Save Room for These Delicious Thanksgiving Cookies
Thanksgiving celebrations call for dessert spreads filled with decadent fruit cobblers, meringue-topped pies, and Grandma’s famous Bundt cake. As if you aren’t already stuffed from the Thanksgiving meal, there’s always a little more room for something sweet. For hosting a larger crowd, cookies are a quick-and-easy addition to a dessert table filled with other fall baking goods. These make-and-take treats can be passed around after the meal or can easily be grabbed as guests head out the door to play in the annual family football game. Traditional Thanksgiving flavors like cinnamon, pecan, and pumpkin can be condensed into grab-and-go cookies for all to enjoy. If you’re in the kitchen with kids, try these fun and festive Thanksgiving food crafts like Chocolate Pilgrim Hats and Chocolate Candy Turkeys, which make great party favors or seasonal gifts.
Recipe: Triple Gingersnappers
Make the dough up to three days ahead of time, and pop a batch in the oven a few hours before you go. The thinner and crispier, the better.
Recipe: Lemon-Almond Bars
The combination of lemon and almond make for a light, refreshing treat after a heavy meal.
Chocolate Pilgrim Hats
Watch: Chocolate Pilgrim Hats
Serve these along with the Thanksgiving spread or package them as a party favor.
Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies with Tomato Jam
A dollop of tomato jam puts a sweet-and-savory spin on the traditional thumbprint cookie.
Pumpkin Pie Cutout Cookies
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cutout Cookies
Impress guests with a platter of festive fall foliage that’s good enough to eat.
Caramel-Stuffed Ginger Cookies
Recipe: Caramel-Stuffed Ginger Cookies
Bite into the crisp ginger-cookie exterior for a melt-in-your-mouth caramel center.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Acorns
Transform Nutter Butter Bites into festive fall desserts—perfect for a children’s party.
Recipe: Pecan Pralines
This classic southern dessert will keep guests going back for another.
Chocolate Candy Turkeys
Entertain children or grandchildren with this fun, easy-to-assemble treat.
Pecan Pie Bars
Recipe: Pecan Pie Bars
All the delicious flavor of pecan pie is packed into this bite-size treat.
Make-Ahead Cane Syrup Slice 'N' Bake Cookies
Recipe: Cane Syrup Slice 'N' Bakes
Perfect for last-minute company, this dough can be stored in the refrigerator up to 1 week, or frozen up to 1 month. But, we have to warn you: These little sweets are so tempting, you'll probably want to bake them all at once!
Snickerdoodle’s warm, cinnamony sweet flavor never disappoints.
Nutty Chocolate Thumbprints
Recipe: Nutty Chocolate Thumbprints
These gooey chocolate-peanut butter treats will fly off the plate.
Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies
What’s fall without pumpkin-flavored baked goods? Creamy frosting tops off these sweetly spiced treats.
Pumpkin-Orange Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Orange juice and zest give these rich cookies a hint of bright flavor.