Did you know that February 5th is "World Nutella Day"? Well, it is:) As I was looking on the internet for Nutella recipe ideas I landed on this popular recipe at Lindsey's blog, Gingerbread Bagels. It caught my eye because the cookies looked like our family favorite cookie, cocoa oatmeal cookies*, which I first posted about here and included the recipe handwritten by my mom, so many years ago. I have it framed and hanging in my kitch
*The only variation with this recipe is that Nutella is substituted for the peanut butter.
I think we originally got the recipe from here:
Inside the booklet is this recipe:
With mom's pencil changes (above) this recipe became our (No-bake) Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies:) I never recall working alongside my mom in the kitchen, but I don't think she ever made these cookies with canned milk (though she noted it). Also, "oleo"(in the recipe) is margarine/butter.
Mom has been gone for 26 years, and I'm so glad she saved this little Brownie Cookie book:)
(No Bake) COCOA OATMEAL COOKIES (Nutella style)
In large mixing bowl put:
3 cups oats
1/2 cup Nutella (In the original recipe this is peanut butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla
a pinch of salt
Set this bowl aside.
In a large saucepan put:
1/2 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
3 heaping tablespoons cocoa(my mom actually used Neslte's Quik(Now Nesquik) and so do I)
1/2 cup of milk
Bring this mixture to a full rolling boil(stirring) and boil for 1 minute and 10 seconds(If you don't boil it long enough it's too gooey, and if you boil it too long, it's too dry).
After boiling, immediately add this mixture to the bowl with the dry mixture and mix well.
Drop by spoonfuls onto the wax paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until firm. Makes 20-24 cookies
The cookie is very good with the Nutella, but I am a traditionalist/sentimentalist and prefer it with the peanut butter:)
In the past I have also made HOMEMADE NUTELLA,(excuse the crummy photos) and it is surprisingly easy and so delicious, and a grilled Nutella sandwich, which may be my favorite thing to make using Nutella!
This post is also linked to Maggie's Linky party:"Decidedly Healthy or Horribly Decadent". Of course you know which category these cookies go under~Ha ha!