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17 Best Mini Cookies Recipes and Ideas

Whether you like your mini cookies crispy, chewy, cakey, chocolatey, buttery, or fruity, there’s a recipe here for you.

And they’re all 100% addictive!

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Mini cookies are the perfect bite-sized treats. And despite their size, they deliver a wallop of flavor in every bite.

For this collection, I’ve got a little bit of everything.

So, try the macarons if you like chewy cookies with a crunchy outer crust. Or you can’t beat the mini almond biscotti if you want something to devour with your mid-morning coffee.

No matter which type of cookies you pick, these mini cookies recipes are beyond scrumptious.

Easy Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites and More!

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites  

These chocolate chip cookies are super soft, chewy, and bursting with melty chocolate! So yeah, they’re seriously addictive.

This recipe makes a massive 144 cookies. But trust me, you’ll want half of that to yourself.

They’re just that good.

Whether you serve them at a kid’s party or one for adults, they’ll be a surefire hit.

Just don’t forget the milk.

2. Mini Gingerbread Men Cookies

How incredibly charming are these gingerbread cookies? They’re almost too adorable to eat. 

Of course, they’re too yummy not to.

These cookies are pleasantly sweet with a kiss of cinnamon and ginger. And the warmth of the spices gives off major fall vibes.

Also, feel free to turn the dough into whatever shape you fancy. This is where all those cookie cutters you bought will finally come into play!

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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

3. Peanut Butter Blossoms

If you’re looking for a cookie that’ll be a hit with everybody, just remember that chocolate and peanut butter never disappoint.

Together, they make the ultimate dessert combo!

Between the lusciousness of the chocolate kiss and the sweet, nutty, and salty flavors of the peanut butter, these cookies are impossible to resist.

Besides the flavors, the textures are also very much on point – so soft and crumbly they almost melt in your mouth. 

4. Mini Meringues

Crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside: that’s the definition of the perfect meringue.

And perfect, these meringues definitely are. The contrast between the crunchy shell and the light, airy interior is divine.

The best part? These cookies only call for two simple ingredients: sugar and egg whites!

Pro-tip: meringues are white, but a few drops of food gel into the batter before baking will make them all the colors of the rainbow.

Oh, and they’re ideal for the holidays because one batch will make a ton of these little bites!

5. Mini Macarons  

To me, macarons are the perfect cookie.

Just like meringues, they’re crunchy on the outside and chewy and airy on the inside.

Two things set them apart, though: the almond flavor in the cookie and the sweet fillings.

For this recipe, you’ll use a light and airy buttercream frosting for the filling.

But feel free to try other fillings, such as chocolate ganache, cream cheese frosting, and fruit preserves.

6. Sugar Cookie Bites  

These sugar cookies are soft, chewy, and oh-so-buttery. 

The cookies are phenomenal, but to make them more festive, you’ll frost them with pink buttercream.

If you want to take them to the next level, finish them with sprinkles. 

7. Pecan Pie Bites 

With a crumbly cookie crust and a chewy, nutty pecan filling, these bites really do taste like pecan pie.

They’re just smaller, which means they’re more poppable. 

The only downside here is you might finish the entire batch without realizing it. So, doubling or tripling the recipe is probably a good idea.

8. Bite-Sized Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies 

If you’re a fan of chewy cookies, you can’t go wrong with oatmeal. 

There’s so much nutty, chewy texture, and the chocolate is perfectly ooey-gooey in every bite.

I promise these are good enough to sway any hard-core chocolate chip cookie purist.

9. Mini Almond Biscotti  

From the Latin word biscoctus which means “twice-baked,” biscotti are Italian delicacies.

They’re baked twice to achieve their signature dry and crunchy texture – once in a flat log and then again once you’ve sliced them.

If you’re looking for the ultimate coffee pairing, this is it right here.

The cookies’ oblong shape makes them perfect for dipping in a mug. And once you dunk them, they absorb moisture from the drink and get a little softer.

10. Glazed Lemon Drop Cookies  

Craving lemon? These cookies will scratch that itch right away.

To say these lemon drop cookies are addictive is an understatement. You’ll love how soft, buttery, and crumbly they are!

The tart lemon glaze helps lessen the sweetness, so every bite is wonderfully balanced.

11. Bite-Sized Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies  

These mini cookies are full of chocolate, pumpkin, spice, and everything nice.

Like my favorite chocolate pumpkin loaf, they’re spiced, warm, and full of decadence.

So, if you’ve yet to try this combination of flavors, expect to be blown away.

12. Mini Snickerdoodles

These snickerdoodles are soft, buttery, and chewy with a subtle tangy twist.

I enjoy these with white chocolate chips for a hit of creamy sweetness. But they’re also super tasty as is!

Covered in cinnamon sugar, they have an extra sweet and warming flavor that’s perfect for the cold weather.

13. S’mores Bites  

No need to go camping or light up a fire to make s’mores! This recipe allows you to make scrumptious s’mores bites in the comfort of your own kitchen.

And it couldn’t be easier!

Just crush some Graham Crackers, mix them with butter, and your crust is ready.

Then drop a block of chocolate in the middle and top it with a marshmallow. Pop them in the oven and bake until bubbly. Delish!

14. 3-Ingredient Mini Butter Cookies

Did you know that some of the most delicious, buttery, tender, crumbly, and impossibly delicious cookies use just three ingredients?

It’s true! Shortbread (butter cookies) only calls for flour, butter, and sugar.

The trick is to use top-quality butter and to be gentle with the dough. So, once the butter and sugar are light and fluffy, be super careful when mixing the flour.

The more you work the dough, the more crunchy it’ll be. Still delicious – but we want these to be soft and tender.

15. Mini M&M Cookies 

What’s the easiest way to add a pop of color to any cookie dough? Drop in some M&Ms, of course!

Aside from the color, you’ll love the contrast between the crunchy hard-shelled candy and soft, chewy cookies.

From the look and flavor to the texture, these cookies deserve a standing ovation.

Homemade Mexican Wedding Cookies

16. Mexican Wedding Cookies 

These cookies are so soft and crumbly, they practically dissolve on your tongue.

The powdered sugar doesn’t just make them look elegant. It adds another layer of sweetness and a melt-in-your-mouth feel everyone will love.

There’s no need to wait for a wedding to make these cookies!

Sure, they’re perfect for special occasions. But they’re also effortless to make.

17. Funfetti Shortbread Bites

This recipe transforms classic shortbread cookies into fun and colorful bites.

You’ll love the contrast between the buttery, crumbly cookies and the crunchy sprinkles. 

And they’re super easy to modify for the holidays, too!

Red and green for Christmas; pink and red for Valentine’s; blue, red, and white for the 4th of July… you get the idea.

Get cute little bags, and they make terrific edible gifts!

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Whether you like your mini cookies crispy, chewy, cakey, chocolatey, buttery, or fruity, there’s a recipe here for you. And they’re all addictive!


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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