Kailley's Carrot Cake Cookies
"These soft, chewy carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting made for the perfect hand-held Thanksgiving dessert!"—Kailley L.
Robyn's Rustic Apple Almond Galette
"After a huge Thanksgiving dinner it's nice to take it down a notch and serve a not too sweet, not too fussy, but tartly satisfying rustic Apple Almond Galette. It's super easy to put together, even the morning of (I know, because I did it). And unlike some other galettes which are only crust and fruit, this one boasts a creamy almond layer that adds a richness to this easy Holiday dessert."—Robyn F.
Deborah's Pumpkin Ale Cookies
"My husband brought home a growler of pumpkin ale for Thanksgiving. I've been experimenting with making sweets with beer, so I couldn't resist stealing some for these cookies. The ale gives them a very subtle pumpkin flavor that pairs well with the spices."—Deborah P.
Sherlonya's Pecan Cream Pie
"A friend told me that there is no greater shame than eating two pieces of traditional pumpkin pie. This Thanksgiving, I came up with an alternative to normal pumpkin and whipped up a pecan cream pie that is more in the style of peanut butter pie."—Sherlonya T.
Posie's Pastry Swans
"Here is a photo of our highly unconventional Thanksgiving dessert. We always serve puff pastry swans, from an old Jacques Pepin recipe. A whimsical take on an eclair—I say this beats out pumpkin pie any day."—Posie H.