Almond No Bake Cookies

Almond No Bake Cookies

What's the weather been like where you are? Here in Michigan it's been HOT and HUMID. I know I really shouldn't complain, we couldn't wait for it to get warm here. It was cold for soooo long. But all of a sudden BAM! It got hot. And humid. And my hair started to freak out. And my house became a sauna.

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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cups sugar
1/4 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 stick unsalted butter
pinch of salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond butter
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.

Bon Appetit!

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