Cutest Cookie Recipes Ever

PB&J Thumbprints
Elegant macarons, miniature whoopie pies, darling cookie sandwiches, and more; we've chosen our most adorable cookie recipes for you to swoon over (and devour). With cute cookie recipes like these, you'll be hearing oohs and aahs before they're even out of the oven.

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.

Confetti Cookie House

Hansel and Gretel would no doubt be tempted by this cute cookie house—as will all your party guests! Since it’s vanilla and sprinkles instead of gingerbread, this dessert dwelling is good year-round instead of just at holiday time.

Easy Flower Macarons

You’ll be blooming with excitement to share these light, springy cookies with your friends. These French macaron cookies, flavored with refreshing lemon, are ideal for parties and cute food gifts since they just happen to be gluten-free.

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.

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

Taco Cookies

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.”

Citrus Zingers Sugar Cookies

Bring the lovely emoji to life with these tiny heart-shaped cookies. A triple-play of citrus (orange, lemon, and lime), plus a cream cheese powdered sugar frosting, make them as sweet and craveable as they look.

Ischl Tarts

Ischl tarts—delicate and delicious butter cookies—hail all the way from Austria. Their intricate designs (our pattern is inspired by flowers!) and fruity fillings make them the prettiest cookie on the block.

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.

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.

Pink Peppercorn-Viola Shortbread

These colorful cookies will transform any afternoon snack into a garden party. And you don’t need a green thumb to bring them to life! Simply brush shortbread cookies with milk, lay on a clean edible flower, and brush with more milk before placing the cookies in the oven.

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.

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.

Chocolate-Mint Thins

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

Lemon-Cream Icebox Cookie Sandwiches

Tart, tangy, and easy-to-tote, these dessert sandwiches offer a dose of cookie and candy in each bite. The sunny color of the crushed lemon drop candies give a sweet and sunny nod to the lemon cream frosting hiding inside.

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 one more.

Mint-Ganache Sandwich Cookies

Wait, is that a s’more? Nope, they’re actually petite vanilla cookies slathered with chocolate ganache and mint frosting.

Tip: Slice the cookie dough into bakery-perfect squares using a pastry wheel or pizza cutter.

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 sprinkles add an elegant appeal.

Lime Lights

Shaped like the sun and scented with citrus, these lime and macadamia nut cookies scream “spring!” If you really want to stick with the light theme, slice with a star-shape cookie cutter instead.

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

Confetti Cookies

Brighten up your next bash with these celebratory Confetti Cookies. No one will guess this rainbow dessert began with a box of cake mix.

Tip: Seek out a unicorn-shape cookie cutter for a magical addition to your child’s birthday spread.

Marshmallow Stuffed S’mores Cookies

No campfire is required to help the marshmallows reach puffy perfection atop these chocolate-stuffed graham cracker cookies. Bake in the oven until the edges get toasty, allow to cool just a bit, and prepare to enjoy all the sweet summer vibes.

Chai Spice Girls

These spicy chicas star chai-flavor tea and sweet icing, and can be enjoyed all year-round. Stir up several colors of icing to decorate a doppelganger that dons your signature outfit.

PB&J Thumbprints

In a hurry? This brown bag-inspired dessert is one of the quickest desserts you’ll ever bake up. Start with refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough—formed into bite-size balls to crank up the cute factor—then customize by adding a spoonful of your favorite flavor of jelly.

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