Our favorite cookies and bars, perfect for summer picnics, parties and potlucks. These are easy, no-mixer-needed recipes that everyone loves!
Summer is a great reason to have a picnic or gather some friends for a party. And we've got you covered with ten great ideas for dessert! Cookies and bars are perfect for these kinds of occasions. They travel well, can be served anywhere (you don't need plates and forks) and can be made ahead of time.
These are some of our favorite tried and true recipes that are perfect for summer. A few of these recipes have free printable labels that we are happy to email to you. We just ask that you leave a comment on that individual post. Enjoy!
These delicious dessert bars are a delightful merging of two all-time favorite sweet treats; blondies and good old-fashioned s'mores!
Everyone who tries these Copycat Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookies flips with the first bite! They're sweet and chewy inside with a crisp outer shell and lots of melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate chips.
With a buttery shortbread base and a chewy caramel topping loaded with crisp almonds, these Honey Caramel Almond Shortbread Bars are always a HUGE hit!
These one-bowl, no-mixer, lemon sugar cookies have a melt-in-your-mouth texture, lots of crinkly cracks, super-crisp, sugar-coated exteriors and moist, chewy insides! There's also a burst of sunshiny lemon flavor with every bite!
These Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies will be a hit with kids of all ages! And you can mix them up in less than 10 minutes, with just one bowl and no mixer!
These one-bowl, no-mixer, gluten-free French Almond Cookies (aka Almond Cloud Cookies) are light as a feather, with a crisp meringue exterior and chewy, moist almond-y interior!
These Candied Pecan Brown Butter Blondies are one-pot, no-mixer and my family thinks they're one of the best things they've ever eaten!!
If you enjoy shortbread and are a peanut butter fan you will LOVE these crisp, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth-delicious Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies! No one has to know how easy (actually ridiculously easy) they are to make with just one bowl and no mixer!
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