During the holidays, there’s no shortage of delicious food to eat. From family dinners to grandma’s famous sugar cookies, it’s safe to say that leggings are an acceptable article of clothing to wear every day in December to make room for all of your favourite indulgences. While it’s great to do the snacking, it’s also fun to bake cookies and treats for friends and family as well. If you’re struggling to find the inspiration to get out your cookie cutters and sprinkles, these Instagram feeds will give you all the festive cookie inspo you need.
Cookie maker, Holly Fox, hails from sunny Los Angeles where she makes the most beautiful, and colourful cookies you’ll ever see. Her feed is always full of scrumptious treats that are decorated impeccably well. With the holidays in full swing, she also has the cutest Christmas cookies, like these pastel mittens.
Boko Bakery is located in the nation’s capital where they’ve been banging out festive cartoon cookies for months. They’re best known for their pop culture characters like Rick and Morty and Pokémon, but their Christmas cookie game has been equally as strong. Take these emoji cookies for example. Don’t they make you want to pick up your royal icing bag and get decorating?
If you’re feeling up for a challenge in the kitchen, expert baker Amber Spiegel is an Instagrammer to turn to for majo inspiration. Her cookie-decorating craftsmanship is not only impressive, but her creations look so damn delicious! This multi-cookie wreath is a creative way to decorate and would work as a fantastic centrepiece for Christmas Day!
Aussie baker, Vivkie Liu, calls herself an amateur baker, but her Instagram feed is anything but average. From animal-shaped French macaroons to yummy donut characters, it’s apparent this girl has skills. Check out her carefully decorated ugly Christmas sweater cookies with little dogs. Aside from being super cute, they sure look tasty!
Instagrammer Patti Paige has an excellent feed packed with cookie inspiration. These blue boxes wrapped in holiday lights are one of the many holiday cookies she shows off. If you’re looking for something less challenging, check out her super adorable gingerbread men doing yoga poses – genius!
This Instagram feed is full of incredible royal icing work done by baker Sarah Gutman. The details on each of her cookies are as precise as if a machine made them! Look at those clean lines on the Menorah cookies. They’re giving us cookie decorating envy.
If you’re looking for inspiration for a gift idea, this Instagram feed is the place to look. Baker Renee Camacho decorates cookies for all occasions and packs them nicely into gift boxes. Imagine your friend’s reactions when they open a box with beautifully decorated shortbread like this ornament and deer antler set. You would have bragging rights for years!
Torontonian baker Joanne has the most adorable Instagram feed that features her pastel edible creations. From cookies and cupcakes, to cakes and donuts — there is no lack of creativity or inspiration here! When it comes to Christmas cookies, it’s no different. She’s created these sweet deer and Christmas tree cookies that are almost too pretty to eat.
Instagrammer John Kanell was taught how to bake by his mom. We think she showed him well, considering everything on his feed makes us drool uncontrollably. We especially love his twist on a chocolate peppermint cookie.
If you’re not into detailed cookie-decorating, Instagrammer Kristin Rosenau has the right mix of classic cookies and more challenging ones. These honey cookies are a recipe passed down from her family, and they have quickly made it at the top of our to-bake list this holiday season. Just mix, bake, and eat.