NO BAKE COOKIES | easy chocolate oatmeal cookie recipe

NO BAKE COOKIES | easy chocolate oatmeal cookie recipe

– For my last video of 2019, I thought we’d end on a
sweet, indulgent note, especially since you’re gonna get loads of healthy recipes in January. So, until then, I thought
I would supply you with an easy cookie recipe that’s perfect for
Christmas and the holidays, and that’s no-bake cookies. There’s just seven simple
ingredients in these cookies, and no flour or eggs are needed. You just boil everything together, scoop it out onto some parchment paper, and let it cool. And taste and texture-wise, these are almost a cross between an oatmeal cookie and fudge. But as simple as these cookies should be, it seems that many still
run into issues making them, with them either turning
out too soft and gooey, or too hard and crumbly. So today I’m not only
sharing my delicious recipe, I’m sharing heaps of tips to
make sure that your cookies are no-fail no-bake cookies,
and turn out perfectly. Let’s dive right in. To get started, line two baking trays with parchment paper. And I just recently discovered that you can buy parchment paper pre-cut that fits baking trays perfectly, and you don’t have to tear it off rolls, so I’m pretty darn excited. When it comes to these cookies, it’s all about which texture you prefer. You can use quick cooking oats, or old fashioned rolled oats. Just don’t use steel-cut oats, as they’re too thick. Quick cooking oats will produce a finer-textured, chewier cookie, and old fashioned rolled oats will produce a thicker, heartier cookie, but either one works. Or you can do what I do, and use a 50/50 mix of both. For the rest of the ingredients, white cane sugar is typically
used in this recipe, but I prefer coconut sugar, as it’s unprocessed, and it has an almost
caramel-like taste to it. You’ll also need cacao
powder or cocoa powder, and butter or ghee. If you’re dairy-free or vegan, you can also use a vegan butter. And speaking of dairy-free, I’m using my homemade almond milk, but you can use any
dairy or dairy-free milk in this recipe. To keep the cookies soft and moist, you’ll need nut butter, and I’m using my homemade almond butter. But any nut or seed butter will work. And lastly, you’ll need a
splash of vanilla extract. Because this recipe comes
together really fast, and time does have an impact on the success or
failure of these cookies, I do recommend measuring and pouring out all of your ingredients into prep bowls ahead of time. Then, all you have to do
is add what’s in each bowl each step of the way, and it’s pretty foolproof. All right, so let’s get started. Heat a pot over medium heat, and add a half a cup of butter, half of cup of milk, two cups of coconut sugar, and a quarter cup of cacao powder. Give that a stir, and
let it all melt together. (upbeat music) After a couple of minutes, you’ll notice small bubbles
around the outside of the pot. But we wanna wait until we see a full-boil of bubbles in the middle before we set our timer. So when you see that, set
your timer for two minutes, and just keep a close eye on the stove. When your timer goes off, remove the pot from the heat immediately, and add a half a cup of almond butter, and one teaspoon of vanilla
extract, and stir that in. Then add three cups of oats, whichever type was your preference, or a mix, as I’m doing today, and stir that in until
the oats are fully coated. If you’re making this recipe with kids, keep in mind that this is an
extremely hot sugar mixture, so use caution, and little fingers
should be extra careful. Grab a cookie scoop, and use that to dollop the mixture on to the parchment paper. You could use two spoons, but I love my cookie scoop, as it keeps all the cookies
about the same size. At this stage, you’ll notice
the cookies are little mounds, almost like coconut macaroons, and you can certainly
keep them this shape, or you can use the back of a spoon to flatten them into more
of a cookie-like shape. This single batch of no-bake cookies will make about 24 to 28 cookies, depending on how large you make them, and then all you have to do
is wait for them to harden, which should take about
30 minutes on the counter, though you could also
speed this up a little by placing them in the fridge. So that was super-easy, right? I sure hope so, but if
you do run into problems, here’s a few extra tips. If your cookies are too hard, reduce the amount of time
your sugar mixture boils for on your next batch by 15 to 20 seconds. And if you used rolled oats, try quick cooking oats next time for a softer texture. If your cookies are too soft, boil the sugar mixture for an extra 15 to 20 seconds next time, and keep in mind that humidity can also make them softer, and require a little more boiling time. If they’re still too soft, you can add more rolled oats, or just let the cookies sit
out overnight, uncovered. They’ll naturally firm up as the moisture inside
the cookies evaporates. I hope you guys enjoyed
this cookie recipe, I hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends, and I will see you back
here again in the new year.

