Baking & Dessert

By Lindsay Hunt | April 6, 2011

Photographer Lindsay Hunt

I love to make a delicious and easy treat on a whim. Often a last minute decision to satisfy my sweet tooth, sometimes the prospect of waiting one whole hour for Nutella Swirl Brownies is too long for my ardent desire to wait.

Cue a No-Bake cookie recipe. It was my first time making no-bake cookies, so I anticipated a quick fix of sugar. I should have read the recipe more closely, it requires a few hours chilling to form a solid cookie.

Although I let the batch set overnight in the refrigerator, a spoonful of batter from the bowl satisfied. I also scooped one cookie and chilled it in the freezer for more immediate satisfaction.

So in the end not baking saved no time, but I discovered an amazing treat that I’ll definitely make again.

Photographer Lindsay Hunt

Adapted from Food Network

No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies Recipe

Servings: 18-20 cookies


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp almond extract
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3 cups rolled oats


1. Combine both sugars, cocoa, butter, and the milk in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently.

2. When the mixture has come to a boil, add the almond extract and stir to incorporate. Fold in the almond butter and the oats.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop 2 tablespoons of the mixture onto the sheet, pressing with the back of the tablespoon to flatten the cookies. Chill overnight, or until solid.

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