Baking for Dummies: College Edition

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Calling all baking novices and enthusiasts alike with little to no kitchen appliances or expendable time!

Do you:

Enjoy cooking and baking?
Have an event you need to supply a dessert for?
Have a little extra time and a craving that needs to be satiated?

Look no further!

This month’s recipe is a sweet treat that requires your hands and a bowl. Living in the dorms or having nothing but miscellaneous utensils in your kitchen can make baking a difficult task. Rather than calling home and begging your parents to send you cookies, or purchasing baked goods from Meijer and trying to pass them for homemade, you can make your own dessert with little time and effort.

This creative oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe was adapted from ABC’s The Chew. One great aspect of the recipe is that you can modify the ingredients; you can make this cookie with all organic ingredients, add what fits your taste and take away what doesn’t.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cost: About $15

Equipment needed:

  • Bowl
  • Measuring utensils (optional)
  • Spoon
  • Storage container


  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/4 cups peanut butter, almond butter or other nut butters
  • Additional add-ins such as dried fruit or candies


Gather required ingredients and desired additives. Dried cranberries or cherries add a flavorful fruity element.

Combine the oats, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, honey, peanut butter and additional items in a bowl.

Use a spoon or your hands to mix together.

Use your hands to create evenly sized, round balls. You can also eat the dessert straight from the bowl.

Store cookies in an airtight container, the refrigerator or enjoy immediately!


Brindsi Liberty is a professional writing major with great interest in editing and publishing. She is a weekly contributor for the online publication RevelU with articles including opinion and satire. She is an expert on the Internet and enjoys many of the arts, including photography, literature, music and dogs.


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