Do you love summer cookies? We definitely do!
Cookies are not just a cold-weather food. In fact, there are so many amazing summer cookie recipes that you will absolutely love.
While ice cream is great, and we definitely love popsicles, summer cookies are what you need to make this season.
Best Summer Cookies
Take a look at our favorite warm-weather cookies and give them all a try. There are 92 days in the summer, so you have plenty of time to bake all of these cookie recipes!
1. Chocolate No Bake Cookies
Our Simple Green Moms chocolate no-bake cookies are perfect for summertime. You don’t need to turn on the oven to make cookies. This means your kitchen stays nice and cool, and you still get to enjoy an amazing homemade treat.
Our cookies are made with oats, chocolate protein powder, peanut butter, almond milk, and coconut flakes. Five simple ingredients are mixed together and then scooped into balls.
Flatten the cookies slightly and let them chill in the oven. They are ready to eat in just minutes! No baking required.
2. S’mores Stuffed Cookies
S’mores are one of the ultimate summer dessert recipes. Why not turn that amazing, gooey, delicious treat into a summer cookie!
Use this recipe from A Cookie Named Desire to make perfect s’mores cookies. Marshmallows and chocolate are stuffed inside a graham cracker cookie. All the flavors of s’mores that you love are inside this tasty cookie.
These cookies are best served warm when the chocolate is melted, and the marshmallows are sticky. Eat the s’mores stuffed cookies right out of the oven or reheat them a few seconds in the microwave before eating.
3. Chocolate Chip Cookies
You can’t make a cookie recipe list without including chocolate chip cookies. This classic cookie needs to be on every cookie list, no matter the season. It is always a good time for chocolate chip cookies!
Try this perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe from Crazy for Crust. There are so many chocolate chips stuffed into the cookie dough that you won’t believe it! Every bite is packed with melted chocolate.
We love how thick these cookies are. The center stays soft and moist while the outside is slightly crispy and perfectly baked. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic treat that is still tasty in the summer!
4. Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter cookies are always a hit. These no-bake peanut butter cookies from Bigger Bolder Baking are perfect for the summer when it is just too hot to turn on the oven.
Creamy peanut butter is mixed with oat flour, vanilla, honey, and salt. These tasty cookies are gluten-free and eggs-free. Just a little extra bonus!
The mix is stirred together and then scooped into round balls. Flatten the balls gently with your hands, and then chill them in the fridge.
Once the cookies have chilled, dip them in melted chocolate chips. You can skip this step, but peanut butter and chocolate are one of the best combinations ever! Dipping cookies are also pretty fun.
Keep the cookies in the fridge until you are ready to eat them. A cold, refreshing, super sweet cookie is perfect for a summer’s day.
5. White Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Cherries are a sure sign of summer. They are a perfect summer fruit that is bursting with flavor. Why not add that taste to a cookie?
We love these white chocolate cherry cookies from The Daring Gourmet. They are chewy, moist, and very sweet.
White chocolate chips and dried cherries are mixed into a simple cookie batter. Bake the cookies in small, two-bite pieces, so you get lots of cookies from one recipe. Everyone is going to want you to share!
6. Lemon Cookies
The bright taste of lemon is undoubtedly a sign of summer. We love how these lemon cookies from Lauren’s Latest capture that summery taste.
The cookie dough is pretty easy to make. It is made with lemon juice and lemon zest for extra lemony flavor.
A dusting of powdered sugar is sprinkled over the lemon cookies before they bake. This gives the cookies a crinkled appearance and a little extra sweetness.
Keep the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature, so they stay soft and chewy. Everyone is going to give these incredibly easy lemon cookies rave reviews all summer long.
7. Decorated Sugar Cookies
Decorated sugar cookies are always fun to make. You can cut them into any shape you’d like and decorate them however you choose. Use this recipe from Sugar Spun Run to make soft, delicious sugar cookies that you can then have fun decorating.
These sugar cookies are not only tasty, but they make a cute project for kids who are home for the summer.
Bake a bunch of different shapes and whip up lots of different colors of icing. Let your kids have fun decorating the sugar cookies however they like. This exciting activity is also quite tasty!
Make decorated cookies for summer special occasions, as a fun project, or just to eat! This is one of our favorite all-purpose recipes ever.
