International Cookie Recipes

For cookie favorites the world over, browse our top-rated collection of international cookie recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Pizzelles III

Rating: 4.5 stars 173
This recipe calls for a batter-like dough and is baked on a pizzelle iron. Powdered sugar adds an elegant touch. In the Italian version, vanilla is replaced by anise. Chocolate may also be used.
By Allrecipes Member

Scottish Shortbread IV

Rating: 4.5 stars 669
This is the most basic cookie recipe there is. Real butter and brown sugar give it an irresistible flavor.
By Linda

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 346
Mexican wedding cookies made with almonds and coated in powdered sugar.
By Allrecipes Member

Chinese Restaurant Almond Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 168
It's been said that the lard is what produces the traditional taste. However, if desired, butter or margarine may be substituted for very satisfactory results.
By Allrecipes Member

Macaron (French Macaroon)

Rating: 4 stars 380
Fill these cute meringue cookies with buttercream for a delightful treat!

Apricot Almond Rugalach

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
These cookies freeze well either baked or unbaked. Extremely dainty and delicious cookie. You can also sprinkle the top with coarse sugar.
By Allrecipes Member

Greek Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 206
When I was little I used to live next to a Greek family, who would make these cookies year round, and give tins of them to neighbors around Christmas.

French Cookies (Belgi Galettes)

Rating: 5 stars 30
French cookies are a Christmas tradition in SE Kansas. You need a galette or pizzelle iron to make this old family recipe.

Linzer Tarts

Rating: 4.5 stars 179
Cut out cookies with a jam filling.
By Regina

Norwegian Krumkake

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
If you like a mildly flavorful and crispy wafer-like cookie, this is it! Other flavorings can be added in addition to or instead of vanilla. You can even use this recipe to make your own ice cream cones. Easy and quick! Pipe them with whipped cream or dip in melted chocolate.

Swedish Angel Crisps

Rating: 5 stars 58
This recipe came from my great grandmother's family who came from Sweden somewhere near the end of the last century. NOTE: You can also add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa to this recipe. It makes the cookies taste like brownie cookies.
By Barbara Morgan

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