Don't start baking until you've checked out these 50 easy cookie recipes with few ingredients that are easy to make and taste amazing!
When it comes to cookies, there are endless possibilities. You can go the traditional route with chocolate chip or sugar cookies or get a little more creative with flavors like gingerbread or snickerdoodle. Check out these easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients including my chocolate peppermint cookies.
So if you have lots of cookies to make for a kid's party, you'll love these easy recipes that are sure to satisfy everyone's cravings. So go ahead and indulge in a few (or all!) of these delicious recipes.
Easy cookie recipes
1. Easy peanut butter cookies
You can't beat a good chewy peanut butter that is buttery and golden brown and easy to make with just a few ingredients.
All you need is half an hour of your time and some natural peanut butter, egg, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract.
These easy peanut butter cookies are so delicious and crumbly in texture and sure to be a huge hit with your guests.
2. Easy chocolate chip cookies
This easy chocolate chip cookie recipe is so perfect for scaling, which I do all the time with tasty cookie dough.
If you find yourself constantly making cookie dough balls to feed your hungry family, try this amazing cookie recipe with just 5 ingredients. You can easily make a big batch of 40 cookies in less than an hour and freeze them.
They have a lovely golden crunch texture on the outside and a delicious chocolatey chewy center.
3. Easy peanut butter chocolate no-bake cookies
These simple recipe for peanut butter chocolate no-bake cookies are the perfect quick and easy treat!
Made with just a few simple ingredients, they come together in no time and taste absolutely delicious.
Plus, they're totally irresistible - who can resist a soft and chewy cookie loaded with rich chocolate and peanut butter flavor?
This is my new favorite cookie recipe and ultimate peanut butter cookie.
4. Easy holiday blondie cookies
Whether you're looking for an easy holiday cookie recipe or just a delicious blondie recipe, these easy holiday blondie cookies are perfect!
Made with just a few simple ingredients, they're quick to make and just as quick to go!
The chewy texture and chocolate M&M pieces are always a hit with kids and adults alike. Plus, they can be easily customized with your favorite mix-ins or frostings.
5. Easy lemon cookies
Lemon cookies are a delicious and easy treat to make at home. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these zesty cookies in no time.
This recipe uses a packaged mixture of lemon cake mix instead of mixing flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar together to save on time and extra expenses.
Whether you enjoy them as a snack or dessert, lemon cookies are sure to please everyone's taste buds.
6. Easy chocolate chip pumpkin cookies
Look no further than these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies if you want an easy, delicious cookie recipe!
These cookies are soft and chewy, with the perfect amount of sweetness from the chocolate chips.
And they're so easy to make, you'll be baking them all season long!
7. Easy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are a classic favorite. They are easy to make and can be enjoyed by everyone.
Made with low sugary ingredients like peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, banana, and maple syrup, they're guaranteed to be a hit. They'll be eaten quicker than you can store them!
Oatmeal and chocolate chips make a great combination for these gluten-free cookies! Give them a try today.
8. Easy cake mix cookies
These easy cake mix cookies are the perfect treat for any occasion! They can be prepared and ready to eat in 15 minutes, making them the perfect cookie to whip up in a hurry.
They come together quickly with just a few simple ingredients and taste absolutely delicious.
Whether you enjoy them plain or decorate them with your favorite icing or sprinkles, these cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone.
9. Easy vegan cookies
Made with almond flour, maple syrup, and coconut oil - these vegan cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.
You can also add in some almond paste or almond extract for additional flavor and chopped almonds for extra crunch.
They taste similar to shortbread cookies but with a nutty flavor. These cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone!
10. Easy Halloween cookies
If you're looking for an easy and tasty treat to make this Halloween, then look no further than these easy Halloween cookies.
When it comes to Halloween, one of the best parts is getting to enjoy all of the delicious treats that come along with the holiday. And when it comes to treats, there are few things more delicious than homemade cookies.
The recipe uses staple pantry ingredients and has a light crunchy texture with a hint of vanilla.
Easy cookie recipes with few ingredients no chocolate
1. Easy gingerbread cookies
These delicious gingerbread cookies are the perfect holiday treat! They're easy to make in 20 minutes with just 5 ingredients and can be decorated however you like.
Gingerbread cookies have a lovely spiced flavor with a sweetness that makes them so irresistible.
Whether you're looking for a traditional cookie or something a little more unique, these gingerbread cookies are sure to please. So get in the holiday spirit and give them a try!
2. Easy shortbread cookies
Shortbread cookies are a household favorite cookie typically made from flour, powdered sugar, and salted butter.
