Do you sometimes crave something sweet and chocolaty? Here is an extremely easy recipe for a more rough and ready chocolate cookie with no baking involved. It is even a little bit healthy with oats and desiccated coconut in the mix. Also butter and sugar, but no flour either.
This has been a favourite recipe well before I hit the teenage years. I remember my mom didn’t mind if we (I have four siblings) had a go at baking every now and then. As long as we cleaned up after ourselves. I think she left the kitchen as soon as one of us started so she couldn’t see the mess. One of the first recipes we tried was this No bake chocolate cookies.
I also made many batches of these when my husband still took part in canoe races over weekends for an instant energy booster. With the added oats these energy boosts would (hopefully) last a bit longer in the system. They’re also great with coffee on the side.
The recipe is super easy. I don’t exactly know what the melted butter mixture does but you absolutely have to follow the step that says ‘boil the mixture for two minutes‘. That helps in keeping the cookies firm.
Butter, Butter, Butter
Softened butter is usually used in a recipe where you’re told to ‘cream’ the butter and sugar together. This forms air pockets in the baked treats and these air pockets will fill with steam during baking, creating a tender crust and light texture. When it comes to melting the butter, baked goods will usually rely on some kind of baking powder or soda to rise. In the recipe I’m giving you the melted butter is more to bind everything together because you’re not baking anything, maybe the same happens when making biscuit cake.
So here is the recipe.
Unbaked chocolate cookies
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder (sifted)
¼ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1½ cup oats
½ cup desiccated coconut
- Melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove, add the sugar and sifted cocoa.
- Add the milk and stir while on a slow heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Boil the mixture for two minutes while constantly stirring. (time this!)
- Remove from the heat.
- Add the vanilla, oats and coconut. Keep stirring until everything is mixed.
- Spoon small amounts on a piece of baking paper and leave until cookies have cooled down and feel firm to the touch.