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13 Beautiful Cookies Created by Bakers on Instagram

We found stunning works of edible art created by Instagram bakers around the world. This might inspire your next baking project!

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Some of the most impressive works of art can be found not in a museum, but in the Instagram feeds of talented bakers. Here’s a baker’s dozen of the most gorgeous cookies we’ve ever seen. You just might find something to add to your baking bucket list.

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lace cookies@zuccherocookies/instagram

Elegant Lace

This kind of delicate lace decoration is trending right now. @zuccherocookies shows off incredible handmade lace detail, flowers and even stitching, all crafted with icing. The photo of this artist’s work are mesmerizing! Learn how to make royal icing.

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Yellow macaronsCourtesy @nutmegandhoneybee/instagram

Geometric Macarons

Here, the popular French macaron gets a makeover from the usual palette of pastel pinks and purples. These sophisticated blue and yellow macarons include eye-catching piped swirls and geometric shapes across the tops.

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instagram cookies, princessCourtesy @b.w.cookies/instagram

Princess Sugar Cookies

Fairy tales do come true! These gorgeous princess gowns add enchantment and romance to any ball or birthday party. They will disappear long before the clock strikes midnight. Don’t make these mistakes with your royal icing, though.

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Cookies that spell out "love"Courtesy @acookieaddict/instagram

Edible Art

Love is all you need…and cookies, too, of course! These cookies, including one modeled after the LOVE sculptures in Philadelphia and NYC, pop with vibrant color and crisp lines in the piping. They would be perfect for a bridal shower, engagement party or as wedding favors.

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Courtesy of @dj_delights_nj/instagram

Mirror Stars

You don’t have to search a galaxy far, far away for these stunning treats. Made in the style of popular mirror cakes, these cosmic cookies are gorgeous, with swirls of purple and blue topped with edible glitter and stars.

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stencil cookiesCourtesy sugahmamascookies/instagram

Beautiful Bicycles

These cookies are so romantic with soft colors and perfectly penciled designs. The sculpted flowers give these retro cookies a 3D pop as well! Want to copycat this recipe? Use this cookie as your base.

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watermelon cookiesCourtesy @sallysbakeblog/instagram

Ripe Watermelon

These cheery cookies will turn heads thanks to neon pink and green frosting for the watermelon and tiny chocolate chips for the seeds. They are lively and energetic, and this baker’s step-by-step approach make these treats fun to try. (Don’t want to mess with frosting? Try this recipe!)

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Shortbread cookies with petalsCourtesy of @fredashafi_spiceitup/instagram

Simple Shortbread

The beauty of these shortbread cookies comes through in the simple ingredients used to flavor them. Bright pink rose petals and green pistachios are striking against a backdrop of pure white icing.

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Unicorn cookiesCourtesy of @thebakedequation/instagram

Rainbows & Unicorns

The ever-popular unicorns and rainbows come alive on these cute cookies. No unicorn party or birthday party is complete without these charming treats!

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Forest friends cookiesCourtesy @acookieaddict/instagram

Woodland Creatures

Sweet woodland creatures are adorable on these themed sugar cookies. Smiling foxes, hedgehogs and deer, along with oak leaves and mushrooms, are delightful in a palette of earthy colors.

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Texas cookieCourtesy of @flindsey.ruel/instagram

Watercolor Cutouts

Take a trip back to art class with these watercolor cookies shaped like the great state of Texas. A stamp in the center personalizes these graceful treats.

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decorative cookieCourtesy @sweetambs/instagram

Gold Paisley

Both the color and details on these exotic cookies are impressive and dazzling. The gold paisley decoration nods to henna designs used in Indian Mehndi body art.

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acorn cookiesCourtesy itslindsmorrison/instagram

Stamped Springerle

Crafted by traditional methods—they’re stamped with a German springerle mold—these beautiful butter cookies are brought to life with a few strokes of iridescent color. Luster Dust is carefully painted over the pinecone relief giving it a little extra glitz.

Nancy Mock
Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.

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