8. Orange Creamsicle Cookies
Orange creamsicle popsicles are a summertime favorite. That delicious flavor also bakes perfectly into a soft, sweet cookie. Use this recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything to make amazing cookies, perfect for summer.
The orange creamsicle cookies are made with orange zest, white chocolate chips, and a sweet blend of brown sugar and white sugar. They are baked quickly on parchment paper, so the cookies stay soft.
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. This will help them stay soft and tender despite the summer heat.
9. Whoopie Pies
Everyone loves whoopie pies, and they absolutely make a tasty summer cookie. We love these classic chocolate whoopie pies from Cooking Classy.
Soft, cupcake-like cookies are baked first. The cookies are made with buttermilk giving them a little bit of tang that goes nicely with the sweet sugary taste.
The cookies are sandwiched together with a creamy marshmallow fluff filling. Use an ice cream scoop to easily divide the filling between the cookies.
Store the pies in the fridge, keeping them cool until you are ready to eat. These whoopie pies are way better than any store-bought cookies you have ever had!
10. Cream Cheese Cookies
Some cookies are just too sweet. These cream cheese cookies from Preppy Kitchen are the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. They are also so soft and tender that they melt in your mouth.
Roll the cookies into small balls and place them on parchment-lined baking sheets. They will not spread very much, so you can fit lots of cookies on one tray.
The cookies will not brown very much but stay a pale color. Do not overbake, or they will not be as soft! You want that melt in your mouth texture.
11. Blueberry Cookies
These blueberry muffin cookies from Divas Can Cook are out of this world. Fresh, juicy blueberries are baked into tender cookies that are sweet enough for dessert but also worthy of breakfast.
The cookies do have a soft, muffin texture. If you are a muffin top lover, these cookies are definitely for you.
Use frozen blueberries in a pinch. Keep them frozen and stir them right into the batter. Do not stir too much, or the batter will turn a purple, gray color.
Dried blueberries can work in this recipe as well. However, we definitely recommend using fresh berries to get that summery feel!
12. Edible Cookie Dough
There is no need to bake in the hot summer weather when you have this recipe for edible cookie dough from Chelsea’s Messy Kitchen. The cookie dough can be eaten straight from the bowl. No hot oven required!
Edible cookie dough is great to serve as a dip with some graham crackers. You can also eat it with a spoon and whipped cream on top. It is a great alternative to ice cream!
The dough is completely egg-free, so it is safe to eat raw. This is one of our favorite, quick-to-make summer cookie recipes that we know you will love too!
13. Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies
There is nothing more summery than a beautiful rainbow! These rainbow pinwheel cookies capture that beautiful color, and they also just taste fantastic.
Use this recipe from Mom on Timeout to make pretty rainbow pinwheel cookies. You will need all different color sprinkles to make the rainbow.
Keep this cookie recipe in mind when coming up with party ideas. You can alter the colors of the sprinkles to match your party theme.
14. Oatmeal Ice Cream Sandwiches
These oatmeal ice cream sandwiches from A Saucy Kitchen scream of summer. The soft, homemade cookies are stuffed with peach ice cream to make a cold, tasty treat that is irresistible.
The cookies are warmly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. The texture of the oats is a nice contrast to the soft cookie. The most amazing part is that the cookies are gluten-free! This makes the ice cream sandwiches the perfect treat for everyone.
Choose your favorite peach ice cream to use in the middle of the cookies. Non-dairy ice cream makes the cookie sandwiches completely dairy-free as well.
15. Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
We are crazy about this recipe from The Cookie Dough Diaries for strawberry cheesecake cookies. They are the epitome of summer and a surprisingly easy cookie recipe to make.
A mix of soft cream cheese and powdered sugar is stuffed into a strawberry cookie dough. Use fresh strawberries for the best results. Frozen strawberries have too much water and will make the dough too wet. Luckily, strawberries should be in season in the summer!
Try swapping the vanilla extract with almond extract to make strawberry almond cookies that are irresistible! This is going to be one of your favorite cookie recipes ever.
16. Graham Cracker Crumb Cookies
Graham cracker cookies are perfect for ending a long summer day. We love these cookies from The Kitchn, which are made with graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, butter, and eggs.
The cookies bake to be thick and chewy. They are perfect for use in place of graham crackers to make s’mores.