They are often considered a holiday cookie and are popular in the United Kingdom and Canada.
The buttery texture and vanilla flavor have made shortbread cookies famous around the world, and now you can make them at home with just three ingredients.
3. Easy pumpkin cookies
These pumpkin cookies are so easy to make, and they're such a delicious Fall treat! Plus, they're made with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!
They're eggless, flourless, sugarless, and deliciously chewy! Made with just 5 ingredients, these easy pumpkin cookies are the best low-calorie cookie on this list to bake.
Preheat the oven and get baking with an easy cookie recipe that is fit for every foodie!
4. Easy sugar cookies
If you're looking for a sweet treat that's perfect for the festive season, give these 30-minute easy sugar cookies a go.
You can easily make a large baking sheet of 30 cookies for around 5$, with flour, unsalted butter, vanilla, sugar, and sprinkles being the only ingredients.
You can customize them too and add M&Ms to the dough or use a cookie cutter to cut them into Christmas trees and reindeer.
5. Easy oatmeal cookies
Butter, rolled oats, light brown sugar, and egg is all you need to make crunchy oatmeal cookies.
This easy 4 ingredient recipe has been passed on through the ages, and these cookies are still as irresistible as they were back then.
They are great to bake with the kids and stay fresh and crunchy for days.
6. Easy raspberry thumbprint cookies
These raspberry thumbprint cookies are easy to make and are always a hit! Made with just a few simple ingredients, they come together quickly and make the perfect addition to any cookie tray.
The combination of soft vanilla cookie and raspberry jam is a classic flavor combo with desserts and cookies, and these raspberry thumbprint cookies are so good.
Be sure to decorate them with fresh raspberries for the best flavor and color. Enjoy!
7. Easy butter cookies recipe
The melt-in-your-mouth texture and the buttery vanilla flavor make butter cookies one of my favorite biscuits.
Butter cookies take me back to childhood when my grandma used to make them every weekend.
The delicate texture is irresistible, and the method of making them is pretty simple for any home cook. So check your pantry for the ingredients and get cooking!
8. Easy snickerdoodle cookies
Satisfy your cravings with this easy cake mix recipe for snickerdoodle cookies.
Snickerdoodle cookies are light and chewy in texture with a cinnamon-sugar coating and crunchy golden edges. They are good for serving with tea and coffee as well as eating as a snack on their own.
After making these delicious cookies, you'll need a lock on the cookie jar!
9. Easy meringue cookies
Meringue cookies are not the quickest recipe on this list, but they are delicious!
These cookies have a cloud-like texture that melts in your mouth with every bite and a sweet vanilla flavor.
What makes these tasty treats super airy is the whipped egg whites and the cream of tartar. You only need 5 ingredients in total with sugar, vanilla, and salt being the other three.
10. Easy molasses cookies
Almond flour, baking powder, molasses, butter, and eggs are all you need for these delicious and easy molasses cookies!
They are golden brown in color with a soft and chewy texture. The flavor of the molasses gives them a dark color with a rich sugar taste that is just heavenly.
You'll need to make a double batch of these molasses cookies if you want them to last a few days because they are extremely moreish.
Easy cookie recipes for beginners with few ingredients
1. Easy brown sugar cookies
Give the classic sugar cookies an upgrade with brown sugar cookies that are easy to make with a few pantry staples and 25 minutes of your time.
These brown sugar cookies are soft, chewy, and full of rich flavor that comes from the molasses in brown sugar.
You'll love how simple these cookies are to make and how they satisfy your sweet tooth.
2. Easy banana cookies
These easy banana cookies are the perfect snack for when you're on the go.
Made with just a few simple ingredients, they're vegan and dairy-free. Plus, they're so delicious that you'll want to eat them all in one sitting!
They're customizable too, with chocolate chips, cinnamon sugar, and peanut butter being some of the add-in options to enhance the flavor.
3. Easy M&M cookies
These easy M&M cookies are the perfect treat for any occasion!
Made with a yellow cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and M&M candies, they are sure to be a hit with everyone.
So simple to make and so delicious, you'll want to make them again and again.
4. Easy coconut cookies
With just a few ingredients, these easy coconut cookies are a delicious and healthy treat!
Made with coconut flour, butter or coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and sweetener, they are perfect for those on a Paleo or grain-free diet.
Enjoy them as a snack or dessert!
5. Easy almond cookies
Amazing cookies don't get much better and easier than almond cookies!
They are a delicious and easy treat to make at home with just a few simple ingredients.
