26 Thanksgiving Cookie Recipes

Move over, pie: These autumn-inspired cookies are so delicious, they'll be front and center on your family's Thanksgiving dessert table.

Pumpkin Cookie Truffles

"These cookies have a gourmet look and taste but are not that hard to make!"


German Chocolate-Toffee Cookies

"This makes a nice soft cookie with a little crunch surprise because of the toffee bits. The taste reminds you of a piece of German chocolate cake."


Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting

"Outstanding! The combination of pumpkin and maple penuche frosting is amazing."

-Buster's friend

Martha Stewart's Oatmeal Cookies

"These cookies came out very rich and yummy! The dough was easy to work with even though I didn't have the time to chill it."


Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

"These cookies are very tasty. The white chocolate adds a caramel flavor that goes great with the spices and cranberries."


Raspberry-Lemon Thumbprint Cookie

"These are the best thumbprint cookies I've ever made! My dough was a bit sticky, but after dusting my hands with flour, it was a snap to work with."


Jackie's Apple Pie Crisp Cookies

"These cookies will keep you coming back to the cookie jar — these little buggers are a piece of heaven!"

-Linda's Busy Kitchen

Date Cookies

"I love desserts made with dates and these were so easy to make. I added some ground flax meal for a little more healthiness."


The Best Pumpkin Cookies

"These cookies are soft and moist, and the glaze is delicious. I used a basting brush to put just a thin layer of it on."


Apple-Spice Cookies

"These cookies are so adorable and so heavenly good that you should stop reading, print out the recipe and make them right now!"


Caramel & Nut Brownie Cookies

Chocolate, caramel and pecan — these cookies are the perfect treat for any celebration. Helpful tip: Sift the flour to prevent white specks in the baked batter.

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

"I love molasses cookies, and these are no exception! These have a great balance of spice and sugary sweetness."


Triple-Walnut Cookies

"Slightly sweet and tangy cream cheese forms the base for these cookies. Then they're packed with three hits of walnut."


Cake-Mix Chocolate Cookies

"I was taken aback by how good these cookies are! They're so easy and cheap to make."


Easy Madeleines

"Super soft, delicious and easy! I love that I didn't have to make a trip to the store. Be sure not to leave the lemon zest out; it's the secret ingredient."


No-Bake Cranberry & Nut Cookies

"These cookies are simply amazing: easy, fancy-looking and PACKED with fiber. Plus, there's no baking needed!"


Pecan Pie Bars

"Scrumptious! Will be my go-to pecan bar recipe."

Shabby Sign Shoppe

Afternoon Tea Biscuits

"The beauty of these biscuits is that you usually have these ingredients on hand, so you can easily whip up a batch. Delicious!"

-Kate in Katoomba

Cinnamon Crisps

"The flavor of these is great! Keep your eye on them, though; because of the dough's color, it can be hard to tell when they're done."


Moist & Chewy Macaroons

"These are the best macaroons I've ever made! Slightly crunchy on the outside, and rich, moist and chewy on the inside!"


Apple & Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

"These are great to make during apple season. I really enjoyed the combination of cinnamon and chocolate."

-Larry Spaghetti

Double-Ginger Cookies

"These are like thin, chewy gingersnaps. I brought them to work and news traveled fast. People literally descended on my office."

-sprout 13

No-Bake Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookies

These chewy chocolate peanut butter treats are so easy, you can make them with the kids in the few days leading up to the Thanksgiving get-together.

Persimmon Cookies

"This is an excellent recipe. Every year when persimmons get ripe I try to find the best recipe. I think I’ve found the persimmon treasure!"


Double-Chocolate Chunk & Peanut Cookies

"These are great cookies. There is peanut and chocolate in every bite. They just cry out for a glass of milk. This is such a tasty treat!"


Lace Cookies

"Oh, these are so good! They taste like the ones sold in stores — buttery with a slightly chewy texture. I will make these again for sure."