3 ingredient oatmeal cookies are insanely easy – and even more delicious!

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I know what you’re thinking:

ANOTHER 3 ingredient recipe?

Didn’t she do an oatmeal/tahini cookie not too long ago?

And speaking of, what’s with the tahini? SO. MUCH. TAHINI.

Okay – but can we ever have too many 3 ingredient recipes? I say no.

And yes, I DID do a cookie with oatmeal and tahini. But it was a little different, and after I made these I couldn’t NOT share them. They are seriously that good. Like, I’ve-made-and-eaten-three-batches-already good.

And tahini? I heart it guys, what can I say?

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Now all that said – I would have never shared these with you if: a) I didn’t love them myself (and I do. I really, really do), and b) they weren’t significantly different enough from past recipes to include them here (they are).

What’s different? Well, TBH, it’s the brown sugar. I don’t know how or why, but the brown sugar adds just so much to this tiny little recipe, and I promise you will go bonkers for these cookies as much as I do.

Um, as long as you love tahini.

3-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies
from Food52

1 1/2 cups oats (134 grams)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar (150 grams)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup tahini (182 grams)
2 tablespoons cold water

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine oats, brown sugar and salt in a medium bowl and stir till well combined. Add the tahini and water and stir again till a cohesive dough is formed.

Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to portion out 16 mounds (8 per sheet) onto your prepared baking sheets. Use damp hands to roll into balls and then flatten. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or till light golden brown around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Claire on September 24, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Do these cookies freeze well?

    • sherisilver on September 24, 2019 at 10:47 am

      I’m embarrassed to say they never last long enough to freeze! That said, I would absolutely think they’d freeze well. Let me know if you freeze them, and how they taste afterward!

      • Annie on September 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

        I have to try these!!!!

        • sherisilver on September 24, 2019 at 7:57 pm

          They’re delish Annie! Let me know what you think!

  2. Cheryl Warner on August 25, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Just tried these cookies. I honestly didn’t think they would be good. I didn’t think they would hold together right. I was wrong! They really are good!! Thanks for the recipe.

    • sherisilver on August 25, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      I know! They are seriously one of my favorite cookies and I can’t understand how they can be so good! So glad you gave them a try! 🙂

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