Pantry Quick Chocolate Cookies
I have been whipping these cookie creations up for decades. They are not only fast and easy to make, they are almost as quickly devoured. No oven, and the only baking portion is the cooking of the “candy” type chocolate syrup on the stove top. Once combined with the dry ingredients, you have to move quickly to make your cookie mounds before they harden.
And if you have small children underfoot, you need snacks and special treats that are easy and quick to create. This fits the bill perfectly. And you and I both know, chocolate is a food group. Well, that is my story and I’m sticking to it.
It is true though that the nutritional benefits of cocoa are becoming more known and accepted. As this cookie is also wheat-free, it may be acceptable in your gluten-free lifestyle. However, you do need to check the source of your rolled oats as to the processing to see if they have become contaminated by wheat and wheat gluten.
Key Point To Remember
A key point about these cookies is how long you cook the cocoa syrup on the stove top.
Not cooked long enough – If you don’t boil the mixture long enough, it won’t thicken properly. Don’t worry, this just makes your final cookie more gooey because it won’t harden up the same. But trust me, that just means they are finger licking cookies. They will still disappear into surrounding mouths and tummies in your home.
Cooked too long – If you cook the syrup mixture too long, you will have to move at super human speed to drop your cookies on the parchment paper or baking sheet. Why? Because they will harden with lightening fast speed. But again, these cookies will just be harder to bite down on, but still will disappear down those little throats. Just more slowly.
Cooked just right – You will know when the batch is perfect because they will harden up to hold their shape and remove easily from the baking sheet or parchment paper. But when you bite into them, they will still have a soft yet chewy quality to them. These will also disappear in a flash too.
No matter how you created them, too soft, too hard, or just right, you don’t have to worry about them going bad and needing to be tossed. It will be surprising if you have any left over for tomorrow. I found I had to make them while the kids weren’t paying attention if I was going to tuck them into their lunches the next day.
And if you’ve been participating in our Pantry Challenge for Beginners, then you know that by description of the ingredients, this is suitably named, Pantry Quick Chocolate Cookies.