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The Best 4 Ingredient (or Less) Easy Cookie Recipes

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.

Easy cookie recipes with 4 ingredients or less

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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:

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!


One of the easiest ways to make cookies quickly is by using a boxed mix--like cake mix or muffin mix.


Take ready-made cookies and add some flair. They're practically homemade!