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!

1 comment :

  1. I can totally agree with you about hot and humid weather! Here in New York it was very similar. At this time, it is definitely difficult to bake or cook anything that requires the use of an oven. However, it's nice to see that you're still finding ways to cook without turning up the heat. Stay cool and hydrated! By the way, have you ever visited this barbershop? They offer excellent care services.