16 Thanksgiving Cookie Recipes

Cookies on Thanksgiving cooking are always a fantastic idea. Those soft, buttery cookies are always easy to make and perfect for any holiday.

But on Thanksgiving, you have endless possibilities and options to try. I always think of some unique recipes for Thanksgiving.

And I always like to try something new for my family and friends on my thanksgiving dessert table. 

So are you looking for some inspiration when it comes to Thanksgiving cookies? Well, look no further!

From classic favorites to new and unique creations, there’s sure to be a recipe here that you’ll love. So get baking and enjoy gobbling up these delicious cookies!

1. Chai Spiced Maple Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

These chai-spiced cookies are the perfect fall treat!

The cookie dough is made with brown sugar, maple syrup, and spices, giving it a rich flavor that pairs perfectly with the browned butter frosting. 

The cookies are also relatively easy to make. I got the dough ready in under 10 minutes. And the browned butter frosting takes less than 5 minutes to whip up.

Overall, this delicious and easy-to-make cookie recipe is perfect for fall.

2. Apple Pie Cookies

These cookies are the perfect mix of chewy and moist, with a crispy edge. The dough is easy to work with, and the cookies bake beautifully.

You can make the filling with fresh apples, cinnamon, and a touch of sugar, which gives it just the right amount of sweetness. 

I was worried that the filling would be too runny, but it held together perfectly. Overall, these cookies were a huge hit with my family.

They are going on my list of fall favorites!

3. Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies

These cookies are amazing. The combination of chocolate and mint is always a winner in my book, and these cookies do not disappoint.

The recipe is easy to follow, and the cookies come out perfectly every time. 

The chocolate flavor is rich and intense, and the mint is refreshing and flavorful. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who loves chocolate and mint together.

The only downside is that the cookies are addictive, so be warned! Chuckles. 

Overall, if you are looking for a delicious, crowd-pleasing cookie, this is the recipe. Give it a try, and you won’t be sorry!

4. Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Salted Maple Icing

This recipe for pumpkin cookies is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. The pumpkin spice puree gives the cookies a moist and flavorful texture.

While the maple icing provides a delightful sweetness offset by the salt, the overall result is a cookie that is both delicious and addictive.

I highly recommend this recipe to anyone looking for a unique twist on traditional pumpkin cookies.

One thing to remember is please use fresh, 100% natural pumpkin puree for this recipe for greater results.

5. Eggnog Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

Eggnog and gingerbread are two of my favorite Thanksgiving cookie recipes flavors. So I was intrigued when I came across this recipe of cookies combining both of my favorite flavors.

You can make the cookies with gingerbread cookie dough ad add flavors with nutmeg and cinnamon. Moreover, the eggnog filling only requires a few simple ingredients. 

I was pleased with how easy the recipe was to follow, and the cookies turned out beautifully.

The flavors of the gingerbread and eggnog were well-balanced, and the cookies had a lovely soft texture. Overall, I would make this recipe again.

6. S’mores Cookie Recipe

S’mores are a classic camping treat, but who says you can only enjoy them around a campfire?

This S’mores Cookie Recipe is a delicious way to enjoy all the flavors of s’mores without leaving the comfort of your kitchen. 

For the cookie base, you only need graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Furthermore, top the cookies with chocolate chips and marshmallows so they can bake to perfection. 

These cookies are sure to please both kids and adults alike. So whether you are planning a camping trip or just looking for a tasty treat, give this recipe a try.

7. Crumb Coffee Cake Cookies

These cookies perfectly combine fluffy and crunchy treats with a delicious coffee cake flavor. The cookies require a blend of all-purpose flour and cinnamon, which gives them a light and airy texture. 

I love that they are not too sweet, and adding cinnamon sugar and brown sugar gives them a lovely depth of flavor.

The recipe is also straightforward, and the cookies come out perfectly every time. These are my new favorite cookies!

8. Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These double chocolate cookies are the perfect treat for any chocolate lover. The cookies require both cocoa powder and chocolate chips, giving them a rich chocolate flavor that will satisfy them. 

The cookies are also coated in powdered sugar, which gives them a delightful crunch. In addition, the recipe is very easy to follow, and the cookies come out perfectly every time.

The dough is very sticky, so be sure to flour your hands before you start rolling it into balls. I highly recommend these cookies.

They are sure to please even the most discerning palate!

