Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Operation No-Bake Nutella Cookies: SUCCESS!

If you follow my FB or Twitter, you know that I was considering trying a no-bake Nutella cookie... and I tried... and I succeeded. They came out simply yummy. All I did was revise my momma's standard no-bake peanut butter cookies a bit, and it was easy peasy.

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1.5 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup Nutella
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Heat cocoa, sugar, milk and butter over medium heat. Boil these slowly (they will turn out better) when they reach the boiling point boil them for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add Vanilla. Add Nutella. Roll in oats and mix well. I refrigerated for a few minutes as it seemed a bit runny to form cookies. If you do this, be careful as you don't want the dough too hard so you cannot form the cookies. I then used my cookie dough baller to form a ball, placed it on wax paper and squished it slightly with my thumb to get a cookie shape. These are small cookies, but they are so incredibly rich, you will appreciate the small size. I think you can sub Nutella in your fave no-bake cookie recipe and it will work fine. I just cut my sugar back, as the Nutella is already so sweet.

I think adding actual hazelnuts would have been great (or any nut, for that fact.) Also, make sure you use real butter and real vanilla extract... not imitation. Those ingredients in their true form make all the difference in baking.

If anyone is curious, I did not win the State Cookie Challenge with my my White Mountain Chocolate Chip Maple Snickerdoodles. I came in around 8th... but I scored a sweet baking sheet out of the deal, so it's all good.


  1. Wow. Those look and sound amazing. I better only made a few, as I have no little children in my house to help me eat them!

  2. yeah - those 10 lbs I just lost - I will be (happily) putting them back on with this recipe alone!!

  3. I grew up eating no bakes.
    I absolutely love Nutella -- I'll have to give these a try. Thanks for the recipe!

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