3 Ingredient Quick and Easy Cookies – Recipe

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Quick and Easy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

When I was growing up I loved coming home from school and having an after school snack. Snacks ranged anywhere from fresh fruit, a piece of bread, or my all time favorite, cookies! And once I got older I loved to bake cookies and try out new recipes.

Now flash forward 15 (or so) years and my oldest is in school. She always comes home from school and asks for a snack before she starts her homework or goes off to her dance classes.  I realized recently that I don’t bake like I used to. My biggest set back has been my children’s allergies. They are allergic to eggs and it is so hard to bake with out eggs! But I have decided that I can’t let that hold me back any more. So I found this recipe that calls for only 3 ingredients! I always have these things in my fridge and pantry so making these quick and easy cookies is ideal for when I am short on time or energy. I mean, who wants to stand in the kitchen baking all morning when you have to turn around and make dinner! 🙂 Here is what you will need…

3 ingredient cookies

How quick and easy! Plus they are seriously so yummy! (perhaps not the most nutritious, but yummy nonetheless!)

And now here is the recipe!

3 Ingredient Quick and Easy Cookies – Recipe
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  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Melted Butter
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips (optional)


  • Melt butter and add it to the cake mix.
  • Mix it tell it's all combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes
  • makes about 2 dozen cookies
  • Tips:
  • Since its a cake mix they don't really turn brown unless they get too done. So take them out before the turn brown. They will be a little soft so let them cool on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes before taking them off.

These yummy quick and easy cookies are perfect for when you are short on time and need to take a quick treat to a party or get together.  Plus if you buy a cake mix that does not contain eggs they are perfect for anyone with an egg, peanut or tree nut allergy. *Note: severely peanut and nut allergic people may need to try a brand of chocolate chips that don’t have a risk of cross contamination. We really like the Enjoy Life chocolate chips.

3 ingredient quick and easy cookies



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  1. kathy pease says
    I am making this for christmas eve..I was looking for a simple recipe for cc cookies..Thanks so much for posting :)
  2. Do you make the cake batter before you add the butter or just us the cake mix?
  3. shelly peterson says
    How awesome! So glad you found a quick and easy cookie recipe for your kids. I love how easy this is. I will have to try these out. :)
  4. margaret peg m says
    this is a ridiculously easy cookie recipe...i'm a busy grandmom and i will try this recipe after Easter. (saved it to my ziplist, as well)
  5. What simple cookies. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us :)
  6. I can't wait to try these. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
  7. Wowie! I just got done cleaning up a huge mess to cook a tiny little bit. Yippee for 3-ingredient cookies that look so amazing - I'm looking forward to making these and the teeny clean up!!
  8. those sound nice and simple. I wonder how they would be with chocolate cake mix and peanut butter chips?
  9. Julie Wood says
    These are absolutely the easiest cookie recipe that I have ever seen. I like to make these and have them as a dessert with ice cream. They look delicious.
  10. Patricia McHale says
    This is simply genius! You don't even know the amount if times I was in the middle of better a better or dough together and realized I don't have any eggs left.
    • Haha, we're always running out of eggs, too. Cake mix cookies are wonderful because they are so quick and easy. The fact they come out perfect almost every time is an added bonus! :)
  11. David Fultner says
    I make the worst cookies. Maybe this one will work four my.
  12. David Fultner says
    These were easy to make and tasty.
  13. In the oven right now! Stay tuned...
  14. im not an avid baker but these look delicious and even better they look easy to make!!
  15. mcfly1975@hotmail.com says
    Mine came out flat as a pancake?