10 Easy Thanksgiving Cookie Recipes

Easy thanksgiving cookies
Easy thanksgiving cookies

If you're like most people smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, you're getting tired just thinking about all the things you could be cooking up for Thanksgiving dinner. Smartly, you look for shortcuts every single chance you get. Which is why you should really check out these super easy cookies you can make for your guests this turkey day.

Not only will these take you, like, no time at all, but your holiday dinner guests will think you're kind of amazing for serving them up in addition to the turkey and all the fixins. And you know what? You totally are.

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Here are 10 super easy cookies to make for Thanksgiving.

Pillsbury Turkey Cookies

You know what's the easiest thing to do? Start with a roll of cookie dough so you don't even have to mix it up. These adorable cookies from the people at Pillsbury only require a roll of sugar cookie dough, candy corn, chocolate baking bits, and icing. Behold the cuteness (picture above).

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

This is taking your basic oatmeal cookie recipe and pumping it up for the holiday. You'll appreciate that extra ingredient when you bite into this moist flavor-o-rama.

Cinnamon Candy Corn Cookie Pops

With a kid and adult version of these cookie pops, everyone will be happy around the Thanksgiving dinner table.

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Almond Snickerdoodles

A lovely festive twist on the traditional snickerdoodle, add almond flour to your grocery list and whip these right up.

Meringue Cookies

A decadent treat that has few ingredients and takes no time to make. You will, however, be waiting while they cook in the oven for a few hours. That's okay, you can use that time to plan the rest of your menu.

Thanksgiving Pilgrim's Hat Cookies

This mom did the smart thing and learned from making "witch hat" cookies for Halloween. Re-purposed for T-day, she shows you how to throw together an adorable cookie in no time. Really, no time at all.

Peanut Buttercup Cookies

Let me tell you people, this recipe is not only easy but a major crowd pleaser as well. I have a friend who used to make these and we begged her all year round to deliver them to our office. Yet, she stuck to the holidays. You can do the same.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot cocoa in a cookie? You bet your fall weather butt. The Naptime Chef manages to whip these up during, you guessed it, naptime. So you can mix these delicious cookies up super fast as well.

Pumpkin Cookies

Straight up pumpkin cookies will please your guests. Throw in some cranberries and they'll be so impressed, they'll beg you for this recipe. Don't give it to them or they'll know how easy it was for you to wow them.

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maybe you're feeling it's time for a healthier snack since you've got all that pie hanging around. Quick and easy, you can fool your entire family with these healthy yet delicious chickpea chocolate chip cookies.

Image via Pillsbury

Written by April Peveteaux on Cafemom's blog, The Stir.

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