France is a country
famous for its bread, fine wines, and exquisite dishes. Their culinary passion is also reflected in cookies that feature a wide spectrum of rich flavors.
Check out this recipe roundup if you’re interested in the different types of French cookies.
cookie recipes are a fun way to enjoy the tastes of France from the comfort of your own home.
Macarons are the most iconic of French pastries.
Meringue and ground almonds give these sandwich cookies a crispy and delicate texture that stands out from the other cookies on this list.
You can fill them with
any combination of flavors imaginable, from plain buttercream to fruit and jam.
Baking them at home can be a bit challenging at first, but they’re worth the effort.
“Palmier” is French for palm tree, and the name perfectly reflects the palm leaf shape of these crispy cookies.
The puff pastry they’re shaped from gives each bite a flaky texture and buttery taste.
They’re only slightly-sweet thanks to the thin dusting of sugar on their surface. These
cookies are an excellent partner to a cup of strong French coffee.
Puff pastry forms the base of these savory palmiers just like their sweet counterpart mentioned earlier. But since puff pastry is neither sweet nor salty, you have the freedom to think outside of the box.
This recipe spices things up with goat cheese and pesto for a decadent take on this classic pastry and a delicious French snack!
Whip up a batch of these for an
easy appetizer to please a crowd.
Madeleines walk the fine line between cookie and cake.
You can easily recognize these pastries by their distinctive shell-like shape. They have a soft and springy sponge cake texture on the inside and a caramelized, lightly crispy surface on the outside.
Enjoy these lightly-flavored
French pastries with a cup of tea.
These French-inspired Christmas cookies are easy to make.
The combination of graham crackers, walnuts, and chocolate
chips results in a soft, decadent cookie.
Bake up a batch or two of these cookies for an easy homemade Christmas gift to the people you love. They’ll appreciate them.
The French believe that good things take time, and their take on classic chocolate chip cookies is no exception.
It takes 36 hours to age this cookie
dough before baking, but the payoff is worth it.
Once baked, they have a perfectly soft center with chewy, crispy edges. What more could you want from a chocolate chip cookie?
French meringues are light and airy, and this recipe adds Dutch cocoa powder for a hit of strong chocolate flavor.
A stand mixer makes these cookies a breeze, but you can also use a hand mixer.
These are the perfect
sweet treat for anyone on a low-fat diet since egg whites constitute the bulk of the recipe.
If you’re looking for the perfect cookie to serve at your next tea party, these lemon tea cookies are it.
These shortbread cookies are flavored with lemon zest and filled with buttercream for a decadent treat.
They’ll balance the slight bitterness of
an Earl Gray or green tea perfectly.
While traditional shortbread cookies are a Scottish invention, the French version has its own twist.
They include eggs in the dough! Eggs add extra richness to an already buttery cookie for a sweet treat that’s in a class of its own.
simple cookies are great for giving away in batches.
Remember those Saturday mornings as a kid when you would
have French toast for breakfast?
Relive those childhood memories with these unique cookies.
Top these soft and thick cookies with the melt-in-your-mouth maple buttercream for a decadent treat.
Have them with your morning coffee to remember the simpler times.
These simple biscuits are a natural treat.
Just cook cherries, orange peels, and nuts in a sweet honey sauce before baking them.
They firm up after they bake, after which you can give them the final touch of a dark chocolate coating.
These are perfect for your
gluten-free friends since they don’t contain any flour.
France loves butter, and these simple cookies deliciously celebrate that.
French butter cookies, also known as Sablés, are delicate and tender. They melt in your mouth and highlight the natural richness and sweetness of the butter they contain.
If you make these, try to use
the best-quality butter you can find for an out-of-this-world flavor.
These cookies are my favorite on this list, and when you try them, you'll understand why.
They're super thin and airy, which gives them a crispy texture.
The almonds and brown sugar give them a flavor that's more like toffee than an actual cookie.
They're like a dream come true when you drizzle them with
What is it about things in miniature that are so cute? These cookies are an adorable, bite-sized take on regular eclairs.
And what's even better is that this recipe doesn't require any baking! You can make a batch of these to enjoy in just a few minutes.
perfect for summer when you need something easy to bring to a barbecue.
These interesting cookies are famous
Christmas cookies in France.
You'll need to cook them in a waffle iron, which is what gives them their unique shape.
They have a simple and classic taste from the brown sugar and vanilla, with a crispy texture from the waffle iron.
Serve them warm with some hot cocoa for a winter delicacy.