Spring is a season known for bringing joy, offering some warmth and life after the cold winter season.
Because of this, flavors that are associated with spring are often light, fresh, and vibrant ones that utilize a wealth of fruits and veggies that aren’t as easily obtainable during the colder months.
With this in mind, we are going to be looking at some spring-themed recipes for cookies that utilize some of these springtime tastes to create some heavenly sweet treats that will remind you of spring no matter what season you make and eat them! Let’s get started.
Easter is sure to be one of the first things to come to mind when you think of springtime, and this cookie recipe is one that incorporates the Easter holiday into shortbread cookies to create a snack that is not only delicious, but also well-suited to be served up at an Easter get together!
These cookies are shaped like Easter bunnies and feature shredded coconut and marshmallow crème to create some adorable and fluffy bunny rabbit tails.
Berries are another ingredient that is more popular in the springtime, and these cookies are the perfect way to combine the tart sweetness of berries with a crunchy cookie exterior.
These cookie snaps are filled with strawberry cream, offering a light and fluffy texture in comparison to the cookie snaps themselves and making for a great combination of textures in general.
These next cookies are somewhat unique in that they are designed differently from your average cookie, with a cup-like shape that you can add in any filling that you so please.
This particular recipe fills the cups with a cream cheese filling, but the choice is up to you.
The springtime flavors in these cookies come from the strawberry cookie cups, which are infused with strawberry gelatin to create a sweet taste of springtime strawberries with a lovely crunch.
You are going to be seeing lemon crop up a lot on this list due to the popularity of the flavor in the spring, beginning with these tasty lemon crinkle cookies.
Fluffy and light on the inside but crunchy and sweet on the outside, these cookies are full to the brim with lemon flavor.
These cookies are hugely pleasing visually too, featuring pretty pastel colors that are also evocative of spring.
If you are a fan of M&M candy, then this next cookie recipe is definitely one that you will want to check out!
These are simple chocolate chip cookies that have pastel-colored M&M’s added to the top to create a springtime look and offer an extra dose of chocolatey goodness.
This is another recipe that incorporates chocolate candy by including it as a topping to finish off the cookie and add an extra dash of tastiness.
The sweetness of the sugar cookies also works excellently with the chocolate and makes for a light, fluffy, and soft Easter treat.
The cookies are another that have pastel colors too, making for a treat that both looks and tastes like spring!
Lemon and rosemary don’t just have to be used to add some flavor to a savory dish, as this next recipe demonstrates.
These rosemary and lemon cookies perfectly encapsulate the freshness of spring by bringing together the aromatic flavors of the rosemary with the slight bitterness of lemons.
The ingredients come together to create a taste that represents spring excellently.
Orange is another zesty and fruity flavor that is commonly associated with the spring season, and these orange sugar cookies are the perfect way to bring that orange taste into some delicious desserts.
The citrusy burst from the orange juice and zest baked into the cookie batter makes for an incredible taste that is sure to please fans of oranges and sugar cookies alike.
Chock-full of delicious citrus tastes, these lemon cookies are a cakey and buttery choice of springtime cookie.
The cookies themselves have only a hint of lemon, with the buttercream frosting being where the lemon truly kicks in.
These cookies are also made with white chocolate, offering a hint of sweetness that contrasts excellently with the lemon.
This next recipe is a sweet and simple old-fashioned sugar cookie recipe that is easily able to be modified to make them more spring themed.
Decorate them with frosting, and sprinkles of your favorite kind of springtime flavor, such as lemon, lime or strawberry, to emphasize the refreshing spring-like taste.
Lavender is another ingredient that you might not consider using in cooking or baking, but it is very much one that can lead to delicious food, such as with these lavender shortbread cookies.
Lavender flowers are used both dried and fresh in baking and whilst the flavor is one that is evocative of springtime, it can be intense so make sure to use it sparingly.