9. Cookies and Cream Cookies

I decided to try my hand at making cookies and cream cookies, and they turned out pretty well. The recipe is straightforward, and the cookies came out nice and soft. 

They have a good amount of chocolate flavor, and the cream filling contrasts greatly. And the frosting is to die for. The frosting is rich and creamy, with a hint of vanilla.

The only downside is that they are a bit time-consuming to make. But they are definitely worth the effort.

Overall, these cookies are tasty and would be a hit at any party or get-together.

10. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am a big fan of pumpkin-flavored anything. So when I saw this recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, I knew I had to try it.

These chewy cookies are made with a combination of pumpkin pie puree, brown sugar, and cinnamon, which gives them a rich, Fall-inspired flavor. 

The chocolate chips add a touch of sweetness, while the chopped pecans give the cookies a nice crunch.

The recipe is also easy to follow. I had all the ingredients on hand, and the cookies came together in just minutes. 

Overall, these Cookies are delicious and perfect for any Fall occasion.

11. Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

These Nutella cookies are downright irresistible. The cookie is soft and chewy, with a crispy edge that gives way to a chocolatey, hazelnut-flavored center.

And the best part? The entire process, from start to finish, takes less than 45 minutes.

The cookie is soft and slightly chewy, with a beautiful crackled top.

And the filling? Well, it is just Nutella, so how could it be anything but perfection? The recipe is very straightforward and easy to follow.

Overall, these cookies are an absolute winner, and I will definitely make them again.

12. Homemade Maple Syrup Gingerbread Cookies

These cookies are the perfect holiday treat! They are easy to make, and they taste delicious.

The recipe calls for just a few simple ingredients: flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, butter, sugar, eggs, and maple syrup. 

I followed the recipe to the letter, and the cookies turned out perfectly. They were nice and moist, with a great fresh ginger flavor.

The maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness. Overall, these cookies were a huge hit with my family. We will be making them again.

13. Cappuccino Cookies With White Chocolate Chips

These cookies are the perfect pick-me-up for anyone who loves cappuccino taste. The coffee beans give them a rich, robust flavor, while the white chocolate chips provide a sweet counterpoint. 

They are super easy to make, mix, drop, and bake. So if you are in the mood for something special, give these cookies a try. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

The cookies are also lovely and soft, with a delicate crumb. They are perfect for dunking in a cup of coffee or milk.

Overall, these coffee-infused cookies are a delicious treat for any time of day.

14. Kit Kat Cookies

I recently tried making Kit Kat cookies, which turned out pretty well. The recipe is relatively straightforward and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients.

The cookies are crispy and chewy inside, with a delicious dark chocolate flavor. 

They also have a nice crunch from the chopped Kit Kats. Overall, I am pleased with how they turned out and would make them again.

If you are looking for a fun and easy classic holiday cookie recipe, give these Kit Kat cookies a try.

15. Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are the perfect blend of sweet treats and salty, with a little kick from the bourbon. The browned butter gives them a deep, nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the candied pecans.

At the same time, the chocolate candy bar chunks provide a rich sweetness.

I was worried that the bourbon would be too overwhelming, but it adds an excellent flavor depth without being too boozy.

These cookies are definitely on the indulgent side, but they are worth every single calorie.

16. Chocolate Chip Espresso Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate chip espresso, when combined with oatmeal cookies, it makes the perfect blend of rich, chocolatey flavor and a caffeine kick.

The cookies are made with quick oats, espresso powder, chocolate chips, and a little sea salt. 

They are easy to make and only require one bowl. I was a little worried that the cookies would be too dry because of the quick oats, but they turned out perfectly.

The espresso powder brought out the chocolate flavor without making the cookies too bitter. 

The cookies were soft and chewy, with a slight crunch from the oats. Overall, these cookies were delicious. I will keep making them on weekends.

16 Thanksgiving Cookie Recipes

Recipe by Brenda


  • Chai Spiced Maple Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

  • Apple Pie Cookies

  • Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies

  • Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Salted Maple Icing

  • Eggnog Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

  • S’mores Cookie Recipe

  • Crumb Coffee Cake Cookies

  • Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Cookies and Cream Cookies

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

  • Homemade Maple Syrup Gingerbread Cookies

  • Cappuccino Cookies With White Chocolate Chips

  • Kit Kat Cookies

  • Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • Chocolate Chip Espresso Oatmeal Cookies.


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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Bake a delicious batch of Thanksgiving Cookies in only a few minutes!

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