Cookie Monster Raids on Etsy

October is National Cookie Month and Etsy is home to small businesses that make money selling cookie creations. From Grandma’s secret recipe to classic standbys, the marketplace is booming with people looking for and selling homemade sweet treats. Cookies sold on Etsy make delicious gifts – especially when they come elaborately packaged and wrapped with eye-catching bells and whistles.

To get an idea of what to expect, consider the following cookie highlights:

Seasonal Treats

From large pumpkins to fall leaves, rollinindough (shown above)  offers a vibrant collection of autumn-themed vanilla almond butter cookies made with vanilla meringue powder buttercream icing – topped with shimmering sanding sugar. Sold as a dozen, the sunflowers and acorns truly enhance the feel of fall. The company also makes pumpkin-shaped cookies that could surely satisfy a lot of seasonal celebrations in October – available in buttery vanilla, almond cookie dough, or dark chocolate almond cookie dough flavors.

Fancy Cookies

Sweet treat artisans also sell elaborate cookie creations that are simply too pretty to eat. The Fancy Cupcake Cookies with Edible Cupcake Wrappers (made by queenoftartscakes) are colorful and fun for all ages. The cookies come in different flavors, such as Tahitian Vanilla, Meyer Lemon, Valhrona Chocolate, and Spicy Gingerbread. You may also choose icing flavors, such as Almond, Rosewater, and Tahitian Vanilla. Another standout includes the impressive detail of queenoftartscakes’ Gingerbread Luau Party Hawaiian Hula Girl and Boy Cookies – complete with leis and flip flops.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of the most eaten cookies in the United States is the chocolate chip cookie. Perfect with a tall glass of ice cold milk, the cookie is a favorite of Etsy sellers and buyers as well. Some sellers stick to the traditional recipe, while others invent their own, such as the S’mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies sold by afinityjade –  made with honey graham crackers, mini marshmallows and Hershey’s milk chocolate.

Cookie Bars

Cookie bars usually offer a little more substance in a sweet treat – often made with an array of tantalizing ingredients. For example, you’ll find on Etsy,  Magic Cookie Bars by KaysSimplyHomemade, which are made with a graham cracker crust, layers of coconut and walnuts. The bars are then topped with chocolate and butterscotch chips. Other cookie bar flavors to browse for on Etsy include peanut butter chocolate, cheesecake, and chocolate chip pretzel.