We all love cakes and pies, but as good as those treats are, it’s hard to beat a really good cookie. They’re also super easy since they can be perfected with minimal ingredients and a short baking time. And we say minimal ingredients, we mean it. We’re highlighting cookie recipes that require 5 ingredients or fewer. Save yourself dollars in the grocery store and time in the kitchen by mastering these fuss-free cookie recipes.
1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
This first recipe from Martha Stewart proves even the classic chocolate chip cookie only needs 5 ingredients. What’s her secret? Two words: almond butter. It replaces both the butter and the flour in these cookies, and adds great flavor. Combine the nut butter with chocolate chips, sugar, eggs, and salt, then you’re ready to bake. Best of all, you’ll get a whopping 30 cookies.
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon coarse salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, stir together almond butter, chocolate chips, sugar, eggs, and salt until a dough forms.
Place 1-tablespoon mounds of dough 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake cookies until puffed and tops are set, about 10 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.