You can whip up a batch of these tasty cookies for the whole family in no time. Whether you enjoy them on their own or with a cup of tea, almond cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
6. Easy healthy chocolate chip cookie
If you want a cookie without feeling guilty, this healthy version of chocolate chip cookies is sure to satisfy your cravings.
They are unbaked and made with pantry staples like cream cheese, unsalted butter, and granulated sugar.
All you need to do is mix butter, cream cheese, and vanilla together with the sugar and fold in the chocolate, place them on baking sheets and refrigerate until hard. Easy but delicious!
7. Easy healthy oatmeal cookies
These easy healthy oatmeal cookies are the perfect solution to your chocolate cravings!
When it comes to cookies, we all have our favorite recipes. But sometimes, we want something a little healthier without sacrificing flavor.
Made with everyone's favorite ingredients of banana, raisins, peanut butter, and oats, they are chewy and packed full of goodness. These cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without all the guilt.
8. Easy pumpkin spice cookies
With 3 ingredients and 3 steps, this pumpkin spice cookie easy recipe is completely foolproof.
Pumpkin spice cookies are a fall favorite and relatively simple to make. All you need is a box of spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin, and some chocolate chips.
The key to making these cookies extra special is the spice cake mix that gives the cookies a soft airy texture and a spiced festive flavor with notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and anis.
9. Easy red velvet cookies
Red velvet cookies are a classic favorite among cookie lovers. This great recipe is slightly different from the original, using red velvet cake mix and white chocolate chips.
They are perfect for sharing with friends and family or for enjoying as a treat yourself.
So if you are looking for an easy and delicious cookie recipe, look no further than these red velvet cookies!
10. Easy Oreo cheesecake cookies
These Oreo cheesecake cookies are the perfect blend of two classic desserts.
The cookies are soft and chewy with a creamy cheesecake filling in the center. They are easy to make, and you can make the dough ahead of time.
You'll definitely impress your guests with Oreo cheesecake cookies.
Easy cookie recipes for kids with few ingredients
1. Easy pecan sandies
The buttery texture and nutty flavor of pecan candies sounds delicious and tastes delicious!
Pecan Sandies are a great way to get your daily dose of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Plus, they're super easy to make by simply combining all of the ingredients and making small balls with the dough. The dough balls are then placed onto a baking sheet with parchment paper and baked for 12 minutes.
2. Easy Nutella cookies
The fudgy Nutella cookies are the perfect easy cookie to bake with children!
Nutella, otherwise known as chocolate hazelnut spread, is a key ingredient in this recipe. You can find it in the spreads aisle of your grocery store.
These cookies are soft and chewy with a little bit of crunch from the hazelnuts. They will quickly become a family favorite!
3. Easy vanilla crinkle cookies
This recipe for easy vanilla crinkle cookies only requires a few additional ingredients, and the result is a batch of soft and chewy cookies that are sure to please.
One of the easiest ways to make delicious cookies is to start with a box of vanilla cake mix, and this makes it much easier than making a cake mixture yourself, especially if you don't have them on hand.
These cookies are also very simple to make, so they're perfect for when you're short on time or just want a quick and easy treat to bake with kids.
4. Easy cranberry shortbread cookies
These easy cranberry shortbread cookies are perfect for holiday baking! Made with just a few simple ingredients, they come together quickly and make a delicious treat.
The buttery texture studded with dried raspberry pieces is an amazing combination, and the cookies just melt in your mouth.
If you're looking for a festive and tasty cookie to add to your holiday baking list, these are it!
5. Easy Italian cookies
These cookies are a classic Italian treat called Baci Di Dama.
They are made with a simple sugar cookie dough and rolled in powdered sugar before baking.
Baci Di Dama Italian cookies are light and fluffy, with a delicate vanilla flavor and a smooth chocolate filling. They are irresistible and great to make with the kids with only 5 ingredients needed!
6. Easy Twix cookies
If you love Twix candy bars, then you'll go crazy for these easy Twix cookies!
Made with a shortbread cookie base, creamy caramel, and milk chocolate chips, they taste just like your favorite treat.
Best of all, they come together quickly and with just a few ingredients. So the next time you're in the mood for something sweet, give these a try!
7. Easy spritz cookies
If you love buttery cookies like shortbread, you love these spritz cookies!
They are so easy to make with the kids and only require a few simple ingredients. The cookies are delicate and have a light, buttery flavor. They're perfect for any holiday or special occasion.
And, best of all, they can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. So, you'll always have a bunch on hand ready to bake!
8. Easy Andes mint chocolate cookies
Andes mint thins and chocolate cake mix combine to create these irresistible little mint chocolate cookies.
