I'm Kind Of Obsessed With This 10-Minute Cookie Recipe

Get the Full StoryIt doesn’t get much easier than this.

It's the end of a long day and you're finally finished with your midterms, your kids, your latest Netflix binge whatever! And you're craving something a little sweet, but SUPER low effort.

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Cue this little concoction. It's a single-serving, five-ingredient, ready-in-10-minutes miracle cookie .

It's the dessert brainchild of Healthyish cookbook author — and BuzzFeed Food alum! — Lindsay Maitland Hunt. And it's good, y'all.

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3. Pop in the freezer for 5 minutes.

This brings everything together. If you get distracted with something and it's way more than 5 minutes, NBD. Your cookie will be waiting for you. That's the beauty of no-bake!

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2 tablespoons peanut butter, preferably natural

2 heaping tablespoons quick‑cooking or instant oats

1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar

teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips

Flaky sea salt, for garnish optional


Stir the peanut butter, oats, sugar, and vanilla together in a small bowl until completely combined. Using your fingers, shape the mixture into a 2 -inch-wide 6‑cm , -inch-thick 12‑mm disk. Press the tines of a fork into the top of the cookie. Chill on a parchment paper–lined plate in the freezer until firm, about 5 minutes.

Once the cookie is cold and hard, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 15-second bursts until stirrable. Spread half the chilled cookie with the chocolate, and sprinkle with a little flaky sea salt, if you like. The chocolate should set when it hits the cold cookie, but if it doesn’t, you can return it to the freezer for a minute or two.

From Healthyish by Lindsay Maitland Hunt, published by Abrams.