French Cookie Recipes

You know you love French cookies -- think macarons, langues de chat, madeleines -- and we have the  recipes you need.

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French Butter Cakes (Madeleines)

Rating: 4.52 stars
Sponge cake cookie--in shell shaped molds.

French Macarons

Rating: 4.11 stars
These cookies are a labor of love and we did a lot of research to perfect this recipe for you, after our own failures. Please follow as written and you will have a delicious and well-presented cookie. You may wish to experiment with different fillings. Enjoy!

Langues de Chat

Rating: 4.29 stars
These cookies are called 'cat's tongues'. They are easy to make. This is a French recipe, but it has already been converted to conventional measurements.

French Crullers

Rating: 4 stars
Fried doughnuts glazed with a confectioners' sugar frosting.

Macaron (French Macaroon)

Rating: 4.14 stars
This is the quintessential macaron (NOT macaroon) recipe. I am a baker's apprentice, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected the technique. We decided to share with you all. Pipe your choice of filling on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. These are like cloud cookie sandwiches and are delicious if done correctly. If you want to do it the super-easy way, just fill with your favorite flavor of frosting. Enjoy!

Lemon Madeleines

Rating: 4.51 stars
Good tea cookies.

Authentic French Meringues

Rating: 4.29 stars
Authentic French Meringues from a patisserie in France.

French Lace Cookies

Rating: 3.47 stars
These elegant cookies are crispy and delicious. You can dress them up for special occasions by drizzling with melted chocolate. They are also low in fat.

Madeleines II

Rating: 4.57 stars
The greatest afternoon tea cookie. You can sprinkle the top with confectioners' sugar or dip the tips in chocolate.

Alsatian Chocolate Balls

Rating: 4.24 stars
These are crusty on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.