You’ve got the holiday spirit, but what you don’t have is time. Check out these 3-Ingredient Holiday Cookies & Candy perfect for bringing to a holiday party or potluck, wrapping up to give as gifts, or just leaving out for Santa. All these recipes let you enjoy some baking or creating time (either by yourself or with the family) while keeping it simple. That leaves more time to eat and relax!
3-Ingredient Holiday Cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies from The Comfort of Cooking
Reading this post brought back memories of making these with my mom so many years ago. These easy cookies are so good!
Gingerbread Brownies from The First Year
Use a cookie mix but make brownies with the perfect holiday flavor of gingerbread. So simple, but so flavorful.
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies from Pink When
Using a cake mix cuts the ingredients down to 3, and you can always decorate these with holiday sprinkles for a little more “Christmas.”
Buttery Shortbread Cookies from Chew Out Loud
Remember those tins of shortbread cookies from decades ago? These are easy to make and taste SO much better.
Homemade Thin Mints from Hip2Save
If you’re a thin mint addict and don’t have Girl Scout cookies packed away in your freezer for the winter months, these copycat cookies will fulfill your craving. You won’t believe the secret ingredient!
Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies from The Joyful Foodie
These cookies are gluten-free and a great addition to a cookie swap with their mature flavor and fudgy texture.
Pecan Pie Cookies from My Heart Beets
This recipe is also naturally gluten-free and an amazing mix of pecans, dates and maple syrup–a sophisticated flavor attained in very little time.
Peanut Butter Cookies from Gimme Some Oven
We very rarely get to make peanut butter cookies because of my son’s allergy, but every time he’s at a sleepover, it’s our big splurge! These are super quick and taste amazing.
3-Ingredient Holiday Candy
Minted Oreo Truffles from Peanut Blossom
If you haven’t tried making Oreo Truffles, they’re so easy (and the kids love to lick their fingers afterward). I like this variation because I love minty chocolate, but any type of Oreos will work.
Haystacks from She Wears Many Hats
These crunchy butterscotch treats are a big favorite in our house, as my mother-in-law used to make them every Christmas Eve for our appetizers & desserts festival.
Cookies n’ Cream Oreo Fudge from Hidden Ponies
Because you can never get enough Oreo goodness, this easy fudge is a decadent treat that makes a great gift as well.
Easy Nutella Truffles from Crazy for Crust
These truffles are kicked up a notch with the combo of Oreo cookies (for the crumbs) and Nutella spread (hazelnut flavor). Make an elegant gift by wrapping up a few in a pretty way (if you don’t eat them all first).
Golden Oreo Truffles from Chef in Training
My family is excited to make these this year, since we’ve long declared the Golden Oreos our favorite over the traditional (crazy, right?).
Chocolate Almond Clusters from Creme de la Crumb
I’ve had these at a party, and oh my. They’re simple, but the three flavors of chocolate, almonds and sea salt are meant to be together. This recipe is extra fast because you use the microwave.
Peanut Butter Butterscotch Fudge from Something Swanky
I’m counting this as a 3-ingredient recipe because the chocolate drizzled on top is “extra,” though I’d deem it necessary. Chocolate and peanut butter AND butterscotch? Heavenly.
Looking for more holiday inspiration? Check out my Sweets & Treats Pinterest Board.
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