the best of summer cookies

Is it really Wednesday already?  To say that this summer is flying by would be an understatement.  It’s going to be August in 2 days, people!  August is so busy for us.  Markets, our first anniversary, Josh’s birthday, a calendar full of events.. and the ticking time bomb of this pregnancy all looming over us.  To be honest, I’m not quite ready for summer to slip from our fingers.  I feel cheated on the number of pool days we haven’t yet had, the trips to the park we haven’t taken, the zoo we haven’t visited enough.  20-year-old-me was always anxious for the next adventure, counting down the days to something.  25-year-old-me is desperately clinging to today.  It’s funny how time and life change you like that.

The thing about time is that you can’t do a thing to slow it down, “tomorrows” roll in like waves, some crashing harder than others.  For a few days I thought that I was nesting, but the mess that my house is today rules that one out.  Instead, I think that I am just trying to squeeze everything I can out of each day, and some days that involves doing my dishes, and some days it does not.  I’m slowing down and occasionally buying cupcakes intstead of making them, if it means I will have more time around the table to enjoy them and not be rushing around, always late.  I’m not trying to be everywhere at once, but instead really be where I am.  I’m writing more and baking things I love, when I want to, not just when I “have to”.  August in our home will be filled with the word “yes”.  It will be filled with things that make us happy and people that we love.

This week has been busy with celebration and lots of sweets- just the way a birthday should be spent.  (Adelynn and I shamelessly had mini cupcakes for breakfast yesterday.)  For once, I wasn’t the one baking the sweets, I was just enjoying them.  Today I am sharing with you some yummy summer cookie recipes that I am hoping to work my way through in the next few weeks.  Zesty, fruit filled, or ice cream inspired- all wrapped up in the lovely texture of a cookie.. my favorite of all sweet treats.


1. Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies 2. Smore Chocolate Crinkle Cookies 3. Rocky Road Cookies 4. White Chocolate Orange Cookies 5. Raspberry Cookies with Cream 6. Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies 7. Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies with Lemon Glaze  8. Lime Meltaways  9. Strawberry Cream Cookies

Cheers to a happy, cookie-filled August.



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2 Responses to the best of summer cookies

  1. Thanks for including me in your round up! Loving all the cookies!

  2. Jill says:

    Yum, those strawberry and raspberry cream cookies really jumped out at me! I spent way too much of this week baking cookies already, so I will pin them, spend the weekend enjoying rather than doing and get to them another day because I agree, I don’t want to let this summer just slip away while I’m too busy to fully take advantage of it.