Thanksgiving Cookies

Thanksgiving cookies - recipes with the best of fall's flavors.

Glazed Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Glazed Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Dough studded with dried cranberries and a drizzle of sweet, cinnamon-spiced glaze take oatmeal cookies from ordinary to perfect.Helen Rosner
Todd's Snickerdoodles

Todd's Snickerdoodles

Cinnamon-sugar dusted snickerdoodles are always one of the most-requested holiday cookies. Get the recipe for Todd's Snickerdoodles »Noah Fecks
Honey Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Honey Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Honey makes a great substitute for brown sugar. A deep, spicy honey like sourwood works best, though you can experiment with different single varietal honeys for extra flavor.Anna Stockwell
Wedding Cookies

Wedding Cookies

Crumbly powdered sugar coated cookies made with chopped pecans are often served at Southern weddings. This recipe, from Georgia home cook Tweet Moore, first appeared in our November 2013 issue with Wendell Brock's story Southern Belle.Landon Nordeman
Chocolate-Almond Cookies

Chocolate-Almond Cookies (Strazzate)

These traditional crumbly cookies from the Basilicata region of Italy are flavored with Strega, an Italian herbal liqueur. Alternatively, use Galliano, which can be found in most liquor stores. See the recipe for Strazzate »Landon Nordeman
Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps

Wafer thin with a perfect crunch, gingersnaps are delicious alone or alongside fresh apples or pears. See the recipe for Gingersnaps »Quentin Bacon
Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Light and crisp oatmeal cookies make a pleasant alternative to heavier treats. Dip them in melted chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt for a decadent, lacy crunch.Noah Fecks
Jenny's Walnut Cookies

Jenny's Walnut Cookies

Unlike your typical sandwich cookie, these tasty treats are filled with a creamy walnut filling.Christopher Hirsheimer
Anise Seed Cookies (Bizcochitos)

Anise Seed Cookies (Bizcochitos)

These cookies are delicate and crumbly with a light dusting of spicy, sweet cinnamon sugar. It's worth seeking out fresh lard, often carried by butcher shops; it's more flavorful than the supermarket variety.Saveur
Pecan Squares

Pecan Squares

Walnuts may be substituted for pecans in these soft, rich, and chewy cookies.Farideh Sadeghin
Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

This thin, chewy, gently spiced cookie is perfect for dunking into milk.Noah Fecks
Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

Kamut, a strain of wheat that is one of a growing number of alternative grains, makes these cookies extra tender and crumbly. Baker Chad Robertson of Tartine notes to be sure to score the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven; they will be too fragile to cut once cooled. Get the recipe for Shortbread Cookies »Matt Taylor-Gross
Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

An adaptation of Basque Christmas cookies, these crumbly harinados are made with ground up pistachios and a blend of gluten-free flours.Noah Fecks
Turtleback Cookies

Turtleback Cookies

Traeger's Bakery in Demopolis, Alabama first popularized these soft spice cookies, which are named for their hard cinnamon glaze that glistens like a glossy turtle shell.Farideh Sadeghin
Spiced-Walnut Cookies

Spiced-Walnut Cookies

Use this nutty, lightly spiced dough with your favorite leaf-shaped cookie cutters for perfect Thanksgiving cookies. See the RecipeDavid Graham