16 Sweet Cookie Artists You Need to Follow on Instagram

Visual Baking Inspiration Straight Ahead

The Painted Pastry

@ThePaintedPastry 

Social media can carry a double-edged sword: On the one hand, you can see your friends' kids, pet, and travel pictures, but on the other, opinions can really harsh your mellow. If you need to balance out your social feeds with something more fun, look no further than these Instagram cookie artists' posts. They range from cute to downright gorgeous and will definitely give your feed a dose of delicious.

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    Inspired to Taste

    Inspired to Taste cookie purse

    @inspiredtotaste

    Liz Joy makes some seriously detailed creations that look almost too exquisite to eat. With amazing textures that look like real fabric on cookies shaped like purses, hats, and other garments, as well as gorgeous vistas and incredible portraits, Inspired to Taste definitely stops us scrolling. 

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    Glorious Treats

    Glorious Treats

    @glorioustreats

    Not only does Glory from Glorious Treats have some gorgeous confections that live up to the name, she also posts video tutorials on how to make some of them. Your pretty little pineapple cookies may not come out perfect like hers, but they're a fun baking project. 

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    Arty McGoo

    Arty McGoo

    @artymcgoo

    The breathtaking designs on Liz Adams’ cookies might get you to pause in the timeline, but her sweet captions and cookie-decorating tutorials on Arty McGoo will keep you there even longer. She’s been offering lessons and guest spots since 2014, so this is an oldie but goodie that keeps us coming back. 

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    Lucie Bakes

    Lucie Bakes

    @lucie.bakes

    If you’re swooning over the painterly designs on Lucie Radcliffe’s instagram, good news: she takes custom orders! The graphic designer and cookie artist extraordinaire can turn pretty much anything into a confection, as her Instagram images on Lucie Bakes proves. 

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    Roro's Cookies

    Roro's Cookies

    @roroscookies

    Rose Gebran of Roros Cookies was a finalist on the Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge, and we can understand why. The insane detail on her designs has us salivating, and we haven't even had a bite yet!

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    The Sprinkle Factory

    The Sprinkle Factory

    @thesprinklefactory

    With eye-popping bright colors, yummy-looking textures, and super clean designs, Toni Miller’s The Sprinkle Factory brightens up any timeline. She also teaches classes on food photography if you’ve always wanted to learn how to make your treats look as good as hers.

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    The Sweetest Mix

    The Sweetest Mix

    @thesweetestmix

    While currently closed to custom orders, self-taught cookie artist Sonia Kim offers some glorious window-shopping on the ‘gram at The Sweetest Mix. We love the cookies she creates for birthday parties, holidays, and other events. She does pop-ups and classes if you live nearby, so watch her space for details. 

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    Tiny Kitchen Treats

    Tiny Kitchen Treats

    @tinykitchentreats

    Marisol Morley took a leap of faith when she opened her own cookie company in her tiny kitchen. And it paid off: She even did the cookies for Meghan Markle’s baby shower! One look at Tiny Kitchen Treats and you’ll see why. 

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    Sweetopia

    Sweetopia

    @sweetopia_

    Adventurous bakers will want to check out Marian Poirier’s Sweetopia. She offers video tutorials and recipes both on IG and on her website so you can craft along at home. They’re so beautiful you may find yourself watching just for fun, even if you don't intend to try making your own. 

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    The Cookieaholic

    cookies by @the.cookieholic

    @the.cookieholic

    We can totally identify with the name of Amanda Darrow’s cookie account, and love the gorgeous designs and tutorials The Cookiaholic offers. She shares videos that let the viewer in on every step of the process, so you can see just how labor-intensive these detailed cookies can get. Her account will leave you in appreciation for all of the hard work that goes in to creating these beauties.

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    The Painted Pastry

    The Painted Pastry

    @thepaintedpastry

    Aime Pope of The Painted Pastry started out by giving away cookies to friends and neighbors and now she’s a Food Network winner. She owns a shop in Beverly, Massachusetts, and in addition to sharing knowledge via her Instagram, she also offers classes and teaches on cookie cruises.

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    The Baked Equation

    The Baked Equation

    @thebakedequation

    Her batches of themed cookie designs make some of the most adorable trays of treats we’ve ever seen, so it’s everyone’s loss that Melissa Barbakoff of The Baked Equation is no longer taking custom orders. We will all have to content ourselves with feasting our eyes for the time being.

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    Baked Ideas

    Baked Ideas

    @bakedideas 

    Patti Paige of Baked Ideas makes her own cookie cutters which explains her unique designs. She also wrote the book "You Can’t Judge a Cookie by its Cutter" which illustrates her astounding creativity. Paige also has a master’s degree in painting, so don’t feel bad if your treats don’t look quite as polished as hers. 

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    Doughmestic Housewife

    Doughmestic Housewife

    @doughmestichousewife

    Holly Thomas manages to wrangle her kids and create some astounding cookie artistry. And sometimes her kiddos make an appearance, too, on Doughmestic Housewife for a little extra sweetness.

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    Jana Lee's Bakeshop

    Jana Lee's Bakeshop

    @janaleesbakeshop

    Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, tying the knot, showering a mom-to-be with goodies, or just want to treat yourself, Jana Lee’s Bakeshop has you covered. Order custom cookies at her website, but be aware there is a large-batch requirement—so gather some friends first. 

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    Sweet Sugar Belle

    Sweet Sugar Belle

    @sweetsugarbelle

    For those who want to learn how to become a cookie master, Callye Alvarado of Sweet Sugar Belle can help. She has her own line of decorating goodies, tons of tutorials and tricks, and an Instagram that feels like a real person sharing her passion for baking.