Bake & Pack: 10 Best Cookies for Summer Picnics

updated May 2, 2019
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You can’t go wrong with a batch of cookies for a summer picnics. They’re universally loved, perfectly packable, and impervious to sun damage (unlike our other favorite: ice cream). Here are ten cookie recipes that deserve to be at your next picnic.

Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies from Martha Stewart – Given our fondness for sandwich cookies, this one is a quick sell.

Louisiana Pecan Balls from Sunset Magazine – These sound deliciously similar to Mexican wedding cakes.

Watermelon Sugar Cookies from Megan’s Cookin’ – Too cute!

Cherry Double Chocolate Cookies from Gourmet – Chock full of cherries, chocolates, and crunchy nuts.

Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies from Real Simple – Classic peanut butter cookies pick up some crunch with rice krispies!

Black and White Cookies from Smitten Kitchen – I’ve always wanted to attempt making these classic New York cookies at home.

Petite Lemon Curd Cookies from Epicurious – I fear I may eat a great many of these “petite” cookies.

Lime Sugar Sandwich Cookies with Blueberry Cream Filling from Tasty Kitchen – I would make these for the bright purple filling alone.

Double Ginger Crackles from Fine Cooking – Perfect with a glass of lemonade.

Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Simply Recipes – This recipe is about the only reason I’d voluntarily part with a cup of Nutella.

What cookies have you been baking?

(Images: Martha Stewart and Quentin Bacon/Sunset Magazine)