Best Thanksgiving Cookie Recipes

Best Thanksgiving Cookie Recipes

Milena Kukurekovic

Thanksgiving is the most important and memorable meal of the year, and it's almost on the corner. So you must be looking for some fantastic and best cookie recipes to bring sweetness to your Thanksgiving table. 

We have some fabulous holiday cookie recipes you would love to try for your Thanksgiving event. So let's dig into the list to kill your cravings for dessert after a heavy Thanksgiving meal. 

The Leaf Designed Cookie

If you want to give your table a festive touch, it's the one you must fall for as it reflects the winter vibes. As the name suggests, it's a leaf-shaped cookie, but that's not all about it. You can do a lot to turn it into an edible art piece. 

Flood the tops of the cookie with attractive colors to make it look like an actual cookie that's completely edible. It's a super cool and easy design for a beginner. We used three colors, but you could use two but make sure your icing is proper flood consistency. 

You can use any color fillings to give it a decorative look, but we prefer natural colors like orange, yellow, and red. So, start the icing on its borders with a red, then with the orang, and the last, use the yellow. Once you have covered the cookie, use a toothpick to drag out the tool from inside and keep doing this several times in all directions of the cookie.

Make sure you don't wipe off your dragging tool because that's how you will get the specks of the red and yellow. Repeat this technique but this time, pull from the outside. Again, don't wipe off your tool, so you get some of the yellow in the red. This way, you will get an excellent leaf effect on your sweet cookie. 

German Chocolate Sandwich Cookie

Everyone wants the quick prep cookie solution for their dessert menu. So here is one shortcut to fulfill your cravings for rice chocolate cookies. The recipe is simple and easy to follow, and the deliciousness is worth all the effort.

Firstly, prepare the cookies by baking them and then fill them up for extra flavor and taste. Next, enjoy the chocolate taste with german chocolate sandwich cookies that are cake-like but can be prepared quickly. 

Moreover, you can get the recipe solution from anywhere online, but make sure you go for the one that you and your guests will love. 

Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving

The best part of these Thanksgiving cookies is that your children's little fingers will be busy decorating while you take care of the real turkey!  

The first variant:

Here is a delicious turkey cookie for Thanksgiving from Oreo cookies, malt balls, and sweet corn.

Components you need:

  • Oreo cookies
  • Malt milk balls
  • Corn candy


1. Place the Oreo before you with the cream facing up. This is the basis for table decoration.

2. With another Oreo cookie, press 4-7 grains of corn candy into the cream on the edge of the cookie. You will get turkey feathers.

3. Halve the ball of malt, and then, using the cream from another Oreo cookie, glue half of the milk ball to the front of the Oreo with candy feathers.

4. Stick cream, one red candy on a milk ball. You will get a pirate.

5. Place the feather cookie upright on the open part of the Oreo cookie. 

The second variant:

The components you need are turkey sugar cookies with corn, chocolate glaze, orange glaze, candy, and black decorating gel.

1. Bake the cookies according to the instructions on the package. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

2. Put the chocolate glaze in a 1-liter bag; bag seal. Cut off the bottom corner of the pack. On each cookie, apply the icing to the outer edge of half of the cookie. Arrange the corn candies over the feather glaze.

3. Place the orange glaze on each cookie to look like the face and feet of the turkey. Next, use an orange glaze to attach the baking pieces to the turkey face. Next, put the black gel on the baking parts where the eyes will be.

The third variant: Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

These juicy pumpkin cakes are topped with chocolate buttercream in one bowl and treats that are easy to find for fun. Cookies can be made a day or two in advance, but decorate them on the day of serving.

Ingredients you need:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1- teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1- teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar 
  • 2- large eggs 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin purée
  • Chocolate Buttercream:
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 
  • 2- sticks (1 cup) of unsalted butter at room temperature 
  • 2- teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 84 candy-coated orange, yellow and brown peanut butter candies
  • 12 flower-shaped ginger cookies
  • 12 glazed donut holes 
  • 24 candy eyeballs 
  • 12 pieces of candy corn 
  • 4- red round or heart-shaped sugared jelly candies 
  • 12 peanut-shaped peanut butter cookies 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper.

For the cupcakes

  • Stir the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and eggs together in a large bowl until smooth and light. Whisk in the oil until combined. Whisk in the pumpkin until completely smooth. Add the dry ingredients and fold until the batter is just smooth.  
  • Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes, then remove the cupcakes from the pan and cool on the rack completely. 

For the chocolate buttercream: 

  • Sift the sugar and cocoa onto a piece of parchment paper. Beat the butter and salt in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light, about 1 minute. Add the sugar mixture and beat on low speed until just combined. Add the vanilla and 1-tablespoon cream. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes, adding more cream as needed to make a light, spreadable frosting.  

For decorating: 

  • Put the sugar and a tablespoon of lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until smooth. Add more lemon juice, as needed, to make frosting the consistency of glue. 
  • Use the sugar glue to adhere 7- peanut butter candies to each ginger cookie like the feathers of a turkey's tail. Lay flat until set, about 15 minutes.  
  • To make the heads, cut a small slice from the side of each doughnut hole so the heads will sit flat on the cupcakes. Glue 2 eyeballs on each head. Cut the yellow end from each piece of candy corn and discard it. Use a knife to cut a slit below the eyes ahead and stick in candy corn to make a beak. Repeat with the remaining heads. Cut each of the 4 red jelly candies into 3 half-moons. Glue each to the side of the candy corn for the wattles.  
  • Cut two wings from each peanut butter cookie by laying the cookie horizontally and cutting each side at an angle to make 2- wings; a triangular piece of cookie will be leftover in the middle.
  • Stick the tails into the back of the cupcakes at a slight angle. Add the heads on top and the wings on the sides. 

Serve your Cookies in Style 

When you're serving these cookies, make sure your presentation meets all the checkmarks, as it would compliment the food item you are serving. But, of course, after reading this, if you are feeling like an ape sitting on a tree, then no worries. 

We have an elegant variety of stylish plastic bowls to elevate your serving style. The plastic bowls are made of FDA-approved plastic and are disposable, which lets you have minimal clean-up duties after the party is over. 

Moreover, our style bowls are wholesale disposable, so you can shop them in quantity.  

Happy Thanksgiving Smarties 🦃!

With love Smarty had a Party!

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