19 Super Easy Cookies Made with Just 3 Ingredients
These super easy three-ingredient cookies (not counting basics like oil, salt, or water) help you make the most of what's already in your kitchen.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
When my mother (who’s now a great-grandmother) gave me this no-flour, gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe about 15 years ago, I was skeptical, because it calls for only three ingredients (and no flour?!). But since then I’ve never had a failure. For these gluten-free peanut butter cookies—three ingredients are all you need! —Maggie Schimmel, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Plus, check out this amazing bread that’s only two ingredients.
Scottish settlers first came to this area over 150 years ago. My mother herself was Scottish, and—as with most of my favorite recipes—she passed this shortbread recipe on to me. I make a triple batch of it each year at Christmas, to enjoy and as gifts. —Rose Mabee, Selkirk, Manitoba. Here are some Christmas cookie recipes you’ll want to make this year (and every year).
These chewy coconut cookies start with a boxed angel food cake mix. —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota
Chippy Chocolate Cookie Mix
I’ve had this simple recipe for a long time and got the idea of layering the mix after seeing similar gift mixes in stores. I have yet to meet the person who doesn’t rave over the cookies. I sometimes use M&M’s in place of the peanut butter chips. —Francine Wingate, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. While you’re baking, you might be wondering, can you freeze cookie dough?
Cashew Butter Cookies
These cashew butter cookies are on a more sophisticated level than peanut butter. They are vegan and gluten-free, so you’ll be able to share with all your friends. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This is your favorite fall cookie based on your zodiac sign.
S’mores No-Bake Cookies
There’s no easier way to get that s’mores goodness in your kitchen. Mix these cookies together and chill till you’re ready to share. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Gluten-Free Almond Cookies
My friend loved these gluten-free almond cookies so much, she had to ask for the recipe! Quick and easy, they taste as good as the decadent treats I make using puff pastry and almond paste. Everyone loves these! —Sherri Cox, Lucasville, Ohio. Check out this video on how to make three-ingredient ice cream!
Air-Fryer Scottish Shortbread
Give air-fryer baking a try with this easy cookie recipe. It was my mother’s recipe, and she passed it on to me. I make a triple batch of it each year at Christmas, to enjoy and to give as gifts. —Rose Mabee, Selkirk, Manitoba. Check out more surprising things you can make in an air fryer.
Buttery Lemon Sandwich Cookies
My grandson approves of these lemony sandwich cookies made with crackers and prepared frosting. Decorate them with whatever sprinkles you like. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
Buttery 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies
With only a few ingredients, these butter shortbread cookies are so simple to prepare. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire. Here are more three-ingredient recipes that don’t require a trip to the store.
Sugar Cookie S’mores
Change up traditional s’mores with the use of sugar cookies and candy bars. The sweetness cannot be beat! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen. Check out this three-ingredient cookie recipe that’s been viewed over 40,000 times.
Quick Double Chocolate Biscotti
Refrigerated cookie dough gives you a head start on making biscotti from scratch. For true chocolate lovers, substitute chocolate chips for the vanilla. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
You only need three ingredients to make these super simple acorn cookies! —Jane Stasik, Greendale, Wisconsin. Check out these great recipes to add to your baking bucket list.
Peanut Butter Cookies
It is amazing how much flavor these simple peanut butter cookies without brown sugar have. I make them very often because I always have the ingredients on hand. —Maggie Schimmel, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. This is the step you should never skip when baking cookies.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Grahams
Because so many people seem to love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, I came up with this no-bake cookie recipe. —Geraldine Sliwa, Elgin, Illinois
Be-Mine Sandwich Cookies
These simple cookies are the first thing to disappear from dessert tables. They’re cute, colorful, and extremely fast to make. —Darcie Cross, Novi, Michigan. Check out these 13 secret ingredients for irresistible cookies.
Chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these meringue cookies are delicious. They add a light touch to the cookie platter, not only during the holidays but all year round. —Dorothy Beaudry, Albertville, Minnesota
Holiday Pinwheel Cookies
Little helpers will have a blast helping to create these adorable pinwheels. They’re an absolute cinch to make! —Karen Moore, Jacksonville, Florida. Check out the best Christmas cookie recipe from every state.