Strawberry is another popular spring flavor, with strawberry shortcake being a dessert that is loved by people all over the world all year round.
These strawberry shortcake cookies are a must for strawberry lovers as well as fans of the dessert in general, offering a burst of sweetness and fruitiness that is sure to bring a taste of springtime.
The cookies are then topped off with a fruity pink frosting to bring everything together.
Carrot cake is another dessert that becomes more prominent during the spring, and these carrot cake cookies are sure to be equally reminiscent of the season.
These cookies are a fluffy and light choice that are packed full of cinnamon and carrots before being topped off with a sweet and silky cream cheese frosting.
Light and buttery, these fluffy cookies are the ultimate citrusy, spring treat that is as refreshing as they are delicious.
These cookies are perfect snacks for teatime and are also well suited to accompany a cup of Chinese jasmine tea for a great combination of light and aromatic flavors.
Similar to sugar cookies, spritz cookies are a sweet and buttery treat that are shaped with a cookie press (rather than sugar cookies, which are shaped with cookie cutters).
These spring-themed spritz cookies are shaped like flowers and sprinkled with colored sugar in pastel shades to emphasize the springtime vibe.
As mentioned, chocolate is another flavor often associated with spring and this recipe not only incorporates chocolate into its cookies, it also brings it together with another popular spring ingredient: raspberries.
The cookies themselves are cakey and soft chocolate treats that are topped off with pink raspberry frosting before being drizzled with chocolate sauce.
17. Easy Cookie Cups
These cookie cups make for a perfect Easter treat as they can be used as nests of sorts to put other spring-like treats inside, such as mini chocolate eggs, ice cream, or different kinds of candy.
No matter how you choose to fill them, these cookie cups are a great way to inspire creativity with your baking when springtime rolls around.
The next lemon-based cookies on this list are these delicious lemon curd sandwiches, which feature tangy lemon curd sandwiched between two crunchy cookie biscuits.
The smoothness of the curd combined with the crunch of the cookies makes for a delicious combination of textures and flavors.
You are sure to have heard of the popular dessert that is key lime pie, which is eaten commonly during the spring but also just in general.
This next recipe takes the traditional key lime pie and transforms it into some tasty key lime sugar cookies.
Chewy and soft, these cookies are bursting with citrus tastes that are emphasized even more so by the tangy lime glaze.
Cookie bars are a unique way to create a different take on standard cookies, as with these spring-themed cookie bar recipes.
These cookie bars are chock-full of pastel-colored M&M’s and white chocolate chips to create a sweet Easter treat.
You can also change up the M&M’s and switch them out for mini chocolate eggs to emphasize the Easter themes even more so.
Another cookie recipe that utilizes that juicy orange flavor, these cookies pair orange with crunchy, nutty pistachios to create a delicious spring treat.
The saltiness of the pistachios with the sweet citrus taste of the oranges makes for a cookie that is moreish and incredibly tasty.
Though bananas aren’t as popular of a spring fruit as the likes of lemon, lime, and strawberries, it is still one that can be considered as spring fruit (as they are grown all year round) and can lead to some delicious treats such as these banana cake cookies.
The moist cookies baked from this recipe are cakey in taste and made all the more delicious by the strong banana flavor.
The soft and velvety cream cheese frosting offers a tasty contrast to the cookies themselves, making for an incredible combination of tastes and textures.
For cookies that are sweet, tasty, and chock-full of strawberry flavors, then this next recipe is a perfect choice.
Made with strawberry jello, these cookies are chewy and soft and topped off with a simple, strawberry buttercream frosting.
The cookies themselves are also a bright pink color, making for an aesthetically pleasing cookie as well as a delicious one.
Apricot is another flavor that is particularly popular in the springtime, and this recipe combines apricot with the well-known Fig Newton cookie to create a delicious spring treat.
Filled with an apricot and orange filling and encased in sweet dough, these cookies are sure to become a staple of your cookie jar.
