Favorite Thanksgiving Cookies Recipes Worth Celebrating
I know. I know.
When you think of Thanksgiving desserts, your mind probably automatically heads straight to the traditional offerings - pumpkin pie, apple pie, cheesecake, and pecan pie.
There's a reason these desserts have become Thanksgiving traditions.
They are delicious!
But, there's no good reason to exclude cookies from your Thanksgiving dinner celebration. At least I can't think of one.
Since I love cookies and Thanksgiving, I feel compelled to bring them together.
And while there's really no such thing as traditional Thanksgiving Cookies, there are lots of great cookies packed with the flavors of Autumn and Thanksgiving, like cranberries, pumpkin, maple, apples, and pecans!
Thanksgiving Cookie Cutter Cookies
For cookies with both the look and feel of Thanksgiving, why not make up a batch of your favorite Cookie Cutter Dough and cut it out with Thanksgiving Cookie Cutters in Pumpkin, Turkey, or Fall Leaf shapes.
You can sprinkle them with colored sugar or frost them with your favorite Sugar Cookie Icing.
If that seems like too much work, why not make up a batch of easy Thanksgiving drop cookies, squares, or cookie bars? We've got a great selection for you to choose from.
Thanksgiving squares and Cookies Recipes with Pumpkin
- Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Bars
These easy No Bake Pumpkin Bars are a delicious cross between pumpkin pie and cheesecake.
- Harvest Pumpkin Cookies
Easy Pumpkin Drop Cookies with dried cranberries and pecans.
- Pecan Crusted Pumpkin Squares
This recipe for Pumpkin Squares produces delicious, dense, moist, and spicy pumpkin squares that are like gingerbread, only better for a nut lover because they are crusted with pecans.
- Pumpkin Drops with Orange Frosting
These delicious and nutritious cookies are sure to be loved by even the littlest of "cookie monsters."
- Pumpkin Bars
These pumpkin cookie bars have a way of disappearing very quickly every time I make them.
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies that are perfect if you prefer soft chocolate chip cookies enhanced with the flavors of pumpkin and spice.
- Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti
Are you in the market for a unique Thanksgiving cookie recipe? These Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti are so good we guarantee you will be craving them year round!
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Here is a recipe for pumpkin cookies that is sure to please. They are soft chewy oatmeal cookies enriched with pumpkin and spice.
- Pumpkin Pie Drops
Looking for an easy drop cookie that tastes just like traditional pumpkin pie?
- Maple Pumpkin Cookies
Moist and muffin-like pumpkin cookies drizzled with maple glaze and walnuts.
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
We've gathered our favorite recipes for pumpkin whoopie pies here for you - one from scratch and the other that begins with a cake mix.
- Spicy Pumpkin Squares
Here's an easy bar cookie recipe that is both yummy and packed with the nutritional goodness of pumpkin.
- Spicy Pumpkin Date Cookies
All the holiday spices and flavors (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove) rolled into one delicious cookie.
Thanksgiving Squares and Cookies Recipes with Cranberry
- Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cranberry Bars
Their name says it all! Creamy cheesecake bars made special with dried cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Cranberry Almond No Bake Cookies
Quick and easy drop cookies that are chewy, sweet, and crunchy.
- Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars
An easy bar recipe that combines whole berry cranberry sauce and cream cheese into a delightfully festive holiday treat.
- Cranberry Orange Squares
Cranberry orange bars/squares are one of our favorite quick easy cookie recipes that is even festive enough for the holidays, yet easy enough for everyday.
- Cranberry Nut Bars Recipe
These simple tasty cranberry nut bars are easy to make, stirring together in minutes.
- Cranberry Shortbread Cookies
Simple shortbread cookie dough made extra special with the addition of chopped dried cranberries.
- Fresh Cranberry Cookies
Easy drop cookies with all the flavors of cranberry bread. These delicious cookies are soft with slightly crunchy edges.
- Frosted Cranberry Orange Cookies
Soft and chewy cranberry cookies that are topped perfectly with Orange Icing - a special holiday treat everyone will love.
- Oatmeal Butterscotch Cranberry Cookies Recipe
Tart cranberries provide the perfect contrast for the sweet butterscotch chips in these delightful oatmeal cookies. Chewy, sweet, and tart, these cookies are hard to resist.
- White Chocolate Chip Brandied Cranberry Cookies Recipe
Festive cranberry cookies perfect for celebrating the holidays.
More Thanksgiving Cookies Recipes
- 17 Favorite Decorated Thanksgiving Cookie Recipes
A favorite collection of 17 recipes for Thanksgiving cookies gathered from around the web.
- Butter Pecan Cookies
These crunchy buttery cookies practically melt in your mouth. If you like shortbread cookies and pecans, you will love these Butter Pecan Cookies.
- Butterscotch Pecan Cake Mix Cookies
Easy Butterscotch Pecan Cake Mix Cookies that take the flavor of butter and pecans to new levels.
- Eggnog Cookies
You now have another way to enjoy your favorite holiday treat with these crisp, cut-out eggnog cookies.
- Maple Walnut Blondies
These blondies (or brownies) are moist and chewy with a definite flavor of maple thanks to the addition of both maple syrup and maple flavoring.
- Pecan Bars Recipe
All the flavor of pecan pie in a quick and easy dessert bar.
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