11 Ideas for Memorial Day Cookies

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means—it’s time to gather with loved ones, honor our fallen heroes, and of course, indulge in some mouthwatering treats. While red, white, and blue cookies are popular Memorial Day cookies, let’s explore a variety of delightful cookie recipes that go beyond the patriotic colors. And what better way to celebrate than with a roundup of delightful cookie recipes?

1. Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Gimme From Scratch

No cookie roundup would be complete without the all-time favorite—chocolate chip cookies. These All-American classics never fail to bring smiles to our faces. Picture warm, golden-brown cookies fresh out of the oven, with gooey chocolate chips oozing in every bite. They’re like a hug from Grandma—comforting, nostalgic, and undeniably delicious.

Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

2. Patriotic Sugar Cookies

By To Pink Peonies

These patriotic sugar cookies are the ultimate dessert for your Memorial Day or Fourth of July cookout! These thick and sweet Memorial Day cookies will have everyone swooning with delight.

memorial day cookies

3. Lemon Raspberry Cookies

By The Forked Spoon

These Raspberry Cookies are like little pillows of heaven—soft, fluffy, and oh-so-buttery. The delightful combination of fresh lemon and raspberries will make your taste buds sing with joy. They’re incredibly quick and easy to make, ensuring that you can whip up a batch in no time.

lemon raspberry cookies

4. Strawberry Cookies

By Sugar Pursuit

These cookies are bursting with flavor, thanks to the magical addition of freeze-dried strawberry powder. Imagine biting into a cookie that’s perfectly crispy on the edges, with a delightfully chewy center that leaves you wanting more. And let’s not forget about the gorgeous pink hue that adds a pop of color to any Memorial Day dessert spread.

strawberry cookies

5. Blueberry Cookies

By Lane & Grey Fare

These mouthwatering blueberry cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with the goodness of real frozen blueberries. These delightful treats are tender and chewy in the middle, while offering a satisfying crunch on the edges—a perfect balance of textures that’ll have you reaching for seconds.

Their stunning periwinkle color is all-natural, no artificial additives needed. Plus, these cookies are gluten-free, nut-free, and easily adaptable for a vegan-friendly option. Unlike many eggless cookies that go stale too soon, these periwinkle beauties stay irresistibly soft for days. They’re absolutely perfect for Memorial Day!

blueberry cookies

6. Matcha White Chocolate Cookies

By Britney Breaks Bread

These delectable matcha cookies have crisp and buttery edges that give way to a delightfully soft and chewy center, all wrapped around a gooey white chocolate cream cheese filling. It’s a match(a) made in heaven! The baking time for these delicious treats is under 15 minutes. That means you’ll be savoring these delightful cookies in no time. Who says you can’t have green cookies on Memorial Day?

matcha cookies

7. Iced Lime Shortbread Cookes

By The Toasty Kitchen

If you’re a fan of shortbread cookies and citrusy desserts, these cookies are an absolute must-try. They bring a burst of sunshine to any time of year, but there’s something about their flavor that reminds you of summer and warm weather. With just five simple ingredients—butter, sugar, flour, lime, and vanilla extract—you’ll be on your way to indulging in these scrumptious lime-infused treats.

lime cookies

8. Vegan Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

By Food, Wine & Love

These Vegan Raspberry Sandwich Cookies are a delectable treat that combines the goodness of oatmeal date cookies with a luscious raspberry center. These delightful cookies are a vegan-friendly twist on a classic favorite. Plus having a vegan option on your Memorial Day dessert menu is a thoughtful consideration for those who don’t and can’t enjoy eggs and dairy.

raspberry cookies

9. Creamsicle Cookies

By Princess Pinky Girl

This easy Creamsicle Cookies recipe is a playful twist on the classic ice cream treat, made super simple with a shortcut method. With just five minutes of prep time, you can whip up these nostalgic orange-flavored cookies that capture the essence of your favorite throwback frozen dessert. All you need is a box of cake mix and a few kitchen staples to transform those ingredients into delicious cookies that embody the creamy, citrusy goodness of a Creamsicle. 

creamsicle cookies

10. Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

By Flouring Kitchen

These irresistible strawberry cheesecake cookies are the perfect combination of crispy edges and gooey centers, with a delightful surprise—a molten strawberry cheesecake filling. These cookies also have swirls of graham cracker crumbs throughout, adding a delightful crunch and they’re incredibly easy to make. 

The cookie dough and cheesecake filling come together effortlessly, and to make things even more convenient, melted butter is used in the recipe. This means less time spent in the kitchen and more time enjoying these mouthwatering treats.

strawberry cheesecake cookies

11. Chocolate Walnut Cookies

By Gimme from Scratch

Brace yourself for a mouthwatering experience! These ultimate chocolate chip walnut cookies are everything you’ve ever dreamed of—chunky, thick, and irresistibly delicious.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a cookie loaded with gooey chocolate chips that melt in your mouth, while enjoying the delightful crunch of perfectly toasted walnuts. Inspired by the renowned Levain Bakery, these cookies are a true celebration of nutty and sweet flavors coming together in perfect harmony. Trust me, once you try them, you’ll understand why they’re so irresistible.

chocolate chip walnut cookies

And there you have it, a scrumptious roundup of Memorial Day cookies to make your celebration extra special. Here’s to a holiday filled with delicious cookies and cherished memories with your friends and family. Enjoy!

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