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: 4.5 stars 313
Sponge cake cookie--in shell shaped molds.
By Allrecipes Member

French Macarons

Rating: 4 stars 43
These French macarons 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: 4.5 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.
By Kathy

Macaron (French Macaroon)

Rating: 4 stars 386
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!
By Liz

Lemon Madeleines

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
Good tea cookies.
By Allrecipes Member

Authentic French Meringues

Rating: 4.5 stars 399
Authentic French Meringues from a patisserie in France.

French Lace Cookies

Rating: 3.5 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.
By angelica

Madeleines II

Rating: 4.5 stars 213
The greatest afternoon tea cookie. You can sprinkle the top with confectioners' sugar or dip the tips in chocolate.
By Allrecipes Member

Alsatian Chocolate Balls

Rating: 4 stars 17
These are crusty on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.
By Rosina