It’s cloudy and rainy again this afternoon. After a weekend of sunshine and with it, a glimmer of Spring, it appears that Winter refuses to back down. But alas, I hear the birds chirping and feel a sense of optimism that a new season is here and with that, a new semester approaches. I have been horribly unproductive all semester. I blame it on being a newlywed. But that’s a bit of lie. I procrastinate. Speaking of which…
I made cookies the other night. I’m not much of a baker because I don’t have patience when it comes to measuring properly and keeping a watchful eye on the oven, which are apparently essential to being a good baker. Nonetheless, these cookies were the perfect way to balance out my need for something sweet and my impatience for proper measurements. So, I bring you:
Nutella Stovetop Cookies
(Adapted from Megan’s Cookin’)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. Nutella
1 1/2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. shredded coconut
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter, milk, sugar, cocoa and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and continue to boil for another few minutes.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Mix in Nutella.
- Add oats and coconut. Mix until everything is combined.
- Drop a heaping tablespoon of the batter onto parchment paper and allow to cool and set. You must act quickly before it begins to set in the pot. I cooled mine in the fridge because, as you now know, I’m impatient. It was ready to eat in about 15 minutes.
I halved the recipe, which yielded about a dozen cookies. I also significantly reduced the amount of sugar that the original recipe calls for. Nutella is pretty sweet as it is so I felt like all that extra sugar wasn’t needed, but that was just my personal preference. Lastly, I’ve decided that since there’s no actual ‘baking’ that’s happening here, I feel that you can be quite loose with the measurements since the oven is where all the chemistry takes place.
[Photo by me via Instagram. I don’t have a fancy SLR so this is as good as it’s going to get until I get one… some day!]