Cookie Stacks Are the Perfect No-Bake Summer Treats

Cookies are a staple for almost every person in the world, but most people choose to consume them as they are. Sure, they may stack them, but only cookie to cookie. If you want to try something different that might be even more enjoyable – delicious recipes for cookie stacks might be the thing!

Cookie Stacks

Lime Cookie Stacks as a Tasty Treat

If you want something light and zesty this summer, these lime cookie stacks are the perfect recipe. Easy to make, and not many ingredients are required – give it a go!

  • 6 limes
  • 1 packet of cream cheese
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 30 thin lemon cookies
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
Lime Cookie Stacks as a Tasty Treat

In a food processor, combine cream cheese, condensed milk, lime juice, lime zest, and salt, and process until the mixture is smooth. Make the combination of cookies, then the mixture, and repeat – and once everything is ready, put it in the fridge to chill overnight. The next day, beat cream, sugar, and vanilla extract until you create stiff peaks. Add a slide of lime as a finishing touch!

How About Peach and Berry Stacks?

Another cookie stack recipe to try is the sweet peach and berry combination. This is the perfect treat for all those who have a bit of a sweet tooth.

  • 4 peaches or nectarines, sliced and pitted
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 ½ cups of fresh raspberries
  • 8 pecan sandies
How About Peach and Berry Stacks?

First, toss peaches with the granulated sugar until a syrup is formed. On medium speed, beat the cream and confectioner’s sugar until stiff peaks form, then stir in the zest. Divide the peach slices and juice evenly over four cookies and top with cream. In the end, garnish with the reserved raspberries and whipped cream.

Mint-Kissed Cookies and Cream

Last but not least – mint cookies and cream cookie stacks, for those who like a little something extra as a summer treat!

  • ⅓ cups + 2 tbsp. of sugar
  • 2 springs of fresh mint
  • 1 ⅓ cups of heavy cream
  • ½ tbs. of coconut extract
  • ⅔ cups of coconut cream
  • 40 thin chocolate cookies
  • 2 tbsp. sweetened flaked coconut
  • 8 chocolate mint cookies
  • Fresh mint springs (optional)
Mint-Kissed Cookies and Cream

After it’s ready, strain the mixture of sugar, mint, and water and let it sit. Next, beat the coconut extract and cream until stiff. Mix coconut cream with whipped cream in a separate bowl. Layer the combinations on each cookie, and top with flakes of coconut.

How to Make Your Showers Feel Extra Relaxing and Luxurious

It’s usually baths, not showers, that are described as “luxurious.” Most people squeeze showers in before work, at the gym, or during other busy times and rush through them. It’s hard to enjoy yourself when you’re pressed for time. However, end-of-week showers should be something different. They can be leveled up. Here’s how:

Tune Into the Senses for Mindfulness Showers

4 Steps to Making End-of-Week Showers More Luxurious and Relaxing

Showers can be an informal mindfulness practice. This means simply tuning into your senses during this mundane task. Beverly Ibeh, a therapist with Thrive Psychology Group who specializes in mindfulness, advises taking stock of your thoughts for a more mindful shower. Try not to rehearse for a work presentation, worry about post-shower plans, or anxiously replay a past occurrence. Simply notice your thoughts and get a bit of distance from them. This mental exercise can make it easier for you to direct your attention to your environment.

The next thing you need to do is focus on your physical sensations, like the sound of the water spraying out of the showerhead, the feel of the body scrub that you massage onto your skin, or the scent of your shampoo. Gaze around and maybe you’ll notice things that you haven’t before, like the wrinkles on the shower curtain.

Stressful thoughts or emotions might come up. Your reaction should be to just notice them, without judging them, and after that bring your attention to the things you can see, feel, smell, or hear.

Essential Oils Can Create a Spa-Like Vibe

Other than for fancy baths, essential oils can be used for showers. Three to five drops of your preferred essential oil should be placed on a clean washcloth. After that, the cloth should be placed in the shower stream. This is the suggestion of Kim Carmichael, spa director at the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Willow Stream Spa in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Moisturizing Is Key to Healthy and Luxurious Showers

Moisturizing helps maintain a healthy skin barrier, and it also feels good. Many people find it annoying to moisturize their skin after the shower, but it’s essential if you want to prevent dry, itchy, or irritated skin. Moisturizing should be done right after showers, while your skin is still damp, helping lock moisture in. If it is too much work for you to apply lotion all over, you should try a spray formula.

Prepare Your Post-Shower Outfit Beforehand

Do you know what can stress you out after a shower? Rifling through your dresser and trying to choose what to wear while you’re dripping wet. To avoid such a situation, lay out your post-shower clothes before getting in the shower.