Thanksgiving Cookies: 5 Festive Recipes for Your Feast

Indian Corn CookiesThrow a cornucopia if you will, but I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie. Oh each year, I dutifully down a piece out of tradition, but all the while I'm doing so, I'm dreaming of how much better those calories could be spent on something I really like. Something like cookies.

Thanksgiving cookies are something to really be thankful for. There is a wide variety of festive recipes that can be added to any feast alongside or even (gasp!) in place of the pie. Here are five amazing Thanksgiving cookie recipes, including this first one for chocolate and caramel turkeys from Kaboose.

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Bag of candy corn (for beak and eyes)
Bag of caramel candy squares (for body)
Chocolate square (for base/feet)
Bag of striped chocolate cookies (for tail and feathers)
Thanksgiving cupcake liners

Use a chocolate square as the base of the turkey. Place it on a microwavable plate.

Unwrap a piece of caramel and stick on top of the chocolate piece for the turkey's body.

Take another piece of caramel and push it down on top of the first caramel to make the head of the turkey.

Take a piece of candy corn and push it down on the top piece of caramel (pointed end out).

This will make the turkey's beak.

Break off the little white tips off two pieces of candy corns and push them both into the top of the same caramel for the turkey's eyes (click on recipe link to see photo).

Take one striped chocolate cookie and apply to the back of the body to form the turkey's feathers.

Put the turkey in the microwave for about eight seconds just so that the candy and cookie can fuse together. (Watch this! Not too much time or it will melt.)

Place your turkey in the freezer for a few minutes to help it set up quicker.

Serve your tasty treat on Thanksgiving-themed cupcake paper.

2. Indian Corn Cookies (pictured above) I am in love with these bright, festive cookies. Kids will love to help make them, and they are a great addition to any buffet.

3. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies With Maple-Marshmallow Cream Filling If you still want to keep pumpkin in the mix, these whoopie pies are the way to go. And go they will, in a flash.

4. Themed Sugar Cookies This recipe for basic rolled sugar cookie dough can be transformed into colorful turkeys, pumpkins, and other festive shapes. Decorate with frosting and other creative touches to jazz them up.

5. Pilgrim Hat Cookies Easier than pie and tastier too (there are peanut butter cups involved), these call for just four ingredients. This is another great recipe to get the kids involved.

Do you make cookies at Thanksgiving? If so, what kind?


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