Imagine a warm graham cracker cookie with a roasted marshmallow. Sounds like an incredible summer recipe!
17. Mango Cookies
These tropical mango cookies are unlike anything you have ever tried before. They are sweet, chewy, and have the perfect amount of crunch.
Use this recipe from Wild Wild Whisk to see exactly how to make mango cookies. Fresh mango, coconut, and rolled oats are the main ingredients in the recipe.
Not many cookie recipes use fresh mango, so these are definitely unique and flavorful. Make them for a summer party. Your family and friends are sure to love them!
You may think that gingersnaps are a winter cookie, but they are also fantastic summer cookie recipes. A little bit of spice on a summer’s night is always a good idea!
We like this gingersnap cookie recipe from Handle the Heat. It makes very thin, crispy gingersnaps that are hard to resist.
The cookies do spread a lot when they bake, so be sure to space them well on your baking sheets. Add a little orange frosting or lemon zest to the recipe to make it a little more summery.
19. Shortbread Sandwich Cookies
Shortbread sandwich cookies are very fun and exciting. These funfetti cookies from Tutti Dolci are especially fun. The rainbow sprinkles are festive, cute, and sure to be a hit with the little ones and adults alike.
The cookie filling is made with cream cheese, butter, lemon zest, and sugar. We like the fresh lemon taste that the filling adds.
Match the sprinkles in the cookies to the theme of your party. These cookies are one of the best summer party ideas you will ever have!
20. Coconut Lime Cookies
Coconut and lime are both signature summer flavors. They are delicious in summer cookies. These buttery coconut lime cookies from Gimme Some Oven are really fantastic.
The coconut shortbread cookies are iced with a simple lime frosting. The frosting dries after about an hour, so the cookies are easy to touch and move. Serve them at your next summer get-together as a refreshing treat. They are light, cute, and perfectly sweet.
21. Orange Citrus Cookies
Orange is a pretty summery flavor. Brown Eyed Baker has captured that taste in these buttery orange cookies.
Not only are the cookies themselves orange, but they are also iced with an orange glaze. You get so much orange flavor in every cookie! This is a dessert for an orange lover for sure.
Make these light cookies for any summer event. They go perfectly with a tall cup of iced tea or on a pretty tray as part of your edible home decor.
22. Giant Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich
No one will believe this amazing giant chocolate chip ice cream sandwich. It is as big as a cake, but it is actually a cookie. It is absolutely one of the best summer cookie recipes we have ever seen.
This recipe from Love to Be in the Kitchen begins by making two jumbo chocolate chip cookies. Each cookie takes up an entire baking tray!
Once the cookies have cooled, spread ice cream over one cookie and sandwich the other on top. Store it in the freezer until you are ready to serve the cookie.
Cut the giant cookie and serve big slices as if it were a cake. This is one of our favorite summer cookie recipes for summer birthdays.
23. No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Anytime you can skip baking in the summer, it is a good idea! You can still make cookies without every baking. How? With this recipe from The Beaming Baker.
These no-bake oatmeal raisin cookies will taste like your favorite oatmeal cookie recipes, but no baking is required. All you need to do is mix the four ingredients together and then let them chill.
No-bake cookies are a fun way to make tasty, easy desserts. Exciting but simple recipes like this are what summer is all about!
24. Red, White, and Blue Cookie Bars
We are crazy about these red, white, and blue cookie bars. They are perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial day, or any regular old backyard BBQ.
Make this recipe from Seeded at the Table. The thick, chewy cookie bars are pretty simple to make. The main ingredient that you don’t want to skip is the colorful M&M’s.
25. Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
Peanut butter cookie cups are a yummy, buttery treat that you will crave all summer long. These bite-sized cookies from My Baking Addiction are just too easy to eat!
Peanut butter dough is pressed into mini muffin cup molds. A mini Reeses Peanut butter cup is pressed into each cookie bite and then baked.
The cookie dough bakes up and around the candy, giving you a gooey, saccharine dessert that you can pop right in your mouth! No need to stop your summer fun. Just toss one of these summer cookies in your mouth and keep going!
Amazing Summer Cookie Recipes and Summer Dessert Recipes You Will Love
There are so many great summer cookies that you can try. It is hard to know which to make first!
Try decorating some summery sugar cookies, or give the tropical coconut summer cookies a try. Let us know which summer cookies are your favorite!
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