Thanksgiving Cookie Recipes

Bake these top-rated Thanksgiving cookie recipes to keep your guests nibbling.

Staff Picks

Mini Brownie Turkeys

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5
Miniature brownies are the perfect little bite, and dressing them up for Thanksgiving makes a fun project to do with your kiddos or grands! Makes a great kid-friendly addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Cranberry Jam Bars

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5
Cranberries are one of only three fruits native to North America, so what could be better to help celebrate an authentic Thanksgiving? The dough and jam can be made 3 days ahead and chilled separately. Great for Christmas, too.
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Southern Pecan Pie Bars

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3
With pecans being native to the southern US, this easy bar version of the classic pie is perfect for Thanksgiving. Pair the proverbial nut with Golden Eagle syrup, an Alabama specialty, and this dessert is as Southern as they come.
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Cookie Pralines

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Delicious pecan cookies.

Pumpkin Brownies

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A twist on a classic brownie recipe--perfect for fall! Rich chocolate flavors are nicely complemented by pumpkin and spices.

Acorn Candy Cookies

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80
Cute little treats all on their own or a fun decoration for your cupcakes! Enjoy as is or use to decorate cupcakes. If you are good at piping try adding some colored leaves made of frosting to the top of the Nilla® Wafer.
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Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles

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These have been voted the number one cookie that I bake (and I bake a lot!), and are loved by all who eat them. They are chewy mapley good!

Maple Pecan Shortbread Squares

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208
These squares are my husband's favorite. We get some real, pure maple syrup from back home in Ontario, Canada, and they are just to die for. Hope you enjoy as much as we do.

Royal Icing I

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213
Perfect icing for make-ahead decorating projects.

Cranberry Cornmeal Linzer Cookies

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14
Just right for celebrating the harvest.

Paul's Pumpkin Bars

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These are very moist, and so far I haven't found anyone who doesn't love them!

Apple Squares

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1199
Apples, nuts and cinnamon make these bars delicious. They hardly last a day at my house!

Inspiration and Ideas

Cranberry Orange Cookies

"I have been making this recipe for years now, and it is, by far, my most-requested cookie. If you ever want to enter a contest, this is the one that will win!" – Allison6529

Sugar Cookie Icing

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"Absolutely FABULOUS! Great texture and flavor." – TheYankee

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

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A rolled sugar cookie with the taste of pumpkin.