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.

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."


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."


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

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."


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.

Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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


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."


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!"


Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting

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

-Buster's friend

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.

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 Cookie Truffles

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


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."