Thanksgiving is a time of year when people come together to celebrate and give thanks. And what better way to celebrate than with some delicious cookies and bars? Whether you’re hosting a big family gathering or a small get-together with friends, these Thanksgiving-themed treats will surely be a hit. From classic pumpkin pie bars to festive turkey-shaped cookies, these desserts are tasty but also fun and creative. So, get ready to wow your guests with these Thanksgiving cookies and bars they’ll gobble up in no time!
Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
These Gluten Free Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are right out of my mom’s recipe book. They are rich, sweet and deliciously sticky. They can easily be made ahead of time and popped into the freezer.
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Easy Seven Layer Bars
These Easy Gluten Free Seven Layers Bars are just what your holiday table needs. They are packed with layers of chocolate, coconut flakes, and pecans.
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Smores Bars are always a win and these sweet ones will not disappoint. Made with chocolate graham crackers, chocolate chunks, and mini marshmallows.
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Five Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
What could be easier than Five Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies? They are gluten-free and take only minutes to make using pantry staples.
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Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies
Turkey cookies are super-cute and they’re perfect for Thanksgiving. With their candy corn tail feathers, candy eyes and butterscotch chip beak, they’re instantly recognizable as our favorite autumn bird. These whimsical little treats also have a pumpkin cream cheese frosting inside, just like a kind of sweet stuffing.
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Holiday Cinnamon Lattice Cookies
Are you ready to take your Christmas baking or holiday baking to the next level? Instead of plain Christmas cookies, we are going to make cinnamon lattice cookies! Now, don’t worry because once you know the secret behind these, they’re easy peasy!
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White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies
Indulgent white chocolate dipped ginger cookies are perfect for fans of ginger and white chocolate. I love to make molasses and ginger Christmas cookies every year, although I do play around with the recipe a bit and make different variations.
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Italian Canestrelli Cookies
Canestrelli cookies are a little bit like shortbread but lighter, with more of a crunch, and a more in-depth flavor. These Christmas cookies are from Italy’s Liguria region, and are buttery tasting with delicious lemon fragrance evident in every bite.
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Easy Turkey Cookies
Turkey Cookies are an easy no bake dessert that is fun to create and perfect to serve during Thanksgiving or at a school party. You’ll love how quick and easy it is to make this cute Thanksgiving dessert.
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Turkey Oreo Cookie Balls
Thanksgiving turkey just got a whole new meaning! These Turkey Oreo Cookie Balls are the cutest little treats for Thanksgiving. Just grab some oreos, candy corn, and a couple more ingredients and let your creativity flow!
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Thanksgiving Cookie Turkeys
If you want an easy turkey treat that will impress a crowd – try these Thanksgiving cookie turkeys. The recipe is so simple and brilliant that you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of it yourself.
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Shortbread Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Filling
A classic twist on a Linzer cookie, these perfectly tender cookie sandwiches will be hard to put down. With a sweet and tart raspberry filling and a perfect dusting of confectioners’ sugar, the almond shortbread is perfectly balanced. These will have you thinking of grandma’s baking!
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Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies
Need a last-minute Thanksgiving treat? You can whip these Thanksgiving turkey cookies up in no time! It’s as easy as melting some chocolate and assembling the cookies. This is another great kids’ party treat!
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Dulce Leche Sandwich Cookies
Combine buttery shortbread cookies with a rich and thick dulce de leche filling. Roll it in shreadded coconut and you have alfajores cookies that you’ll want to share with everyone (or not). Use your favorite cookie stamp to take these cutout cookies to the next level!
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Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
As soft as an actual cinnamon roll, these sugar cookies are everything. The cream cheese frosting gives a creamy addition to the spice of cinnamon. These fluffy cookies are sure to be a staple, especially around the holidays.
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Homemade Speculaas Cookies
This simplified biscoff cookie recipe makes warm and crunchy cookies that can be molded or cut to your liking. The combination of spices gives these cookies a rich and deep flavor. Combine with your favorite warm drink or place in a holiday-themed tin to give as a gift!
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Homemade Pecan Sandies
These brown sugar pecan sandies taste just like home. Buttery, salty, and sweet, you’ll want to enjoy these with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Gluten-Free Slice & Bake Cookies
Toasted hazelnuts and melty chocolate – oh my! These gluten-free slice & bake cookies will give you the snappy crunch you are missing with traditional cookies. Serve this one-of-a-kind cookie with your favorite warm holiday drink.
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Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies
If you prefer something a bit lighter, these almond flour shortbread cookies are a great option. Only slightly sweet with a tangy addition from the raspberry jam, you could fit these into a holiday brunch!
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Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies
These yummy shortbread cookies are made with brown sugar, resulting in a rich and delightful flavor. They have a buttery and crisp texture that melts in your mouth. To add a festive touch, you can use a cookie stamp of your preference, making them not only delicious but a standout cookie for the Christmas season.
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Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies
These cookies are smooth, crisp, sweet, and salty. These delectable maple pecan shortbread cookies dissolve on your palate and make an excellent combination of flavors for any assortment of holiday treats!
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Pecan Pie Cookies
A classic pie make into a handheld treat – who could ever resist? With a thin, flaky crust and an ooey gooey filling, these are just as lovely as a pecan pie. The nutty caramel goodness keeps the pecan pie cookies as decadent as one could imagine.
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Brown Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Another cozy cookie recipe to try is the brown butter pecan chocolate chip cookies.
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Coconut Pecan Cookies
This easy one bowl nutty cookie recipe is a must-try! If you love your cookies chewy with a bit of a crunch, make this coconut pecan cookies recipe. The toasted coconut and pecans combined with the warm spices, makes one irrisistable cookie!
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Toffee Peanut Cookies
Toffee Peanut Cookies are really for the peanut lovers! The nuts and toffee give it a salty, sweet crunch that you’ll find yourself craving. Visually stunning, these are ready to give as a gift!
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Pumpkin Oatmeal Pecan Cookies
Another one bowl recipe, these pumpkin oatmeal cookies are as delicious as they are easy to make. Chewy and full of flavor, you can chill the dough and make these in batches!
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Gingerbread Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Want your gingerbread cookies to be a bit more festive? Try this cream cheese frosting gingerbread cookies recipe. Believe it or not, these are easy to make and just as easy to devour.
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Honey Gingerbread Cookies
How delightful are these vintage-style gingerbread cookies? The combination of the honey and gingerbread, along with the stamped birds and chocolate dipped edges, makes these almost too beautiful to eat!
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.