15 Quick Cookies Anyone Can Make
These quick and easy cookies know you'd rather be playing. Or napping. Or be anything but tied to the kitchen making cookies. Here's how easy they are to make: You can count their ingredients on one hand, prep is quick and minimal, and they don't dirty up a lot of bowls and pans. Gotta love that. Bonus: They're easy enough for everyday snacking and nice enough for potlucks, parties, and picnics. Let's meet them.
Graham Cracker Bars
Five ingredients + five-minute prep. Shortcut: Bake the graham cracker base and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips while it's hot from the oven. Let the chips soften, then spread them around.
Cereal Treats II
Easy Cookie Brittle
Five ingredients + 10-minute prep. Variations: Use white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips instead of peanut butter chips.
Salted Nut Roll Squares
Five ingredients + 10-minute prep. Tip: Line the pan with parchment paper to keep these nutty squares from sticking.
Four ingredients + 10-minute prep. Prep tip: For easier cleanup, mist your food processor blades and bowl with non-stick spray.
Almond Bars II
Five ingredients + 10-minute prep. Prep tip: Line the baking sheet with parchment paper for the easiest lift-out.
Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
Five ingredients + 15-minute prep. Flavor boost: Substitute lemon juice for the water.
Oaty Cereal Bars
Five ingredients + 10-minute prep. Thrifty tip: Combine all the random bits of cereal left at the bottom of the bags into one fast, fun bar cookie.
Cake Mix Cookies VIII
Four ingredients + 10-minute prep. Prep tip: Reviewers recommend adding 2 tbsp. vegetable oil for perfectly-moist cookies as well as 1 tsp. vanilla.
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Three ingredients + 10-minute prep. Flavor boost: Dip them in melted chocolate then leave them to chill in the fridge for a peanut butter cup-inspired treat, reviewer Ashton Peterson says.
Three ingredients + 15-minute prep. Tip: Use a fork to make the traditional indentations on the top of the shortbread after patting the dough into the pan.
Funfetti® Birthday Cookies
Five ingredients + 10-minute prep. Look at the fun you can make with a box of cake mix, a couple of other pantry ingredients, and some colorful sprinkles.
World's Easiest Peanut Butter Blossoms
Four ingredients + 15-minute prep. Prep tip: To keep these super-soft cookies from falling apart when you take them out of the oven, let them continue to sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes before moving them to a rack with your spatula. Once the cookies have fully cooled, they'll be perfectly firm.
Honey Lavender Cookies
Five ingredients + 15-minute prep. Styling tip: Sprinkle sugar and an extra tablespoon of lavender flowers on top of the cookies (as pictured) to add to their loveliness.