Quick and easy: no-bake 4-ingredient chocolate chip cookies

Without oven
Quick Recipe: Simple 4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate oatmeal cookies on baking paper

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These cookies are delicious, gluten-free and vegan too – and you don’t have to worry about long baking times. Because the chocolate chip cookie dream comes true without an oven.

They’re sweet, delicious, and require probably the least amount of effort a cookie can: these oat and chocolate chip cookies are convincing and a great snack for an evening on the couch or soon-to-be visitors. All you need are the ingredients, a freezer container and a freezer box, and you’re good to go. After a few minutes, the dough is first frozen and then ready to eat. But as a vegan version of the sponge cake, you can taste and enjoy the cookie dough while cooking. Not too much, otherwise there will be nothing left to freeze. Here are some steps to enjoy cookies.

what do you need


  • 100 g chocolate chips
  • 100 g peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 250 grams of oats

This is how the deal works

  1. Spread a sheet of parchment on your table.
  2. Now melt the chocolate. In a microwave safe container that is heated in 30 second intervals and the contents are mixed in between, or you use the classic method: a water bath.
  3. Add the peanut butter and teaspoon of cinnamon to the melted chocolate.
  4. Then mix the oats into the mixture. The flakes should be completely coated and moistened, creating a well-mixed batter.
  5. Take a spoon and use it to drop the dough onto the parchment paper in small portions. A heaping spoonful or two heaping spoonfuls in measure will do. Shape the dough into a small ball and place it on the paper. Then flatten the cookie with a spoon. Repeat this step until the dough is used up.
    A tip: the dough is quite sticky. If something still sticks to your hands at the end, you can try the creation directly before washing your hands.
  6. Find a suitable container for the freezer and put the biscuits, a layer of baking paper should be placed at the bottom and before inserting a second layer of biscuits, it is better to separate them with a baking paper. This prevents the cookies from sticking to the breast before they start to harden.
  7. Place the cookies in the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes to harden.
  8. Now it’s time to get out and enjoy. Before eating the cookies, however, you should leave them out at room temperature for a few minutes (otherwise they may be too hard for your teeth or colder). The biscuits can be stored in a dry place if they are to be eaten quickly, but the refrigerator or freezer is also suitable for a longer shelf life.

A tip for you: It is important not to use too much oatmeal in the cookies. Because otherwise the result can be dry. Although the dough may seem sticky at first, do not exceed the 1:3 ratio of chocolate to oatmeal. More chocolate for more sweetness, though, is fine. It is also possible to mix chocolate, for example with dark chocolate and milk.


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