Our Most Popular Cookies on Pinterest in 2021

To help you with your baking, we took a look at Pinterest to see which cookies most of our readers were favoring to fill their cookie jars in 2021.

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A freshly-baked cookie is a perfect treat to curb any sweet tooth. And for those who spend time on Pinterest, there are cookie recipes galore. Where do you even begin your cookie quest with so many options? We recommend starting here with our top-pinned recipes in 2021. While the classic cookie recipes you would expect on a holiday spread are represented on the list, you might be surprised at some of the non-traditional cookies that cracked the top 10. So if you're stumped on what to try next, start with a batch of these amazing sweet treats.

01 of 09

Lime Lights

Lime Lights
Andy Lyons

Fans of citrus will love this unique cookie flavor. The bright notes of lime come through in every bite, thanks to using zest and lime juice in an easy shortbread recipe. Finely chopped macadamia nuts provide just the right amount of nutty notes.

02 of 09

Air-Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Chocolate Chip Air-Fryer Cookie Bites
Caitlin Bensel

This trendy countertop appliance had lots of Pinterest users saving this popular cookie recipe. In just 30 minutes, you can have warm, melty chocolate chip cookies fresh from of your air fryer. Don't forget the milk.

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03 of 09

Strawberry Meringue Cookies

Strawberry Meringue Cookies
Andy Lyons

Strawberry-infused meringue cookies add light, summery flavors to this top-pinned cookie. The gorgeous color and mouthwatering flavor here comes from fresh strawberry puree, making them a top summer treat for sure. These meringue cookies are mostly made of whipped egg whites and sugar, so they're a great recipe to make if you're running low on a few essential baking ingredients.

04 of 09

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Jason Donnelly

When it comes to classics, you can't beat this top cookie flavor. Our Test Kitchen's perfected recipe has been beloved for decades. Make an extra batch and store them in the freezer for that time when cookie cravings strike.

05 of 09

Red Velvet Heart Cookies

Red Velvet Heart Cookies
Andy Lyons

These are some of our most popular cookies pinned for Valentine's Day, but you could easily swap the cutters to match any occasion. If you're not into frosting on cookies, a dusting of powdered sugar using stencils makes for an easy, yet elegant decorative finish.

06 of 09

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies
Blaine Moats

Everyone loves pumpkin, and it shows. This recipe makes cookies that are so soft and delicious, they'll just melt in your mouth. Topped off with a smear of creamy vanilla frosting and a sprinkle of cinnamon, these fall-spiced desserts definitely deserve a spot on your Pinterest cookie to-do list.

07 of 09

Spearmint Whoopie Pies with White Chocolate-Mascarpone

Spearmint Whoopie Pies with White Chocolate Mascarpone Filling
Andy Lyons

Vibrant green makes these sandwich cookies a shoo-in for the St. Patrick's Day menu. Though the minty and white chocolate color combo is so good, we think they make an excellent treat any day.

08 of 09

Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

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Cranberry and white chocolate make a sweet-tart pair in this popular cookie recipe. Get a headstart on holiday baking plans by making logs of these slice-and-bake cookies to store in the freezer.

Related: 48 Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookie Recipes You Can Start Today

09 of 09

Peanut Butter Pup Treats

Peanut Butter Pup Treats
Adam Albright

It makes our hearts happy to know one of the hottest Pinterest cookies over the past year is dedicated to our furry friends. The homemade pet treats contain an irresistible blend of peanut butter, applesauce, and oats. Store in an airtight container and reward your fur babies with these treats for up to a month. And yes, these cookies are safe for humans, too.

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