When it's hot like this I can't bear to turn my oven on. Which is not a good thing when you love to bake as much as I do. But I've been a good girl and have tried to use the oven as little as possible.
I do have cravings though. We all have cravings. I was craving chocolate. And cookies. Chocolate cookies? Yes, maybe. How could I make cookies but not actually bake?
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Yep, the answer is no bake cookies. But I wanted to try something different. Not the usual no bakes. So I conducted an experiment. And guess what? My experiment worked and these almond no bakes were born. And now I am addicted to these cookies.
Traditional no bakes got a face lift by using almond butter and almond milk. I think this makes them a bit healthier. Don't you agree? These cookies are SO. GOOD. Dangerously addictive. Give them a try, I promise you won't be disappointed.
Almond No Bake Cookies
Recipe written by The Chef Next Door
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2 cups sugar
1/4 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 stick unsalted butter
A pinch of salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond butter
3 cups quick cooking oats
In a medium saucepan combine sugar, cocoa powder, almond milk, butter and salt. Heat to boiling over medium heat.
Remove the pan from the stove and let it cool for just a minute. Add the vanilla extract and almond butter and mix well. Fold in the oats and combine completely.
Using a large scoop, drop scoopfuls onto wax paper about an inch apart and let cool completely and set. Store cookies in an airtight container.