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To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Feb 12, 2013

No-Bake Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies with Frangelico

Libations used: 2 Tbs Frangelico
Libations left over: None, but add a shot to your coffee when you're done whipping up these cookies...
I think the last time I had no-bake cookies was in college.  The residence I lived in had a fancy chef, but one of my favorite things he made were just simple no-bake cookies.  Well, these aren't quite the same — they're a boozed-up adult version with Frangelico.  And there's the added bonus of peanut butter and Nutella.  You really can't go wrong with pairing Frangelico and Nutella, like I did with these cupcakes that I made back in the spring.  Heaven!   Anyway, if you're looking for a quick and easy dessert to make for Valentines' Day, try this cookie recipe from TheKitchn.  They're sure to impress and satisfy your lover, your friends and your family.  Just don't try to lick the bowl clean, ok?

No-Bake Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies with Frangelico - makes almost 2 dozen
  • 3 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbs cocoa powder (preferably unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 2 Tbs Frangelico
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
- Add the sugar, milk and cocoa powder and stir to combine.
- Stir in the peanut butter, Nutella and Frangelico until it's melted and thoroughly combined.
- Add the oats and mix thoroughly.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Using an ice cream scooper, start to shape the dough into balls.
- Place on a parchment paper-lined pan.
-  Place the pan in the fridge and let the cookies set for about 30 minutes.


lynn said...

no bake cookies are the best!