Let’s be real — dessert is the best part about Thanksgiving dinner. So to help you prepare, here are five Thanksgiving cookie recipes worth trying.

  • Fall Maple Leaf Sugar Cookies

    Sugar cookies are basic, but sugar cookies shaped like maple leaves are fantastic and festive. The recipe below is simple, yet the end result is a beautiful Thanksgiving treat.  To make these, you’ll need a sugar cookie recipe, a maple leaf cookie cutter, pastry piping bags, toothpicks, and icing in fall colors (red, orange, and yellow).

  • Pumpkin Pie Cookies

    Pumpkin Pie is an essential Thanksgiving dessert.  These cookies won’t replace them but will be a good sidekick. To make these, you’ll need to have some skills when it comes to icing cookies. We think you’ll nail it, though.


  • Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

    Cranberry is great as a side dish, or in a shortbread cookie. This recipe calls for dried cranberries, butter, icing sugar, salt, vanilla extract, flour, cornstarch, and a sweet tooth.

  • Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

    Thanksgiving season is still pumpkin spice season, so these cookies are a must. And these aren’t just plain ol’ pumpkin cookies; They’re pumpkin oatmeal cookies with a maple syrup glaze. They are also perfect for Halloween.

  • Turkey Leg Cookies

    After you finish stuffing your face with turkey at the meal, you can stuff your face with a turkey leg cookie. They are cute, and the tutorial below really breaks down how to make them.

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