Sometimes when a sugar craving hits, you just have to have a sweet treat super fast. That’s why it’s a good idea to have some quick, easy to make recipes in your arsenal for days when you just don’t have the time or inclination to measure and prepare a lot of ingredients. There are actually plenty of cookie recipes out there that only require three simple ingredients. Some need a little time in the oven, while others require no time in the oven at all. Either way, with only three ingredients to track down, measure, and mix, they’re a whole lot easier than recipes that call for 15+ hard-to-find ingredients.
How to Make 3 Ingredient Cookies
Three ingredient cookies come in all shapes and sizes. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all recipe when it comes to cookies that require just three ingredients. Some recipes include sugar and flour, while others omit all grains and sugar and opt for healthier ingredients like bananas.
Other recipes include eggs and butter, while no-bake or vegan options omit these and replace them with something else to hold everything together, such as nut butter. Some 3-ingredient cookie recipes are more healthy for you, while others kick the sugar content up to 1,000 and are ideal for when you’re looking for an indulgent treat. These days, you can find 3 ingredient options for practically every type of cookie out there. S’mores, chocolate chip, oatmeal, lemon – there’s a 3 ingredient cookie for everyone.
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Top 10 3 Ingredient Cookies
For those times when you need a delicious batch of cookies fast, consider a recipe that only requires three ingredients. Here are 10 amazing 3 ingredient cookies for you to try:
With butter, sugar, flour, and an optional teaspoon of vanilla, these cookies are so easy to make, they’re practically foolproof. Just pop them in the oven for 15 minutes and they come out sweet, buttery, and simply delicious.
These cookies contain no flour, eggs, butter, or milk. Instead, they’re loaded with peanut butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips. Combined, they make a cookie that’s so soft, it melts in your mouth.
With just oatmeal, bananas, and mini chocolate chips, these cookies are gluten-free and vegan. They’re ultra-thick, chewy, and incredibly soft, making them the perfect snack whenever hunger strikes.
Chewy and dense, these peanut butter cookies instantly bring back memories of childhood. Even better, they’re made with just three ingredients: sugar, peanut butter, and egg.
Buttery, crumbly, and delicious, shortbread cookies are a perennial favorite. This recipe requires only three ingredients: butter, sugar, and flour. Plus, they only require 15 minutes in the oven before you can enjoy them alongside a hot cup of tea.
With sweetened flaked coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract, these macaroons are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. They’re soft, chewy, and sweet, and even more delicious topped with chocolate drizzle.
Without gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, or added sugar, these moist and fudgy cookies are actually good for you. They include bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa. Otherwise, all you need is a bowl and a spoon to whip these up.
Crispy and gooey, these s’mores cookies include a graham cracker crust, broiled marshmallows, and a Hershey’s Kiss to top things off. They require no baking and are ready to enjoy in just five minutes.
These soft and chewy lemon cookies feature the perfect combination of sweetness and tartness. With just box lemon cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil, they’re incredibly delicious and super easy to make.
With chocolate wafer cookies, chocolate chips, and peppermint extract, these cookies couldn’t be easier to make. With a thin, crunchy chocolate cookie and a peppermint coating, they’re similar to Girl Scouts Thin Mints cookies – but even better because you can make them anytime a craving strikes.
When you’re in a time crunch, there’s no better cookie recipe to turn to than one that requires just three ingredients. Instead of taking the time to gather up a multitude of ingredients, you only need to worry about three. Alternatively, you could always just grab a Fresh Baked Cookie Platter from Edible Arrangements® for an instant sugar fix with none of the hassle.