Monday, October 21, 2013

No Bake Chocolate Cookies

Mixing it up
A while back my wife was having a rough week and I thought that I should make her a little something to lift her spirits and week. So on the day that she works later than I do, I picked up Callum and we got home and made a little dessert. Being short on funds for the week I looked at what we had and found a recipe to make No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies. What I learned is that they are extremely easy to make and really cheap. I surfed around Pinterest and came across the recipe that I used. It was attached to a blog called Chocolate Covered Katie. I pretty much stuck to the recipe without any changes other than the quality of coffee being used (no decaf). Actually I have no idea if Mt. Hagen coffee is good, I've never heard of it before. The cookies were well received and I know how much there were appreciated.

Yeah, that silver part is tin foil and it was removed before they were eaten

No Bake Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder (10g)
  • 3/4 cup quick oats (60g)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp oat flour (or make your own by blending oats in a food processor until they become powder. Measure after blending.) (60g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp xylitol or sugar (62g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules (I used decaf Mt. Hagen)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir very well. In a cup, combine liquid ingredients, then pour wet into dry and stir until incorporated fully. Transfer to a plastic bag and smush into a ball. Now you can roll into smaller balls or fridge until a little firmer. (Note: if you use coconut oil, these cookies will harden when chilled, but they go back to being soft if left out.) You could also bake these if you wish. For gluten-free: be sure to use certified-gf oats and oat flour.

Recipe adapted from

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