19 Lazy One-Bowl Cookie Recipes You Can Make When a Craving Strikes
When you’re craving a cookie, you want one hot and gooey out of the oven now, not after you’ve cleaned up what feels like a thousand bowls and dishes. That’s where these 19 one-bowl cookie recipes come in handy—they’re so lazy, they practically make themselves (and do the dishes, too).
Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies
Our two favorite afternoon pick-me-ups in one convenient (and delicious) package? We’ll take three.
Gluten-Free Flourless Cocoa Cookies
No flour? No problem. Instead, these cookies rely on a mixture of confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder, which makes for a molten and chewy, intensely chocolatey treat.
Chocolate chip is always a safe choice, but it’s time to try something new. These easy sugar-cookie-macaron hybrids are just the ticket.
Pistachio Icebox Cookies
The beauty of an icebox cookie is that you can make the dough in advance and freeze it for desperate times.
Giant Brown-Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies
The addition of dark brown sugar is important for two reasons: It adds a complex caramel vibe and also ensures a chewy final product. Sold yet?
Sarah Copeland’s Chocolate Chip Cookie for Modern Times
By starting with melted butter, you eliminate the softening and the beating. And a touch of almond flour keeps things from getting cloyingly sweet.
One-Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies
If you thought plant-based cookies were too good to be true, you’ll have to try these. They’re plant-based-diet-friendly and ready for frosting.
Brown Butter, Pistachio and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies
Give us a sweet and salty dessert and we’ll be weak at the knees—especially if there’s a sprinkling of flaky salt involved at the end.
One-Bowl Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Confession: We’re never above eating cookies for breakfast. This version just make us feel a little healthier about it.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
The classic flavor combo just got a major upgrade: 25 minutes from start to finish and practically zero cleanup.
Milk Bar’s Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
There’s, like, a full bag of chocolate chips in this dough. Need we say more?
Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Packed with flaxseed? Check. No refined sugar? Check. Yep, you can eat the entire batch.
There’s nothing scary about these guys, which don’t even require softening butter to room temperature beforehand.
Funfetti Slice and Bake Cookies
Stash a batch in the freezer and bring them out for a special occasion. You know, like a Tuesday.
Maple-Pecan Icebox Cookies
You’re not really going to save this recipe for the holidays, are you?
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies with Walnuts
Break these out for an after-school (or work) snack on the first crisp fall day.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
A quick dip in powdered sugar gives these cookies their crinkly exterior and complements the tangy lemon flavor. They also take 30 minutes to make, but no big deal.
Chai, Chocolate Chip and Coconut Cookies
This calls for a cup of tea—chai, of course.
One-Bowl, No-Mixer, No-Chill, Extra-Large Chocolate Chip Cookie for One
Sometimes you don’t want a dozen cookies. Sometimes you just want a gigantic one, all to yourself.