Thursday, 8 December 2011

No-bake cookies

Since we very wisely decided NOT to bring our oven with us.. and I dont use the microwave due to health hazards, I'm somewhat at a loss as far as baking goes. I love baking - remember the 7up cake and the coke cake and what not? No? well, that would be because the pictures are on Foodi but no step-by-step here..  Anyway. So, since I so craved something baked today, I surfed around for cookies I could make without an oven. I must admit, I didnt really find anything that 'spoke' much to me. But I collected a general idea.. and this is what I have come up with.. It could very well be that there is something similar online somewhere.. if there is, rest assured, I havent copied from there :)

So here goes, this is what you need:
200 gms butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar, (213 grms each)
1 cup choco chips, (214 grms)
4 cups oats - rolled or otherwise, up to you. I used quick cooking. (105grms each)
2 tbls cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
And this is what you should do
1- put the butter, sugar and milk in a saucepan and let it boil up. Once it does, time it and let it boil for 2 minutes. If you dont, the batter/dough wont set. It will boil up and turn foamy and settle down as it cools. Let it boil up, just remove from heat and let it cool down.. then put it back on heat to boil the 2 minutes

2- mix together the oats, choco chips, cocoa and vanilla essence. You could add nuts, I didnt have any, but if you do, now would be the time to add them in.
3- pour the butter mix over this - dont  use all - I had about a quarter left. You want a dough that is sticking together. If you use all of it up your cookies wont set. Best is here to use a wooden spoon

4- drop spoonfulls on a greased tray. Alternatively, make small balls with your hand and flatten them on the tray

5- let them cool down to set.

They were nice and chewey.. soft but not 'raw' soft... I wanted to experiment a bit more so popped some in my stone-oven.

They came out crispy - and a bit burnt since I left them in too long. But definitely very yummy..  So, my baking / choco cookie craving was satisfied :D

 Have fun and do let me know if you try them out :)


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  3. cool recipe !!! definitely will try it out


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