Wow what a week it has been! When I decided to do a “Cookie Week,” this last week, I was completely underestimating what the second half of my week was going to have in store for me. On Thursday, I had what was supposed to be a “minor” surgery on my arm. I thought it would leave me a little sore but completely able to function. I knew my grandfather’s funeral service was Saturday, so my plan was to bake enough batches of cookies on Thursday and Friday for the remainder of the week, blog them, and take the cookies to the service… Wow, I was completely wrong! Not only was I in excruciating pain, I got really sick from the pain killers. So, needless to say, I was unable to finish out my cookie week this last week.
We had the most amazingly beautiful service for my Grandpa on Saturday. While we cried so many tears, we also got to laugh a lot remembering what a funny, amazing man he was. He had a full military (Air Force) grave-site service. If any of you have ever experienced one, you know how incredible they are and how the folding and presenting of the flag with “Taps” playing in the background on the trumpet makes you gush tears. I am so very thankful for my wonderful family. I love that we are all so close and don’t just get together for funerals and weddings but several times every year and I am especially thankful that God blessed me with such a precious Grandfather.
I am feeling SO much better now (physically and emotionally), so it is back in the kitchen to give my wonderful followers the rest of their cookie recipes! Sorry if any of you sat by your computers for three days, waiting for the remainder cookie week ;).
Okay, on to cookies… I have been so excited to post this recipe because these are BY FAR the most incredible no-bake cookies I have ever had. They are so rich, creamy and full of chocolatey goodness… not to mention, made with one of my very favorite ingredients on the planet… NUTELLA!
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 and 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Nutella
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup quick oats
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and cocoa. Add milk and stir until combined. Add butter and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and continue to boil for three minutes, still stirring.
Remove from heat and add Vanilla and Nutella.
Add oats and mix well.
Let stand for a minute or two, allowing the oats to absorb some of the moisture. When the mix starts to firm up, drop spoonfuls (or use your cookie scoop) onto waxed paper and allow cookies to cool and set.