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May 15

Amaretto Coffee Creamer No Bake Cookies #whatsyourid

{This post is sponsored by International Delight.}

Amaretto Coffee Creamer No Bake Cookies are perfect when you’re craving cookies on a hot day. These No Bake Cookies are filled with almond flavor and Amaretto Coffee Creamer!

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If you could only choose one flavor to put in your cookies and sweets for the rest of your life, what would it be? Vanilla? Hazelnut? Coconut? Lemon?

Mine would be almond. Almond extract is totally intoxicating to me. Sometimes I go to the pantry just to sniff the bottle. That’s not weird…right?

I remember the first time I made my favorite sugar cookie recipe, it called for almond extract. I scoffed and was all, “pffft. I’m using vanilla.” I did that for years until one day, I tried almond extract. And I was hooked. Addicted!

I love putting almond flavoring in just about everything, which is why I wonder why it took me so long to discover Amaretto liqueur. I know I’ve had it in things before but a few months ago I finally bought myself a bottle and promptly made fudge with it.

The problem with using actual Amaretto in desserts is that the treats become adults-only. This is something that my daughter is NOT happy about. If I make treats, she expects to have one or seven.

When I saw that International Delight made Amaretto Coffee creamer, I was instantly hooked. I could have amaretto for breakfast and no one would be the wiser? That’s pretty genius, if you ask me.

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In typical Dorothy Recipe Creation fashion, I decided to make 100 actual things before I made even one. Cake! Cheesecake! Cookies! Pie! Candy! Cookies!

My mind was All. Over. The. Place. trying to decide what to make with the Amaretto Coffee Creamer. I had plans to make some sort of elaborate baked concoction and then it decided to become summer in May in Sacramento. It’s been in the 90s for what seems like weeks now. I did NOT want to turn on my oven.

The obvious decision was to make no bake cookies. Obviously!

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I’ve never made no bakes before. I’ve eaten them plenty and seen them around the internet. (Most recently, my BFF Aimee made some peanut butter ones…OMG!)

All of the no bake cookie recipes I saw use milk as one of the ingredients. So…why not substitute your favorite flavor of coffee creamer instead?

Is anyone else smacking their forehead right now and saying, “Oh the possibilities!!???” Because I am!

To make the cookies, you cook together butter, sugar, creamer and flavorings, and then add in some quick cook oatmeal. That’s the binder that gives the cookies their oomph. Make sure it’s quick cook oatmeal – or it will be raw and probably somewhat unappetizing!

I also added almonds to mine (duh, amaretto!) and some sprinkles. The sprinkles give the cookies some color. Otherwise they’re just a little…brown. And besides…sprinkles= happy!

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If you’re as in love with almond as I am, these will be right up your alley.

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Amaretto makes me happy. Wait…that sounds bad… 😉

Amaretto Coffee Creamer No-Bake Cookies

These no-bake cookies are filled with almond flavor including Amaretto Coffee Creamer! Easy and quick, they are a great way to have your cookies on a hot day! {Recipe adapted from Shaken Together .


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup International Delight Amaretto Coffee Creamer
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles, optional


  1. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and creamer, stir, and cook until it just begins to bubble. Boil for 1 minute. Add extracts, almonds, and oats and cook for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and stir in sprinkles.
  3. Use two spoons to scoop mounds of the oat mixture onto the cookie sheet. Let sit until they completely cool. Store in an airtight container.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

72 Responses to “Amaretto Coffee Creamer No Bake Cookies #whatsyourid”

  1. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor posted on May 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm (#)

    Oooooh, how clever are you? Loving the creamer in a COOKIE! And Amaretto? Be still my heart. Looks delicious, Dorothy!


  2. Miss Messy posted on May 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm (#)

    I don’t know what coffee creamer is.. but these look amazing! :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 15th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Oh you must try some sometime! It’s sold in the section by the milk, it’s non-dairy creamer with tons of great flavors!


  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on May 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm (#)

    Almond extract is totally intoxicating to me, too! And I don’t even ‘love’ almonds. I made a cake last week with almond extract and I wanted just sniff that cake :)

    Great thinking with these cookies! I bet they are delish!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 15th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      I would have been in your kitchen with my nose tied to that cake! :)


  4. Emily ~SoDomesticated~ posted on May 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm (#)

    Love these cookies….. no bake…… bonus! I would definitely put coconut flavoring in all my treats!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 15th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Oh, yeah. I need to do that one too!


  5. Amy posted on May 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm (#)

    I love almond extract too! I was an organic chemist, and one of my chemical smelled exactly like almond extract. Although no one else seemed to like it, I really looked forward to the days where I could use it! (That’s probably a LOT stranger than you smelled the bottle in your pantry…)

    You’re so creative! My mind jumps all over the place too when I get new ingredients to play with. (My brain turns into Tigger with caffeine — crazy!) Cant’t wait to read about your Amaretto coffee creamer cheesecake! :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 15th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Ha! I’d have been there overtime sniffing! :) Thanks Amy!


      • Amy replied on May 15th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        I’m glad someone finally understands me! 😉

        • Dorothy Kern replied on May 16th, 2013 at 6:49 am

          LOL, I totally do. :)

  6. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm (#)

    These are so cute! I love the sprinkles, the simplicity, and the scrumptiousness! (sorry, I needed another “s”) No bakes are perfect for warm weather. And am I ever with you on new ingredients tormenting my mental capacity. If only we could make a little serving of all our ideas!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 15th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      Right? That would be the best thing ever if we could!


