't use the four letter word)according to my ruikles you are allowed a small indulgence on Fridays at noon:D Feel free to indulge whatever time suits you best.

Lynda said...

Oooo, I haven't made no-bake cookies for ages; I may have to give in to temptation now! They DO have some healthy ingredients! :)

Pam said...

This would be very dangerous for me! I don't think I could stop eating them.

Amanda said...

Wow those look awesome Shelby!!

Anonymous said...

I have seen other recipes for this cookie and they say one to three minutes to boil. 10 minutes seems like a long time don't they get sort of crystalized. I am just curious I followed the one minute one and your right they didnt set up very good but were still so good.

Love your blog
Dee

katiez said...

I LOVE chocolate with my coffee. Okay, i love it anytime, but it seems to be especially good in the morning. Big slice of chocolate layer cake makes a perfect breakfast!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Hi Dee - It does seem like a long time but when you make fudge/candy it can take a long time. Using a candy thermometer is best with this recipe if you aren't familiar with candy making.

PJ said...

Made this for taste and create.It came out well but was more like a fudge.We enjoyed it :)

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