I know this might not seem right to start talking about just yet, but the next couple of months will fly by with entertaining and get-togethers, and these nutella drop cookies are just what you need when you’re in a time-crunch.
There’s 56 days until Christmas, I know, it might seem a little scary, and you might already be looking for more time in your day. Entertaining shouldn’t be hard, or a chore. I’m a HUGE fan of stupidly easy recipes, and I think that’s why drop cookies have a special place in my heart.
You might cringe at the thought of a cookie exchange, but when you’ve got cookies like these Nutella Drop Cookies in your back pocket (okay, maybe not literally), you shouldn’t fear. Cookie exchanges are some of the most fun, and easiest ways to knock off your holiday baking.
Let’s get real for a second, who says cookie exchanges have to only happen around Christmas? Halloween is coming up, round up some friends and whip up a batch to share. We get so caught up in what should and shouldn’t be based on what everyone else tells us. Let’s start something new, stray away from the “normal” and make a new normal.
There’s nothing stopping you from creating a new and different tradition. You know those times you talk to your friends, or overhear a stranger talk about their halloween/thanksgiving/christmas tradition? Pipe up, and offer the idea of a non-traditional cookie exchange. In fact, I think I may have inspired myself!
But for now, here’s the nutella drop cookies
- 1 cup nutella
- 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
- Splash of vanilla
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 3/4 cups your fav. cereal (I used cornflakes in the picture)
- In a saucepan, combine and melt all the ingredients except for the cereal over low-medium heat.
- Once the mixture is well mixed, remove from the element, and add your favorite cereal.
- Stir well.
- On a lined baking sheet, drop mixture by the tablespoon full, or to desired size.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, and enjoy!
- Drop cookies will keep approximately 1 week stored in an airtight container in the fridge or up to 4 months in the freezer.