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  1. Let's finish 2019 on a sweet note…because these cookies are perfect for the holidays! πŸ™‚ I can't wait to see you whip them up, so make sure to tag me when you do. I'm off YouTube for the next couple of weeks, but I've got loads of healthy recipes planned for January. Stay tuned! Have a wonderful holiday!! xo – Lisa

  2. Are these freezer friendly? Did you try that by any chance?
    I'm single, I might devour too many of these if I dont't hide them from me in the freezer πŸ˜›

    EDIT nevermind, I read the recipe on the site, so yess, 2 months in the freezer.

  3. Yumm 😊πŸͺ It goes to my 'must try' list. Happy Holidays and happy new year! Cannot wait next year and your new delicious recipe ideas ❀️

  4. These are the cookies I make for cookie exchange every year. They are amazing. Without any nut butter though

  5. I always loved these cookies. My grandmother used to make them. πŸ’• I'm low carb now, but I'll bet you could make them low carb by subbing Lakanto or Swerve for the sugar and maybe thinly sliced blanched almonds or coconut flakes for the oats. I can't wait to try it!

  6. These look so easy to make! But I’m Paleo and don’t eat oats… I wonder if there are compliant no bake recipes

  7. LOVE not having to turn on my oven, but still able to have fresh cookies! Definitely going to be trying these πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

  8. Yummmmmmmmmmy I'm mind blown by the precut parchment paper πŸ˜³πŸ‘ my bf is allergic to almonds, can I use peanut butter?

  9. Will try this recipe. I have everything for it. We grew up eating these. But when I tried to make them. Most the time they never set up. I think it was the timing on it. πŸ™‚

  10. I’m curious to try these! However I think I will use peanut butter instead of almond butter. Can you store these in the freezer?

  11. Do you think this would work without oats to make a fudge instead? Or can I sub oats with almond flour for a grainless cookie?

  12. I love that what excites you is what excites me! How cool are those pre cut sheets!!! Brilliant! Thank you for sharing!!!

  13. Liked the video, but wondering if a non chocolate version just involves omitting the chocolate portion? Any substitutions and/or increasing of ingredients required? Thanks Sonya

  14. Thank you for sharing! All the best for the Holiday Season and looking forward to new recipes in 2020! πŸ₯³πŸ€©

  15. Absolutely amazing idea, just like always, great recipe, wish you a happy new year, i'm looking forward to new recipes in 2020 ..🌹🌹🌹 blessings from Hong Kong

  16. Do you have a brand of oats that you can recommend that is gluten-free? I know oats are naturally gluten-free, but they're sometimes grown with wheat.

  17. Perfect video to end 2019. My friends grew up calling them preacher cookies, because if the preacher showed up last minute they could throw them together and serve. πŸ™‚

  18. Hi Lisa, these look delicious. My three grandsons will be staying with me a lot over the holidays while they are out of school. This looks like a great recipe to have around. Merry Christmas and looking forward to your 2020 videos.

  19. My grandmama used to make these without nut butter due to my dad’s allergy. They were so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Questions- Could I use the following subs, coconut oil instead of butter and monk fruit/erythrithol sweetner instead of sugar.? Thanks

  21. This is the first recipe I have ever tried from you and it is amazing! Thank you for it, very more-ish. If I can offer one tip though…would it be possible to post your recipes in metric form instead of cups? I found the whole "cup" measurement messy with a lot of cups to wash. Much easier to weigh everything out on scales and less to clean. Or for those who prefer "cup" measurements, maybe include metric weight as well? Just a suggestion but it would help a lot. Thanks again for a great recipe. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes out.