  7. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm (#)

    I love amaretto!!! Almond is just awesome, and I think I need some of these cookies in my life! thanks for the link love :)


  8. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm (#)

    I love using coffee creamer in cookies. I’m a total creamer stalker at the grocery store, looking for new flavors to try. If you love Amaretto, I have an AMAZING Amaretto Dip. It hasn’t gotten posted yet, but I’ll let you know when it does. It’s so good.. I usually end up eating half of it while putting it together. :)


  9. Vanessa posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm (#)

    The International Delight page is loaded with recipes! I say that you try them all, and share your glorious creations with us :O)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 15th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      That sounds like a plan Vanessa!


  10. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm (#)

    Mmmmm…these cookies sound yummy! I like the fact that they’re no-bake. Sometimes during the hot summer months, I don’t want to turn on the oven, so this recipe will be perfect!


  11. Tieghan posted on May 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm (#)

    I love going to sniff vanilla! it reminds me of cookies!

    The 90’s sound awesome!!!! It has been so cold here and is just starting to worm up, but only to the 50’s or maybe 60’s! Anyway, I am loving these cookies!! No bake is always good!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 16th, 2013 at 6:52 am

      I’m okay with 90s…in summer. 90s now just means it’ll be 90 until October and my A/C bill will be more expensive for an extra 2 months! Ugh!


  12. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on May 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm (#)

    You just made my day! I had no clue ID made Amaretto creamer. I have been on the hunt for Amaretto creamer for months. I can’t wait to get some to add to my coffee and try these amazing looking cookies! Yum!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 16th, 2013 at 6:51 am

      I found it at Walmart! :) Thanks Jennifer!


  13. Akaleistar posted on May 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm (#)

    Looks yummy!


  14. Heather @ French Press posted on May 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm (#)

    you are just so clever Dorothy, and these pictures are SO gorgeous!! LOVE the sprinkles


  15. ashley - baker by nature posted on May 16, 2013 at 4:01 am (#)

    No bake?! Yes please. Perfect for SUMMER!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 16th, 2013 at 6:49 am

      I know, I’ll be making lots!


  16. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:13 am (#)

    Everytime i use almond extract, I have to stop and smell the bottle. It’s just such a good smell! This recipe sounds delicious!


  17. Michele posted on May 16, 2013 at 6:11 am (#)

    What a great idea! Making recipes with your favorite coffee creamer. I love all of them! I think vanilla is still my fave though.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 16th, 2013 at 6:48 am

      I love the vanilla! Thanks Michele!


  18. mr. & Mrs. P posted on May 16, 2013 at 7:58 am (#)

    HAAAA! What a great idea!!! These no bake cookies looks so darn cute!


  19. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen posted on May 16, 2013 at 8:16 am (#)

    I’m a total coffee snob and only drink my coffee black, so creamer is not something I have around my house nor have I really ever had any desire to buy. But I’ll totally buy some if it flavors no bake cookies!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 16th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      It totally flavors EVERYTHING not just coffee!


  20. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie posted on May 16, 2013 at 8:26 am (#)

    Peanut butter. That’s the flavor I would add. And I don’t drink coffee but I may need to buy this creamer just for these cookies


  21. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry posted on May 16, 2013 at 9:28 am (#)

    I am a huge fan of almond extract in baked goods. Its gives it that little extra boost of flavor. And this cookies look delicious and so easy!


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  23. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on May 16, 2013 at 9:59 am (#)

    I adore almond. Ahhhh my mouth is just watering thinking of almond in treats!


  24. Tahnycooks posted on May 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm (#)

    I once made no bake cookies called Cookies & Cream. You can check them out here
    I bet I could use one of these fantastic creamers in them! Thanks for getting my wheels turning now! Your cookies look scrumptious!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 16th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      I’m so making so many more versions! Cookies ‘n Cream sound fab!


  25. P posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm (#)

    Mmmm these look adorable :)!


  26. Tash @ The Velvet Moon Baker posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:28 am (#)

    Dorothy these look so cute with the sprinkles. I’m the same with almond extract, you are not alone. I think it comes from my marzipan addiction


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 17th, 2013 at 5:50 am

      I’ve never had marzipan. I need to try it!


      • Tash @ The Velvet Moon Baker replied on May 17th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

        It’s basically like Almond paste but you can roll it out (kind of a playdough consistency) the most amazing stuff

  27. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:21 am (#)

    Oh my goodness Dorothy! Amaretto AND sprinkles! Genius!


  28. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:43 am (#)

    I just read that you haven’t tried marzipan … how about almond paste (like in a bear claw pastry)? Marzipan is basically sweetened almond paste! As a fellow almond lover … your cookies sound amazing!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 17th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Oh yes, I’m in LOOOOOOVE with almond paste!!!


  29. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:48 pm (#)

    My nan loves amarretto next time she is in the states I will have to make these for her!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 17th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      She’ll love them! Thanks Elizabeth!


  30. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on May 20, 2013 at 7:10 am (#)

    That is the best looking no bake cookie! I love that you used coffee creamer in them…oh, the ideas are rolling through my head now!!! And the sprinkles are the perfect touch!!!


  31. Tracy posted on May 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm (#)

    Mmmmm….these sound yummy! I don’t drink coffee but I use this in oatmeal. I have kids who went from not eating oatmeal to asking for seconds! I also like it in cocoa.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 26th, 2013 at 8:31 am

      That’s a great idea! I’m so trying that!


  32. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on May 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm (#)

    Yummy! I don’t drink coffee, but the coffee creamer flavors always call to me! Love the idea of using them in cookies.


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  34. Lauren posted on June 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm (#)

    OH yummy!! Found your blog through Pinterest while looking for your coconut cream pies in a jar recipe and got totally side tracked! NOW off to find the recipe!


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