Easy Chocolate Biscoff No-Bake Cookies
The dog days of summer are most definitely upon us. Are you feeling the heat, the humidity and have absolutely no desire to bake cookies for the kids even though they're begging you to make them a treat?
How often have you heard them say, "Mom, I'm hungry!" since the end of school? It sort of goes hand in hand with that other awesome phrase, "Mom, I'm bored!" (Cure THAT one here)
If you're looking for a solution, I've got a great one for you.
These Easy Chocolate Biscoff No-Bake Cookies are perfect and will most definitely bring a smile to everyone's face! The kids will love them because they're delicious and you'll love them for their simplicity, and the fact that you won't be heating up your house with the oven. It's a win-win!
Made with cocoa powder, sugar, oatmeal, butter and that incredible goodness in a jar called Biscoff, a cookie spread that's so popular in Europe. If you have a Trader Joe's near you, then you're in luck because they sell their own Speculoos Cookie Butter which is just as delicious and less expensive than Biscoff. Haven't tried it yet or heard of it then run, don't walk to the store because you don't know what you're missing. It's so good you can eat it out of the jar. And yes, I may have done that a time or two before, during and after the making of these little gems. Don't eat it all though, be sure to save some for these cookies!
The chocolate no-bake cookie recipe that I've seen so often around the internet reminded me of my formative high school years. I decided to modernize it with the Biscoff and slightly changed the recipe I found over at Nutmeg Nanny. There's also a peanut-butter and chocolate no-bake cookie version you can try if you want to go "classic" with your cookies.
Chocolate Biscoff No-Bake Cookies
(Makes approximately 56 cookies.)
Ingredients for No-Bake Cookies
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk, plus additional if needed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups quick cook oatmeal
- 3/4 cup Biscoff cookie spread
Making Your No-Bake Cookies
- Place sugar, butter, salt, cocoa powder and 1/2 cup milk into a large saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, whisking occasionally.
- Remove from heat when it becomes thick and resembles syrup in consistency.
- Immediately mix in vanilla extract, oatmeal and Biscoff.
- Using tablespoons full of dough, place onto wax paper or parchment.
- Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass and allow to cool and harden.
It may be necessary to add more milk as the mixture cools and becomes crumbly. Add only one teaspoon at a time until it adheres together.
Have fun making and eating them with the kids. They'll probably be asking you to make them again and again. And thankfully you'll be able to do so without overheating the entire house.