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

    It doesn't get much easier than this.

    Look y'all. We've all been there.

    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~. 🙏

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

    The best part? You probably already have everything you need to make it in your kitchen already. Here's how you do it:

    1. Grab the ingredients.

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    That's: oats + peanut butter* + powdered sugar + vanilla extract + chocolate chips.

    *preferably creamy! I tried it with crunchy at first, which only kind of worked.

    2. Mix!

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    Your hands will get a little messy, but it's just peanut butter and honestly it's kind of fun.

    3. Pop in the freezer for 5 minutes.

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    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!

    4. Melt some chocolate chips in the microwave., Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    15 second intervals, until it's smooth and looks like it basically belongs in an ad for fancy truffles.

    5. Smear the chocolate over the cookie. (And sprinkle with flaky salt, if your heart so desires.)

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    Get a glass of milk, or wine, or whatever. Go sit somewhere cozy. And enjoy.

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    Here's the full recipe, juuust in case you want to try it tonight. Or y'know, immediately.

    Single-Serving Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie



    2 tablespoons peanut butter, preferably natural

    2 heaping tablespoons quick‑cooking or instant oats

    1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar

    ¼ 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 2½-inch-wide (6‑cm), ½-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.

    For more satisfying, delicious recipes that are ~just healthy enough~, get Healthyish by Lindsay Maitland Hunt on Amazon for $18.14.

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