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Let’s be real — dessert is the best part about Thanksgiving dinner. So to help you prepare, here are five Thanksgiving cookie recipes worth trying.

Fall Maple Leaf Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are basic, but sugar cookies shapes like maple leaves are fantastic and festive. The recipe below is simple, yet the end result is a beautiful Thanksgiving treat.  To make these, you’ll need a sugar cookie recipe, a maple leaf cookie cutter, pastry piping bags, toothpicks, and icing in fall colors (red, orange, and yellow).

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Pumpkin Pie is an essential Thanksgiving dessert.  These cookies won’t replace them but will be a good sidekick. To make these, you’ll need to have some skills when it comes to icing cookies. We think you’ll nail it, though.

Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry is great as a side dish, or in a shortbread cookie. This recipe calls for dried cranberries, butter, icing sugar, salt, vanilla extract, flour, cornstarch, and a sweet tooth.

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

Thanksgiving season is still pumpkin spice season, so these cookies are a must. And these aren’t just plain ol’ pumpkin cookies; They’re pumpkin oatmeal cookies with a maple syrup glaze. They are also perfect for Halloween.

Turkey Leg Cookies

After you finish stuffing your face with turkey at the meal, you can stuff your face with a turkey leg cookie. They are cute, and the tutorial below really breaks down how to make them just perfect.