No bake cookie recipes are the epitome of ease in cookie baking for, as the name suggests, there is absolutely no baking.
But that doesn't mean that they have to be dull and boring or tasteless.
On the contrary, with the addition of crushed cookies and nuts for texture, dried fruit for color, citrus for bite and sweetened condensed milk to bind it all together, no bake cookies can be equally as delicious as their baked equivalents.
These two no bake cookie recipes will surely have you won over as fans and eager to try more.
Place the biscuits in the bowl of a food processor and process. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Chop the dried apricots and marshmallows and add to the bowl. Add the chopped nuts, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract and stir until all the ingredients are well mixed.
Divide the mixture into two and roll into logs. Spread the desiccated coconut onto a board and roll the logs in the coconut until they are well covered. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge.
When set, cut the logs into slices and serve. It is recommended that these cookies be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
The easiest way to chop marshmallows is to simply cut them with scissors.
To ensure the logs retain their shape while they are setting, wrap them in plastic wrap then place them inside a tall glass.
It is recommended you slice the apricot log when it is chilled and wipe the knife each time.
Place condensed milk and butter in a small saucepan and stir over a gentle heat. Continue stirring until the butter has melted and the butter and condensed milk have combined.
Process the biscuits in a food processor and stir into the butter mixture. Add the lemon zest and coconut and mix well.
Line a rectangle baking tin with tinfoil and press the mixture into the tin, spreading it evenly and smoothing over the top. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
Meanwhile prepare the orange icing.
Sift the confectioners sugar into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until the frosting becomes smooth and creamy. You may have to adjust the confectioners sugar or orange juice to achieve the right consistency.
Cut the slice into diamonds then drizzle the icing over the top. Decorate with grated lemon or orange zest.
Serve when icing has set.