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A Perfect Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie for One, No Oven Required

June 28, 2018

Do you feel that? It's summer—and it's coming in hot. Before you know it, entire days will be filled with the hum of the A/C, beads of condensation will appear on the outside of your glass faster than you can drink from it, and you'll likely start retreating from the literal fire that is your oven come dinnertime. Other than quick stovetop cooking, your beloved low and slow oven braises will be shelved for a few months, at least until the first cool breaths of fall blow through later in the summer.

But what if you're jonesing for your favorite cookies, cakes, and muffins between now and September? Surely, no one will stop you from turning on your oven, but we're here to introduce you to a quicker-than-quick way to satisfy that sweet craving without sending the kitchen temps rising.

Say hello to your new summer BFF:

All this can be yours in less than 15 minutes (fork tine pattern, optional). Photo by Mark Weinberg

Would you believe this glorious Peanut Butter Oat Freezer Cookie comes together in all of 10 to 15 minutes? The single-serve beauty from Lindsay Maitland Hunt's Healthyish truly ticks off all the boxes when that mid-afternoon slump hits. Oats add a nice heartiness and melted chocolate is obviously a welcome guest at any cookie party. The flaky sea salt is optional, but we'd highly recommend not skipping it, as it helps set off all of the components nicely. Most importantly, it's NO-BAKE! Just stick it in your freezer until it sets, and it's done.

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“Fair warning: Once you know how easy it is to make a single peanut butter and chocolate cookie, you might get in the habit of making one every single night," shares Lindsay. "I originally developed this with almond butter, which tastes equally delicious, but can be pricey. If you have a peanut allergy, any other nut butter swaps in perfectly well.”

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“Yum. Looks like breakfast will be ready in 15 minutes. ”
— BakerRB
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Party of one never sounded more delicious.


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11 Comments

RB June 29, 2018
How is this a cookie? Sounds more like an energy bar type of thing
 
Nathan B. July 9, 2018
Well what would make an energy bar? Oats, sugar, chocolate and peanut sound a lot like cookie ingredients to me!
 
fitzie June 29, 2018
I've said it before and I'll say it again. I've never met a peanutbutter cookie I didn't like.
 
BakerRB June 29, 2018
Yum. Looks like breakfast will be ready in 15 minutes.
 
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Hana A. June 29, 2018
Be sure to report back, BakerRB! :)
 
FrugalCat June 28, 2018
Will this work with almond butter?
 
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Hana A. June 28, 2018
Hi FrugalCat - from the recipe developer herself: "I originally developed this with almond butter, which tastes equally delicious, but can be pricey. If you have a peanut allergy, any other nut butter swaps in perfectly well.”
 
Eric K. June 28, 2018
If I make 12 every night, and eat them by myself over the sink, it still counts as a single serving right?
 
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Hana A. June 28, 2018
That math works out in my book!
 
Valerio F. June 28, 2018
Honestly, I liked this one so much, I'd probably triple the whole recipe and make a giant one. NO sharing!
 
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Hana A. June 28, 2018
Well I know one person with a consistent stash of natural peanut butter lying around.... ;)