Easy No Bake Fudge Cookies

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Easy homemade cookies like these no-bake fudge cookies are so great, especially when you don't feel like heating up the entire house with your oven. These easy dessert recipes are also great for beginner bakers out there and for kids who want to learn how to make easy homemade cookies on their own and don't know how to safely use the oven yet. There are also some other easy options you can try like saving some raw cookie dough in the freezer to eat cold and uncooked. If you're going to do this, just make sure that you use an egg substitute which you can usually find in the baking area in the grocery store. You can also make vegan flax eggs with some ground flaxseed and water. Just mix three tablespoons of warm water with one tablespoon of the flaxseed and let it sit for 15 minutes to thicken up. This may not work in all recipes so test it out first and see how it holds up. Using an egg substitute will make the raw cookie dough safer to eat since eating raw egg could cause food poisoning. You could also use your frozen cookie dough to make just a couple of cookies at a time in a small convection oven instead of turning on your larger oven.

Another idea is to buy cookies when they are on sale. Check the fliers at your grocery store and see if your favourite cookies are on sale and then stock up on them, so you have plenty whenever you need them to serve to guests or for your kids' lunch boxes. These no bake fudge cookies are great because they are so easy to make and they store well in the freezer so you can pull them out whenever you need them and then thaw them a bit, so they're ready to enjoy. All you need is some milk; you could use some non-dairy milk as a substitute if you like to make this a healthier dessert recipe. You also need margarine or butter, and you could use a vegan butter replacement too. You'll also need sugar, cocoa, peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. To make this recipe even healthier you could use some coconut sugar in place of refined sugar or even some maple syrup. Instead of using the peanut butter you could use almond butter which is a bit healthier than peanut butter. If you're gluten-free, make sure you use some gluten-free oats in your recipe. You can also add nuts to your recipe if you like and some almonds or cashews would be great in these cookies. Use a 20-inch piece of wax paper as a place to put the cookies. Then mix your milk, cocoa, butter and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil. Then take off of the heat and stir in the nut butter and vanilla as well as the nuts if you're adding them.

Finally, add in the oats last and mix everything really well so that the oats are coated in the other ingredients. The dough starts to harden very quickly so work as fast as you can. Once your dough is all ready, take small amounts of the dough and drop it onto the wax paper to make the cookies. You could even use a small measuring cup or a cookie or ice cream scoop to make it easier. Leave them out to harden up, or put in the fridge if it's a hot day. Enjoy these cookies as a snack or a treat and make them easily whenever you want a sweet treat.***

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