Another recipe that is specifically intended to be made as an Easter treat, these white chocolate citrus “chick” cookies features an adorable and edible white chocolate truffle chick that sits on top of the cookie!
The cookies themselves are buttery and tender with a refreshing citrus taste thanks to including lime, lemon, and orange zest in the recipe.
These cookie bars combine two springtime tastes together- those being lemon and lavender- to create the ultimate spring season treat.
Both lemon and lavender have very strong flavors, so make sure to use them sparingly so that the cookies don’t become too overpowering.
When you get the blend of flavors just right, these cookie bars make for a beautiful taste sensation.
These mini chocolate croissant cookies are the ultimate decadent treat for all year round, though they could make for fun treats for an Easter celebration.
Made with homemade cream cheese dough, these soft and fluffy cookies are stuffed with chocolate- in the same style as a croissant- and feature a chocolate drizzle to top the cookies off.
The perfect combination of refreshing lemon and decadent cheesecake, these lemon cheesecake cookies offer that fresh taste that is often associated with spring.
The batter of the cookies is similar to cheesecake but with extra flour included so that the cookies will be firm enough to stand alone.
The batter also features lemon zest to emphasize the lemon flavors, whilst the icing is made of fresh lemon juice along with powdered sugar.
Another recipe that focuses on decadent and rich chocolate, these cookies are chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside with a spring twist thanks to being packed full of white chocolate and other kinds of candy-covered chocolate.
This recipe is all about that chocolate, thanks to the combination of the chocolate cookies themselves with the white chocolate chip and chocolate candy toppings, making for a dessert that is sure to please chocolate lovers.
Light and sweet meringues are often associated with springtime and with this recipe, you will be able to make your own chocolate-dipped meringue roses with a fruity strawberry taste.
It could be argued that these treats are not technically cookies as they don’t use dough (due to being meringues), but we are adding them to this list anyway due to being very cookie-like in nature due to their sweet crispy texture, as well as being incredibly tasty!
Another option for a banana-flavored cookie, these banana pudding cookies take the best of both cookies and banana pudding and combine them together to create a super tasty spring dessert.
The recipe is relatively simple, using the ingredients traditionally used in a banana pudding and blending them together to create the dough for your cookies that are baked until golden brown.
If you want to create some spring-themed shapes with your cookies, then these spring-flower cookie recipes are an excellent choice.
These spritz cookies are filled with delectable and velvety marshmallow crème filling and have a citrus-like taste thanks to the use of orange juice and orange zest in the batter.
You can decorate the cookies with colored sugar, gumdrop candies, and sprinkles to jazz them up and make them a little more spring-like.
Last but not least, these lemon tea cookies are an old-fashioned but classic staple in the world of cookies.
The zesty and tangy lemon filling of the cookies gives them a refreshing springtime flavor, whilst the crispy cookies that the filling is sandwiched between make for a crunchy contrast that melts in the mouth.
The addition of chopped-up walnuts on the top of the cookies adds another bit of crunch with a nutty flavor for the perfect lemon treat.
Are There Any German Christmas Cookies That Can Be Made During Spring?
Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent german christmas cookies, even in the spring? Look no further! With a little creativity, you can bake these traditional treats all year round. Whip up some Lebkuchen or Springerle cookies, and enjoy the delightful flavors and scents of the holiday season anytime you like.
So there you have thirty-three recipes that will lead to some delicious, spring-themed cookies.
No matter what season it is, you are sure to enjoy whipping up some of these tasty cookies to enjoy a taste of spring.
Frequently Asked Questions
Spring is a season of rebirth and new beginnings, so it is no surprise that a lot of flavors associated with the season are focused on fresh, sweet flavors such as strawberry, raspberry, lemon, and lavender to name a few.
Springtime is also associated with the Easter holiday, which in turn is associated with chocolate due to the tradition of gifting chocolate eggs. Because of this, chocolate is also a flavor commonly linked to spring.