Our 21 Cutest Cookie Recipes Ever
Easy Flower Macarons
Mini Raspberry and White Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Keep your pinkie finger up when nibbling on these darling tea party cookies. A creamy mascarpone filling and raspberry preserves fill these diminutive whoopie pies. Use a pastry bag with a star tip to pipe on pretty frosting, then sprinkle with colored sugar to finish.
Confetti Cookie House
Hansel and Gretel would no doubt be tempted by this cute cookie house—as will your party guests. Because it’s vanilla and sprinkles instead of gingerbread, this dessert dwelling is good year-round, not only at holiday time. We'll provide you the patterns so there's no guesswork when you're laying out your cookie floor plan.
Conversation Heart Cutout Cookies
Make your own conversation hearts to munch on Valentine's Day (or the rest of the year) with these personalized cookies. Alphabet stamps make quick work of any saying or message you want to put on cutout sugar cookies so you can easily adapt this recipe for any occasion.
Sugar, spice, and everything nice! These south-of-the-border cookies are essentially snickerdoodles with a kick of cayenne and fillings that consist of chocolate cookie crumble “meat,” fruit leather “lettuce,” and white frosting “sour cream.” Bring out these fun cookies on your next taco night for a festive finish to your meal.
Spider Truffle Cookies
Instead of going spooky, make cute cookies for this year's Halloween celebration. There are no tricks here, just cookies-and-cream flavored sugar cookies with adorable chocolate cookie truffle spiders on top. Topping each spider with cute candy eyes helps them look friendly instead of frightening.
Citrus Zingers Sugar Cookies
Autumn Leaf Cookies
Fans of fall foliage, make sure you stock your kitchen with a few different leaf-shape cookie cutters whip up a batch of these cute autumn cookies. They are much more welcome than the leaves blowing across your lawn. They'll disappear faster than the real thing too. (Because they're so tasty!)
Heart-Shape Reindeer Sugar Cookies
Ischl tarts hail from Austria. The intricate designs (flowers inspired our pattern) in the butter cookies and fruity fillings ensure they'll be one of the prettiest cookies at the cookie exchange. Ischl tarts are usually a popular Christmas cookie recipe, but we're happy to stock our cookie jar with them year-round.
Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Brownie Cookies
Cardinal Heart Cookies
Another reason to keep a heart-shape cookie cutter on hand: these cute cardinals. Don't be shy when you're mixing in the red food coloring. To get a gorgeous cardinal red, you'll probably need to add about a tablespoon to your dough. A few dabs of melted chocolate and a couple of colored candies complete the birds.
Pink Peppercorn-Viola Shortbread
Lemon-Cream Icebox Cookie Sandwiches
Mint-Ganache Sandwich Cookies
Wait, is that a s’more? Nope, it's actually petite vanilla cookies slathered with chocolate ganache and mint frosting. But this updated s'more recipe tastes pretty close to the real deal.
Tip: Slice the cookie dough into bakery-perfect squares using a pastry wheel or pizza cutter.
A thick white coating conceals the rich filling in these chocolate-packed truffles. We doubt you'll hear any complaints, and you'll be pleased because they can be made in less than 30 minutes using only three ingredients: chocolate sandwich cookies, cream cheese, and melty white chocolate. Pastel sprinkles give them a bit of sparkle.
Sugar Cookie Cups
Make these easy mini muffin cups extra sweet by filling with your guests’ favorite flavors. We recommend:
Marshmallow creme + chocolate syrup
Lemon curd + whipped cream
Chocolate ganache + crushed peppermint candies
Chocolate-hazelnut spread + chocolate-covered espresso beans
Cream cheese frosting + caramel ice cream topping + salted cashews