  22. These were my favorite cookies that my mom made when I was little – I haven't had them in 20+ years. I'll have to make them with my own kids, thank you!

  23. Hi thank you for recipe I really wanted to make these but.. I find it easier with actually measured ingredients..😩 is it possible for you to maybe add actual weights etc.. I find it difficult to judge half a cup ..πŸ˜¬πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ..just a thought πŸ’­ πŸ™‚

  24. I've been looking for the perfect no bake cookie recipe for years. My elementary school cafeteria made them soft and gooey. Mine have always turned out hard and crumbly. I'm going to make them right now!

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  26. lovely, ingredients I have, but just run out of butter! what can I sub with, as I have no ghee either? Mona, UK! I like the way u explain, so clear & well put!

  27. Thanks for the amazing recipe! I made it tonight using exactly the same recipe and it turns out it’s a bit too sweet. Would it work fine if I cut the coconut sugar in half? The cocoa power I use is unsweetened as well as the almond milk

  28. I love your recipes and channel. Unfortunately, these were not full-proof for me. I followed the recipe exactly, they never firmed up and were a strange, sticky consistency. I used the old-fashioned oats, but this left the cookies with very hard pieces that were difficult to chew and not good. Oh well, the flavor was great!

  29. Can you please make a video with meals that will lower cholesterol specifically. My daughter is 7 with a cholesterol of 230. I look for videos but have not seen many and the videos I see dont show how to cook the meals. Please and thank you

  30. HELLO! your "contact you" does not seem to be working tonight so I'll ask you here: Do you have any recipes for mushrooms? I looked under the question mark and did not find any. YOU ARE MY GO-TO for all things I need to prepare in the kitchen (I've perused others and always seem to come back to you instead for any given item!) THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUAL GOOD ADVICE and EXCELLENT PREP MEAL IDEAS. HAPPY NEW YEAR! (p.s. my hubby cannot have gluten so I need to "adapt" a lot!)

  31. Love ❀ your channel and this recipe, thanks for sharing! Like this if you want to start New Year 2020 healthier πŸ₯‘πŸ₯₯πŸ₯­πŸ‡πŸ†πŸ₯•πŸŒΆπŸ₯¦

  32. Thank you for something chocolate! I am allergic to peanuts, walnuts, pecans and other nuts. What can I use as a substitute for nut butter?

  33. I've also made these as bars, take same mixture and pour all on the sheet. Let cool and then cut into bars cookies.

  34. This recipe goes back to the early 50s … Milk, white sugar, coco powder, pinch of salt, butter.
    Thks for the reminder and ur version

  35. My best friend gave me a no fail fudge recipe…that every time I made it, I ended up with ice cream topping. She neglected to tell me that skim milk wouldn't work. lol

  36. Those look yummy 🀀!! Hope this question hasn't already been asked as I didn't skim through the comments to see. I no longer eat oatmeal and wondering if toasted coconut chips would work?

  37. I make them in the microwave (30sec, stir)3 times let boil dissipate then adding vanilla and oatmeal last. I make the first batch dry and crumbling(higher oatmeal ratio), then I make a batch and mix in the crumbles and spoon it on to wax paper. I think it gives it a better texture.

  38. Hi is it possible to put half butter half almond or hazelnut butter instead of just butter?
    By the way I really like your channel!

  39. I am not going to lie, I did not expect these cookies to taste as DELICIOUS as they are!!!!! Ive already eaten at least 6 lmao omg I cant wait to make these again!!

  40. Great recipe! Thanks a lot! I just made the cookies with whatever I had leftover cereals, peanut butter and sweeteners. It worked well. Do you know if it's ok to freeze them? They are a lot!

  41. Where i come from we called these Preacher Cookies. We had them all the time growing up , in fact i got sick of having them and have not ate one in years now.

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