9 Instagram-Worthy Cookies You Didn’t Even Know You Needed in Your Life


I’ve found myself smitten with a delightful little part of Instagram these days: designer cookies. Yes, beautifully decorated cookies with some of the most inventive, creative, and funny illustrations. So, really, what’s not to love?

I took it upon myself (you’re welcome) to put together a list of nine of the most unique themes to share with you. The best part? Eating them They’re all made by local businesses, so you can order your own!

If you’re looking to add some pretty and uplifting pics to your Instagram feed, I suggest following these accounts. Because, honestly, who couldn’t use more cookies in their life right about now?

At Your Cervix

Blue pink and white cookies decorated for baby doctor including "at your cervix"

I know a lot of moms that bring a gift for their labor and delivery team (not me, I’m never that prepared. Sorry doc!). These cookies by Anh Le, based out of Happy Vally, are sweet and sentimental and look like very pretty mom and baby cookies. There’s something a little extra special here because these were for a fertility team at ORM.

But the real kicker is “At your cervix”. That has to be one of the most appropriate lines ever delivered to a medical professional.

See Ya Later Ovulator

Hysterectomy Cookies

I laid eyes on these beauties in a Facebook Group where a fellow mom was looking for a post-hysterectomy gift to send to her friend and Too Smart Cookies, based out of Gresham, nailed it! Having a hysterectomy is a SIGNIFICANT surgery and something as thoughtful (and funny) as these cookies surely brighten her friend’s day. I’m not sure which is my favorite: No more cramping my style or the cutest little uteri I’ve ever seen.

Paw-some PaintingsCookies with realistic images of dogs painted on them

Another Facebook group find, these cookies feature the mugs from real pups. And they are hand-painted. Talk about talent. While Matriarch Cookie Co. technically isn’t local, they’re based out of Eugene, I’m more than willing to make an exception because LOOK AT THOSE dogs. These cookies are truly a work of art.

Thank you for Being a Friend

Cookies decorated with the faces of each of the Golden Girls characters and the text "Thank you for being a friend"Thank you for being a friend. Traveled down a road and back again/ Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant.

When cheesecake isn’t available, we should all celebrate our friendships with the Golden Girls and cookies, obviously. So, why not send cookies to your friends to thank them, well, for being a friend? You can find these gems at Honey Bee Cookie Company (they’re in Beaverton).

In case you were wondering, I’m a solid Dorothy (according to this very reliable quiz from Buzzfeed).

I Ate Some Pie

Cookie with the Mathematics terms that translate into i 8 sum piCall me a sucker for a good math pun (because I am 100% that lady), but this clever Pi Day cookie from The Sugar Shoppe (in Canby) is a 10/10 in my book. I know you’re dying to get the joke, so here’s the loose translation. The squareroot of -1 is i, 2^3 equals 8, sigma means “the sum of”, and of course pi (3.14).

Put is all together and you get: i 8 sum pi…I ate some pie

Quarantine Cookies

Semore Sweet Cookies for Quarantine including a molecular rendition of COVID-19, surgincal mask, toilet paper roll, Purell bottle, and Lysol wipes

We all know that quarantine, shelter in place, and COVID-19, in general, have been pretty rough. The answer (to at least some of your woes)? Cookies of course. Send an appropriately social distanced hug that includes coronavirus, Purell, and Lysol (but all of the edible kinds) with this collection of Quarantine cookies from Semore Sweet Cookies (out of Colton, OR).

Thank you, Next

Two cookies on a Valentine's Day background. One cookie is decorated to look like Arianna Grande and the other says, "Thank U, Next"

Um, I don’t know about you, but I know EXACTLY what I’m sending my friends (or kid, or whomever) the next time they go through a rough breakup: these Ariana Grande Thank you, Next cookies from Cachito de Cielo Pdx (based in Portland).

Meanwhile, I’ll just be over here serenading anyone within a 50 radius,

“Spend more time with my friends. I ain’t worried ’bout nothin’. Plus, I met someone else. We havin’ better discussions…”

Babies, Beets, Battlestar Galactica

Honey Bee Cookie Company The Office Themed Baby Shower Cookies

We’ve all see beautifully decorated cookies for babyshowers, but what if they were also funny, referencing your favorite TV show and 100% on point? Enter The Office themed baby shower cookies from Honey Bee Cookie Company (in Beaverton). And I am here for every.single. detail. Whomever’s friends put this one-of-a-kind shower together, please get in touch as I think we should be best friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, that’s one lucky baby to have a group of role models with such a solid sense of humor.

Urine Luck

Cookies for a Urologist with kidneys and a clipboard that reads "Urine Good Hands"The Sugar Shoppe does it again, scoring a perfect 10 for these gift cookies for a urologist friend. I literally LOL’d when I stumbled upon these. Oh, and I had to blur the top left cookie because, although it was cute and fit the collection perfectly, it’s not technically suitable for work…unless you’re a urologist of course. If you want to see for yourself, check out their Facebook page and search ‘urologist’.

Have you found some super unique or funny cookies around PDX? Let me know in the comments because I NEED TO KNOW!


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