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
317
Sponge cake cookie--in shell shaped molds.

French Macarons

Rating: 4.11 stars
36
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
24
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
17
Fried doughnuts glazed with a confectioners' sugar frosting.

Macaron (French Macaroon)

Rating: 4.14 stars
384
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
53
Good tea cookies.

Authentic French Meringues

Rating: 4.29 stars
399
Authentic French Meringues from a patisserie in France.

French Lace Cookies

Rating: 3.47 stars
17
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
210
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
17
These are crusty on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.
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