Whip up some quick treats for the kids with these 4-Ingredient (or Less) Easy Cookie Recipes. They're a great way to make homemade cookies quickly.
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For years, I've made muffins or cookies on the weekend for my kids to take in their lunchboxes. They're also great as afterschool snacks.
Now that my kids are older, they're responsible for helping when we do our prep for the week. So every Sunday afternoon, we do some easy recipes like these cookies.
Since each recipe has just 3-4 ingredients, we usually have them on hand. Plus, it doesn't take much time to whip up a batch.
Which of these easy cookie recipes will you try first?
What do I need to bake cookies?
I've used the same baking supplies for years. They don't cost much, and they last for a long time, so they're worth it. My favorites are:
- Cooling racks
- Baking sheets
- Silicone oven mitts
- Silicone cookie spatula
- Spoon-shaped Spatula
- Cookie batter scoop
Easy Cookie Recipes to Make at Home
4-Ingredient Cookie Recipes
Need cookies for a party or potluck--in a hurry? Each of these recipes has only 4 ingredients and are quick to make. Some are even no-bake!
Lemon Flavored Meringue Cookies
This easy recipe for egg-free cookies is allergy friendly and delicious. You'll love the lemon flavor!
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Trees
These easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies can be made in any shape.
4-Ingredient Jam Thumbprint Cookies
These delicious and buttery jam thumbprint cookies are a classic Christmas treat. I love to fill mine with red jam, but feel free to choose your favorite preserves.
Amaretti Cookies – Italian Almond Cookies
These easy Amaretti Cookies or Italian Almond Cookies, have only four ingredients which makes them a fast and easy Cookie Recipe. They are also gluten and dairy free too, which means almost everyone can have one!
3 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe
This shortbread cookie recipe is just so simple, you'll want to make them often!
Cinnamon Valentine Candy Kisses
These Cinnamon Valentine Candy Kisses are an easy delicious little treat and would make a wonderful edible gift for someone you love any time of year.
Sesame Pekmez Cookies (Easy 4-Ingredient Dessert) ⋆ Earth to Veg
Sesame paste with pekmez (traditional fruit molasses) is a popular dip/spread in Turkey. These sesame pekmez cookies contain the classic Turkish flavours in a baked form.
Flourless Cashew Butter Cookies
Cashew Butter Cookies are a breeze to make and you don't require any special equipment. Just add all the ingredients to one bowl and mix them together.
Coffee Aquafaba Meringues
These coffee aquafaba meringues are sweet, crunchy and full of coffee flavor. They taste just like regular meringues, you won't believe they are vegan.
Flourless Almond Butter Cookies
These Easy Flourless Almond Butter Cookies will become your new favorite. They are so simple to make and utterly delicious.
4 Ingredient Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies
These hazelnut chocolate cookies are perfect as a gift anytime of the year but especially during the holiday season.
Easy Flourless Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
This naturally gluten free cookie recipe is so much fun to make with your kids! Try these easy flourless peanut butter & jelly thumbprint cookies for a quick and easy dessert.
Shortbread Heart Cookies
These easy 3 Ingredient Shortbread Heart Cookies coated in milk chocolate with white chocolate stripes are perfect for an easy bake.
Zimtsterne: German Cinnamon Stars
Zimtsterne, or German cinnamon stars, are a light, gluten free cookie Bake this authentic recipe in your own kitchen, wherever you live.
4 Ingredient Easy Cinnamon Cookies
You can make easy cinnamon cookies with only 4 ingredients! It’s fun to make these crunchy cookies with kids!
3-Ingredient Classic Gluten-Free Vegan Shortbread Cookies (Allergy-Free)
Traditional Scottish shortbread couldn't be any easier! These soft 3-ingredient Classic Gluten-Free Vegan Shortbread Cookies are allergy-free and sugar-free.
Flourless Soft Almond Cookies (Pasticcini di Mandorle)
Flourless Soft Almond Cookies (Pasticcini di Mandorle) can be soft like marzipan or baked a few minutes more for a slightly crunchy chew. Made with only 4 ingredients, these delicious cookies are naturally gluten free
3 Ingredient Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookies
Who doesn't love a peanut butter cookie? This version has a salted caramel flavor to mix it up a bit.
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Banana Oatmeal Cookies are a great alternative when you are looking for quick snack. No sugar, eggs or dairy make them gluten free and diet friendly!
Air Fryer Shortbread
This traditional Christmas Scottish biscuit recipe can also be the base for many cookies and has just three ingredients? You can even shape it for any season with any cookie cutters.
USING A BOXED MIX
One of the easiest ways to make cookies quickly is by using a boxed mix--like cake mix or muffin mix.
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
4 ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to make the best Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies.
Muffin Mix Cookies
With this 4-ingredient recipe for Muffin Mix Cookies, it's easy to take any flavor or brand of muffin mix and turn it into a batch of delicious homemade cookies!
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
Delicious strawberry cake mix cookies with white chocolate chips are soft, chewy, and easy to make with just 4 ingredients.
4 Ingredient Pumpkin cookies
These delicious 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies will be a delicious addition to your fall cookie recipe list.
Coca-Cola Cake Mix Cookies
These Coca-Cola Cake Mix Cookies are so good and only a couple of ingredients.
Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies
Easy cake mix crinkle cookie recipe you can make for any occasion!
Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Soft and chewy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies made with vanilla cake mix, oil, eggs, and chocolate chips are the perfect quick and easy cookie recipe.
Butter Crisp Cookies Recipe
These Butter Crisp Cookies will melt in your mouth, and they're super easy!
Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies
Need a quick and easy recipe for a holiday party or cookie exchange? Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies are a perfect way to make homemade cookies fast.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
These lemon cake mix cookies are so easy, even kids can make these!
Vanilla Crinkle Cookies Made with a Cake Mix Recipe
NO BAKE COOKIES
Take ready-made cookies and add some flair. They're practically homemade!
Simple Chocolate Mint Cookies
These simple Chocolate Mint Cookies are a copycat of Girl Scout Thin Mints and so easy, you can make them anytime of the year!
Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies
Butterscotch cornflake cookies are super easy, 4 ingredient, no-bake cookies! This simple recipe takes just 20 minutes total to make.
S'mores No Bake Cookies
Simple, 4-ingredient s'mores no bake cookies are an easy, no bake summer treat!
Chocolate Covered Oreos For Spring!
Learn how easy it is to add the chocolate coating over the already delicious Oreo, you’ll have a blast discovering different ways to decorate these cookies
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Acorn Cookies
These peanut butter chocolate acorn cookies are so fun to make and they're delicious!