When thinking about super portable picnic dessert ideas, you can’t go past a really good picnic cookie.
Up there with brownies, a picnic worthy cookie is easy to transport, keeps well without needing refrigeration, and is the perfect sweet treat at the end of the day.
Picnic Cookie Ideas
We've come up with an array of picnic cookie ideas that cover off on the sweet but also interesting vegan and gluten-free options.
Chocolate chip lovers have been well catered to with some interesting takes on the classic, and there's even a few cookies that are decadently healthy, so feel free to pack a few extra.
The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy chocolate chip cookies might seem like a fairly simple yet undeniably delicious cookie for a picnic. But achieving a cookie with the perfect amount of chewiness and chocolate is more of an art than one might imagine.
This recipe gives you the know-how on how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie every time.
Don't waste any more precious time making or eating inferior chocolate chip cookies.
Cherry and Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
While you are refining the science of the perfect chocolate chip cookie, why not make a statement and mix it up a little.
Switch milk chocolate for white chocolate and add a twist with tart cherries and sweet blueberries for a picnic cookie everyone will love.
Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies
Can chocolate chip cookies get any more interesting? Yes, they can, just add tahini.
Yes, the same tahini you use in dips such as hummus will breath new life into your chocolate chip cookie especially when paired with dark chocolate chips. Sprinkle a touch of sea salt on top for an even more delicious picnic cookie.
20-Minute Vegan Matcha Cookies With White Chocolate
These Matcha cookies blend the light and refreshing flavour of matcha with delicious white chocolate to make a simple and delicious picnic cookie. And, they only take 20 minutes to make.
While matcha is rich in antioxidants and has a load of health benefits, it also has a unique and delicious flavour.
For these cookies, white vegan chocolate was a match made in cookie heaven but feel free to experiment with flavours and additions.
Easy Oreo Stuffed Cookies (Vegan)
What happens when you take an Oreo cookie and wrap it in another cookie? You get an all in one cookie overload with an Oreo stuffed cookies.
The outside is crisp and the inside is a mix of soft, gooey goodness. Then you find the Oreo. If this isn't a picnic crowd pleaser I don't know what is. It certainly takes cookie decadence to a whole new level.
Oh, and believe it or not, they're 100% vegan.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Let's face it, chocolate chips reign supreme when it comes to cookies. Prepared quickly with up to 5 ingredients, these healthy yet scrumptious oatmeal chocolate chips make the perfect picnic cookie treat.
Egg, sugar, and gluten-free, these amazing sweet morsels are also very forgiving on the waistline. They whip up ready to go in under 30 minutes and you can switch up the additions to make them vegan cookies or just add nuts cause you love them.
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Soft, chewy, and full of flavor, these easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies make a delicious picnic dessert. Made without any nasty additives, refined sugars, or fats, these sweet treats are full of yummy healthy goodness.
Don't like raisins? Go mad with the additions of your choice. Add nuts, chocolate, or any fruit of your choice.
As they’re dairy-free, they don’t require refrigeration which is picnic perfect.
Vegan Jam Tarts
A British classic, these vegan jam tarts are perfect for a picnic. I used to love these jam tarts from the bakery as a kid. Now you can make them at home.
You can make them in different flavours and being plant-based, they are the perfect versatile picnic sweet when picnicking with a group.
Caramel Apple Spice Cookies
A gorgeous fall-inspired sweet treat. Quick and easy to make Caramel Apple Spice Cookies topped with caramel frosting make a delightful picnic dessert. They are also a nice seasonal change from all things pumpkin.
Although, you don't have to wait until apple season to enjoy these as the main ingredient is apple sauce so you can swap store-bought for fresh if needs be.
Whip them up in under 30 minutes.
Unique Brownie Recipes for Your Next Picnic
Want something more substantial but still want the portability of a cookie? Some of these unique brownie recipes fall very close to the cookie category. Think brownie crisps, the hybrid brownie cookie.
Helpful Cookie Accessories
These little cookie baking helpers will help you make perfect picnic cookies every time with no fuss.
Silpat Perfect Cookie Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat
Make perfect cookies every time. No need for oils or grease, this mat will give you the perfect shape, size and even baking and browning.
HULISEN Professional Round Cookies Cutter Set with Handle
A good cookie cutter set is worth its weight in cookie dough. This set is high quality stainless steel, has the measurements clearly engraved on the outside, so no more guessing and the high arch handle makes cutting easier and cleaner. And they look great.
Flat Glassine Waxed Paper Cookie Bags
Want to make individual cookie bags? These environmentally friendly wax paper cookie bags make great additions to your picnic set. Perfect for individual picnic lunches such as bento boxes, hiking picnic lunches or a nice way to display your cookies for individual serves.
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