We are deep in the throes of winter and if you’re looking for a fun afternoon activity, why not try out a few easy cookie recipes? Better yet, give a few three ingredient cookie recipes a try! These easy cookies recipes require the fewest ingredients but still pack a sweet punch. Keep reading to see everything from simple peanut butter cookies and Palmiers to cake mix cookies and more.

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Thin Mints

No need to wait for Girl Scout cookie season when you have this recipe for homemade thin mints. With just three ingredients, you may be making this recipe on the daily.

Get the easy recipe at What Molly Made.

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Palmiers

Palmiers are made from puff pastry dough and are oh so delicious. This easy recipe mixes store bought and pantry staples, and will wow at your cookie ecxhange,

Find the entire recipe at Chelsea's Messy Apron.

photo: Gardening Foodie

Butter Cookies

Butter, flour and sugar is all you need to get baking. This simple butter cookie recipe make a great canvas for frosting, or enjoyed with a dusting of sugar.

Find the full recipe at Gardening Foodie.

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Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Shhh! Your guests will never even realize you made this delicious lemon cookies with a box of cake mix! Add in a few extra ingredients and transform this mix into the lemony cookies of your dreams.

Check out all the details at Crayons & Cravings.

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Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies

It only takes 10 minutes of baking to enjoy these cinnamon sugar pie crust cookies. With simple ingredients you likely have on hand, they'd make the perfect side to your morning cuppa joe!

Get the recipe at Comfort of Cooking.

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Strawberry Crinkle Cookies

Refreshing and oh-so-pretty, these crinkle cookies are great for spring––or just strawberry lovers. Cake mix and basic baking ingredients are all you need to whip up these sweet treats in a flash.

Get the full recipe at Made to Be a Momma.

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Cake Mix Cookies

Customizable and creative, these cake mix cookies bring an element of fun to the table. You can stick to the three-ingredient list or add a few extra to add some fun color.

Find the recipe at Princess Pinky Girl.

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Starry-Eyed Christmas Cookies

These little cookies couldn’t be easier—just melt some chocolate kisses on top of pretzels, and then the kiddos can help you decorate with festive M&Ms.

Check out the recipe at The Wicked Noodle.

photo: Crayons & Cravings

Funfetti Cookies

Everybody knows sweets are just better with funfetti. Grab an extra box of the cake mix the next time you're at the store, and change up dessert with this alternative treat.

Get the full recipe at Crayons & Cravings.

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Nutella Cookies

You had us at Nutella! These hazelnut cookies couldn't be easier, and are much simpler to eat then scooping out Nutella by the spoonful from the jar.

Get the full recipe at from Chef Gemma Stafford, Bigger Bolder Baking.

photo: Hardly a Goddess

Haystack Cookies

These fun cookies are a nice departure from traditional ingredients like flour and eggs. Instead, grab some low mein noodles and watch them turn into a delightful, butterscotch-y dessert.

Get the full recipe at Hardly a Goddess.

photo: Barefeet in the Kitchen

Peanut Butter Cookies

These chewy beauties keep it real simple and all about the PB. Just a few ingredients and you'll be sinking your teeth into them in no time.

You'll find the entire recipe at Barefeet In the Kitchen.

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: Claudio Schwarz via Unsplash

 

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