Monday, November 9, 2009

No-Bake Mondays: Caveman Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Walnut Cookies aka Caveman Cookies

I imagine this is how cavemen made cookies back in the day.

All you really need to do is put the ingredients in a pot, bring it to a boil, add quick cooking oats, and voila--rich, earthy chocolate oatmeal cookies in 10 minutes flat. Be prepared for a delicately fudgy, extra chewy, almost gelatinous consistency; it won't have the cake-like texture that comes from flour. Instead, it will charm you with primitive homemade flavors that uses the most basic ingredients--and rocks them.

Some tips.
1. If you want a more wholesome taste, add more oats to the mix (this recipe is BIG on chocolate flavor).
2. Dip it in vanilla yogurt! It will take this cookie experience to whole new levels of AWESOME.


No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Walnut Cookies
Makes about 15
In Minutes: 10

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup milk
2 cups quick cooking oats

1. Boil sugar, butter, vanilla, cocoa powder, and milk in a pot for two minutes. Stir ocassionally.

2. Add quick cooking oats. Mix well.

3. Scoop out with spoon onto wax paper and top with walnuts. Let it cool. Then, attack!

Ta-dah. Two-bite goodness.

You'll want to lick the batter for this one. Enjoy!

- Kris Alcantara

Today's Sugarhigh: Fuji Persimmons
Score: B+


  1. I soooo want to try this. Will head to the grocery in a while. (Can I use brown sugar?)

  2. Hi Mabes, I'm sure you can use brown sugar! Extra tip: after mixing the oats in, let it sit for a while until its less milky and more sticky (make sense?) It's easier to scoop out and form that way. I say around 10-15 minutes. Let me know how it goes! :)

  3. hey kris, of course i didn't get to read your tip until now. AFTER i made them. haha! I didn't wait around 10 to 15 mins but i had an easy time scooping it out I'm waiting for it to cool. (and you're right about licking the batter. hehe)