Cutest Cookie Recipes Ever

Elegant macarons, miniature whoopie pies, darling cookie sandwiches, and more -- we've chosen our most adorable cookie recipes for you to swoon over. With cookies as cute as these, you'll be hearing oohs and aahs before they're even out of the oven.

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    Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

    Your favorite cake flavor is back and cuter than ever! Introducing our red velvet whoopie pies -- complete with a gooey marshmallow center sandwiched between two fluffy, cakelike cookies.

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    Chocolate-Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches

    Our DIY cookie sandwiches one-up any store-bought cookie with their pretty-in-pink raspberry filling. Sandwich between your choice of soft vanilla or rich chocolate cookies.

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    Raspberry Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

    Filled with warm cinnamon and sweet-tart fruit jam, these charming cookie sandwiches are a sweet tooth's dream. Use cookie cutters to create shapes of your choice. Here, we used scalloped cookie cutters for a flowery look.

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    Mini Raspberry and White Chocolate Whoopie Pies

    Keep your pinkie finger up when nibbling on these darling tea party cookies. These diminutive whoopie pies feature raspberry preserves and creamy mascarpone filling. Use a pastry bag with a star tip to pipe on pretty frosting, then sprinkle with colored sugar to finish.

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    Milk Chocolate Mini Cookies

    Don't be fooled by their tiny size. These itty-bitty cookies pack intense chocolate flavor, inside and out. A spoonful of sour cream gives the luscious milk chocolate filling a richer, unexpected twang.

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    Mini S'mores

    Our summer-essential s'mores are cute, fun, and ready in 15 minutes. All you need are graham crackers, mini marshmallows, drippy chocolate, and a plethora of colorful sprinkles.

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    Sandwich Cookie Pops

    These chilled buttercream sandwich cookies feature a splash of Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur in the cookie dough and the filling. Sprinkle them with pretty nonpareils for an elegant finish and a perfect party favor.

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    Classic Whoopie Pies

    What's more adorable than a cookie sandwich? A mini one! These bite-size baby cakes feature gooey marshmallow filling between two cakelike cocoa cookies.

    Editor's Tip: For perfectly rounded cookies, use a small ice cream scoop to drop the dough onto the baking sheet. 

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    How to Make, Slice, and Bake Cookies

    Learn how to make classic and easy slice-and-bake cookies with our simple secrets to success!

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    Ischl Tarts

    Ischl tarts -- delicate and delicious butter cookies -- hail all the way from Austria. Their intricate designs and fruity fillings make them the prettiest cookie on the block.

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    Chocolate Bonbon Pops

    Meet cake pop's cute cousins -- cookie pops! The best thing about these lovely lollipop treats? You don't even have to bake them. Simply combine cookies and nuts with orange liqueur in a food processor and freeze.

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    Biscochitos

    Start your night off right with a batch of starry, brandy-infused biscochitos. These butter cookies are flavored with anise and cinnamon, and can be formed into any shape with simple cookie cutouts.

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    Macarons with Cranberry-Mascarpone Filling

    These French favorites are elegant and so easy to make. Use a blend of dried cranberries, honey, and soft mascarpone cheese to create the luscious filling, then sandwich between two crisp and zesty lemon cookies. Bon appetit!

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    Tropical-Treat Sandwiches

    Prepackaged cookie dough and store-bought sherbet make these tropical treats a snap. To achieve their sweet design, use a scallop-edge cutter to cut the dough before baking. After baking, brush on milk and sugar for a frosted look.

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    Chai Spice Girls

    Move over, boys -- it's girl time. These spicy chicas star chai-flavor tea and sweet icing, and can be enjoyed all year-round.

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    Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Brownie Cookies

    No crust to cut off here. These PB&J spin-offs feature soft peanut butter cookies and are oozing with drippy chocolate and fresh raspberry preserves. Best of all? Kids love 'em, making them the perfect lunch box cookie.

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    Spiral Cherry Lollies

    Sweet and swirly, these spiral lollies feature fruity cherry flavor and, of course, sprinkles. To get their kaleidoscope look, simply halve the dough, color each portion, roll together, then slice and bake.

    Editor's Tip: Chilled dough rolls easiest, so be sure it has enough time in the fridge or freezer before using.

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    Flower Cookies with Cardamom

    These flower-shape cardamom cookies are a blank canvas for any baker's imagination. Get creative and colorful by using playful frostings, sugar, and sprinkles.

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    Lemony Star Sandwiches

    These powdered sugar-dusted lemon cookies are sure to be the star of any potluck or cookie exchange. A combination of zippy lemon curd and soft mascarpone cheese makes their all-star filling extra creamy.

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    Chocolate-Mint Thins

    Craving those childhood mint thins? No need to wait for a knock on your door -- whip up a batch of your own at home. Ours feature minty fresh and chocolaty dough. Give them extra sweetness by drizzling on rich dark chocolate.

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    White Chocolate-Cherry Shortbread

    Dipped, dazzled, and complete with fresh maraschino cherries -- these shortbread cookies are dressed for any occasion. Best of all? They're less than 90 calories a cookie, so you won't have to feel guilty about reaching for just one more.

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    Cookie Truffles

    We can't help but swoon over these chilly chocolate-packed truffles. After all, they can be made in less than 30 minutes using only three ingredients: chocolate sandwich cookies, luscious cream cheese, and melty white chocolate. Pastel-color sprinkles add an elegant appeal.

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    From classic and comforting oatmeal cookies to creative versions filled with fruit and chocolate, these oatmeal cookie bars and oatmeal cookie recipes are surefire crowd-pleasers.
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