Summer has officially arrived and temperatures are climbing. If the thought of turning on an oven and exposing yourself to more heat sounds simply unbearable, we’ve gathered nine no-bake cookie recipes to prevent you from sweating over your sweets. Because let’s face it, dealing with the sun is already a struggle and ain’t nobody got time for feeling uncomfortable in your own kitchen.
1. No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies
An obvious way to beat the summer heat is sandwiching a scoop of ice cream between two cookies, which is exactly what you’re supposed to be doing with these chocolate and oatmeal delights. Just be sure to scarf them down before they melt! Get our No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies recipe.
2. Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
You’ll never complain about the boringness of corn flakes again with this peanut butter-heavy concoction. Choosy moms choose these. Get the recipe.
3. Healthy Unicorn Cookies
Our obsession with unicorns is unhealthy, but these cookies aren’t. Satisfy your sugar craving with the wonders of coconut flour and cashew butter. Get the recipe.
4. Fudgy Mint Chocolate Cookies
They’re no Thin Mints, but they certainly do the trick during the Girl Scouts’ off season. Plus, that mint green frosting looks heavenly. Get the recipe.
5. Hot Cocoa Cookies
Who said you can’t enjoy the comforts of cocoa on a warm summer day? Go marshmallow crazy with this cozy drink in summer cookie form. Get the recipe.
6. Samoa Cookies
Honestly, anything that imitates a Girl Scout cookie is going to taste delicious (see above with the fudgy mint). We’re just busy doing the math so that we can make these guys in bulk. Get the recipe.
7. Irish Cream Cookies
We’ll take any excuse to add booze to our binges. These soft and gooey concoctions are a texture snob’s dream. Get the recipe.
Chow Mein Cookies
Chinese food takes on a whole new meaning with these crunchy chow mein noodle cookies. If we eat an entire dozen, do we get a fortune cookie as a reward? Get the recipe.
Almond Butter Strawberry Thumbprints
We love a good thumbprint cookie and these look delicious enough to grab by the handful. Strawberry is an obvious summer favorite, but feel free to substitute with a jam of your liking. Get the recipe.