37 Thanksgiving Cookies That'll Make You Forget About Pie
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 baked 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.
These Cookie Recipes Will Delight Thanksgiving Guests
Recipe: Pecan Tassies
Here, we fuse together everything you love about pecan pie and shortbread cookies to create mini treats.
Toasted Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe: Toasted Oatmeal Cookies
Toasted oats provide a rich flavor along with a unique texture to these not so ordinary oatmeal raisin cookies.
Salted Butter-Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Calling all pecan lovers. These sugary and buttery cookies will fulfill all your autumn dreams.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Recipe: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Our favorite seasonal cookie that is a cross between brownies and double chocolate cookies.
Apple Pie Cookies
Recipe: Apple Pie Cookies
Everything you love about apple pie is transformed into a handheld cookie.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin transforms these chocolate chip cookies into extra creamy and tender treats.
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Recipe: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
These creamy cookies are sure to stand out on the Thanksgiving dessert table.
Recipe: Cranberry-Almond Cookies
Would you believe us if we told you these festive cranberry studded cookies only take 20 minutes to make?
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
We firmly believe that browning the butter is the key step to making the most irresistible chocolate chip cookies.
Pecan Snowball Cookies
Recipe: Pecan Snowball Cookies
Pecans are Thanksgiving's star ingredient. We combined pecans with buttery cookie dough and coated them in powdered sugar to create snowball-like cookies.
Copycat Berger Cookies
Recipe: Copycat Berger Cookies
These Copycat Berger Cookies have a similar texture to cake and are covered with a rich chocolate frosting.
Recipe: Butterscotch Cookies
Buttery and sweet, these cookies will certainly fill your sugar tooth.
Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cookies
These flourless cookies are oh-so decadent and delicious—guests will be requesting the recipe after just one bite.
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Recipe: Kitchen Sink Cookies
We elevated chocolate chip cookies into a jam-packed sweet and salty treat.
Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Cups
Recipe: Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Cups
Bite-sized and filled with caramel frosting, who knew cookies could be this tasty?
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree give these seasonal cookies the ultimate fall flavor.
Easiest Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Recipe: Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
These easy 4 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic dessert that simply can’t be beat.
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.
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.
Nutty Chocolate Thumbprints
Recipe: Nutty Chocolate Thumbprints
These gooey chocolate-peanut butter treats will fly off the plate.
Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Recipe: Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Give the kids a Thanksgiving morning activity to decorate these festive sugar cookies while you finish roasting the turkey and creating the sideboard lineup.
Recipe: Caramel-Apple Cookies
We thought up a beautiful new way to enjoy fall’s favorite flavor combination—caramel and apple—with these cookies that taste like apple pie.
Peanut Butter-Coconut Cookies
Recipe: Peanut Butter-Coconut Cookies
Family members with gluten allergies or sensitivities can enjoy these chewy cookies after your Thanksgiving meal.
Soft Ginger Cookies
Recipe: Soft Ginger Cookies
If you’re tempted to speed this spiced cookie recipe up, trust our Test Kitchen: Refrigerating the dough makes it much easier to work with, and it won’t stick to your hands as you roll it into oven-ready balls.