Holiday cookies are a blessing and a curse. Yes, they’re totes delicious, but when you come back from a week at home with an extra 5lbs hanging out on your ass, you know it wasn’t the ham or lasagna or turkey that did it – it was all the fucking cookies you ate.
The very least we can offer to keep it festive is to get rid of some of those pesky steps for baking … mostly because baking in general sucks (unless you’re talking about THAT baking…).
This recipe combines some of our fav things, like Nutella and alcohol. So, hooray for cookies.
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 3 tbsps Ghirardelli (or other fucking good kind) cocoa powder
- ¾ cup Nutella
- 1 tsp Kahlua
- A pinch of salt
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats (do NOT buy quick cooking)
- ½ cup hazelnuts, chopped
- ¼ cup flaked coconut
Combine butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted together. Bring to a boil, and then cook for about a minute. Add the Nutella, Kahlua, and salt and stir until the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and pour into a bowl with the oats, hazelnuts, and coconut, stirring until totally moistened. This isn’t unlike the granola I already fucking told you how to make.
On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drop the cookies by rounded tablespoons. You can flatten them out or leave them looking like little cat turds – it doesn’t matter. They’re fucking delicious and you didn’t have to do much to make them.