Monday, April 14, 2014

No-Bake Cookies, Two Ways (Biscoff & Nutella)

Recently, I tried two different variations on the old no-bake and loved both of them!!  I loved the Biscoff version the best, which is why I'll post it first.  No-bakes are super sweet, but reducing the sugar with these might affect turnout, since these cookies are kind of like making fudge.  Deviate from the recipe too much, and they might turn out too soft or too hard.
In the past, I've had trouble with any no-bake cookie recipe turning out, and I started boiling the mixture a little longer, which seems to help.  I boiled both of these batches for 1 minute and 20 seconds, which seems to be the perfect number for me here, with my humidity, etc.  I'll do that from now on.  Also, have all the ingredients measured out to add after boiling; Nutella, pb or Biscoff, vanilla, oats.  
Biscoff No-Bake Cookies
adapted from Cooking Classy

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, diced into 4 pieces
1/2 cup milk (preferably 2% or whole)
1/2 cup Biscoff Cookie Spread* (I only had Crunchy on hand; it worked)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups quick oats

1.  In a medium saucepan combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, butter and milk and heat mixture over slightly over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture begins to boil. Allow mixture to come to a roiling boil, and boil for 1 minute and 20 seconds without stirring, then remove from heat and immediately stir in Biscoff and vanilla, whisking until well blended, then mix in quick oats.

2.  Drop mixture by the spoonful (using 2 spoons - one to scoop and the other to push the mixture off opposite spoon) onto wax paper and allow to cool until set.  (Note: You may need to only boil for one minute if you live in a drier climate; but I'm not sure.)
*Biscoff Cookie Spread can be found near the peanut butter in many grocery stores.

Nutella No-Bake Cookies
adapted from Shugary Sweets

1 3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Nutella
3 cup quick oats

1.  In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, cook sugar, cocoa, milk and butter. Boil one minute and 20 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, salt, peanut butter, Nutella and oats. Stir until combined. Drop by teaspoon on wax paper and cool until set. (Note: You may need to only boil for one minute if you live in a drier climate; but I'm not sure.)
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Emily said...

You're a genius! The Biscoff one sounds so good! Actually, they both sound pretty great.

What a Dish! said...

Lol, thanks, but they're ideas from other people. I should have thought of them though!