The cookies are first baked with a chocolate cake mixture, eggs, oil, and mint chocolate pieces, then finished with a melted mint thin on top.
If you love the combination of mint and chocolate, you'll be sure to like the delightful cookies.
9. Lemon snowball cookies
These lemon snowball cookies are the perfect sweet and tart treat for a wedding or ball! They are elegant little white bites of lemon and cookie.
Made with powdered sugar, butter, fresh lemon juice, zest, and extract, they are sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth.
The dough is easy to work with, and the cookies keep their shape well when baked. Be sure to roll them in powdered sugar after baking for a truly decadent treat!
10. Easy coconut macaroon cookies
There's nothing quite like a freshly baked coconut macaroon cookie!
These cookies are made with minimal ingredients and are so easy to make. The result is a soft, chewy coconut cookie everyone will love.
All you need is condensed milk and coconut flakes for this recipe. They are packed with flavor, and if you're a coconut lover, you'll definitely want to give these cookies a try.
Easy healthy cookie recipes with few ingredients
1. Easy unicorn cookies
Your kids will be over-the-moon with unicorn cookies! They're the perfect festive and fun treat for kids' birthday parties.
Unicorn cookies are colorful meringues made with egg whites and sugar. They aren't difficult to make either, so don't be afraid to get your kids involved.
They're sure to bring a smile to anyone's face!
2. Easy breakfast cookies
Who doesn't love a good breakfast cookie recipe that's healthy and easy to make!
I am sure many of you reading this don't have so much time in the morning to whip up something tasty packed with energy. With breakfast cookies, you can have the best of both worlds.
They are not baked either and take just 5 minutes to prepare with 1 hour to freeze them, making them perfect for storing a batch in the freeze. You'll love the creamy peanut butter taste with chia seeds and rolled oats.
3. Easy apple pie cookies
The combination of apple sauce and peanut butter in a cookie doesn't seem overly appetizing, but trust me when I say that apple pie cookies are something special.
The sweetness of the applesauce and maple syrup combines well with the rich flavor of the almond or cashew butter. The result is a cookie that is both flavorful and moist.
Apple pie cookies are as healthy as they are delicious, so be sure to make more and share them with friends and family.
4. Easy protein peanut butter cookies
These easy protein peanut butter cookies are a great way to fuel your body before or after a workout.
They're packed with healthy ingredients like quick oats, vanilla protein powder, and natural peanut butter.
And they're sweetened with honey or maple syrup for a little added flavor. These cookies are sure to become a new favorite!
5. Lucky charm cookies
Rainbow lucky charm cookies are a fun and easy treat to make! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have these delicious cookies ready in no time.
Browned butter, marshmallows, and Lucky Charms cereal come together to create a cookie that is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Add in a little vanilla bean paste and salt to taste, and you have a cookie that is sure to please everyone.
6. Easy no-bake honey and almond cookies
Chewy honey and almond cookies are a delicious healthy snack made with natural ingredients like coconut oil, almond butter, honey, and oats.
They come together quickly in a bowl and freeze for up to 2 months, so you can always have them on hand for an energy-boosting snack.
Texture-wise, they are soft and smooth from the almond butter and coarsely chewy from the rolled oats.
7. Easy chocolate chia seed cookies
It's not common to find a chia seed cookie at home, but these easy chocolate chia seed cookies are a healthy and delicious treat that is great to snack on!
Made with just 4 ingredients, they are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
Peanut butter, cocoa powder, and chia seeds come together to create a cookie that is both nutritious and delicious. And, if you're looking for a little extra sweetness, you can add a tablespoon of maple syrup.
8. Easy sesame seed cookies
Next on the list is a recipe that is nutty, chewy, and sweet, and that recipe is sesame seed cookies.
Sesame seeds are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes, from savory to sweet.
This cookie recipe is made with household ingredients that you may already have in your pantry, and they come together quickly for a tasty baked treat.
9. Easy breakfast chocolate flaxseed cookies
These easy breakfast chocolate flaxseed cookies are a delicious and nutritious way to start your day!
Made with healthy ingredients like nut butter, flaxseed meal, and cocoa powder, they're sure to give you the energy you need to power through your morning.
And, because they're packed with fiber and protein, they'll keep you feeling full until lunchtime. Store them in an airtight container and enjoy them with a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot coffee.
10. Easy cranberry and sunflower seed cookies
Last on the list is a sunflower seed cookie recipe that is naturally sweet and healthy!
These easy cranberry and sunflower seed cookies are the best snacks for when you're dieting and still crave a sweet treat.
You'll love how simple this recipe is to follow and how delicious these cookies turn out!
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