As the leaves display vibrant hues and a crisp chill fills the air, there's no denying that fall has arrived in all its glory. And what better way to embrace the season than seeking indulgence in freshly baked cookies that capture autumn? From the comforting aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg to the sweet indulgence of pumpkin and apple, these 25 best fall cookie recipes will make you look forward to autumn all year long.
Low in fat and packed with protein and fiber, these Oatmeal Cookies are a healthier alternative to store-bought ones. Dried dates and cranberries add natural sweetness, while flax seeds give them a hint of nuttiness. These oatmeal cookies are amazingly satisfying and won't weigh you down even if you gobble up a whole batch. Consider tossing a handful of chopped almonds or pecans into the dough for extra crunch.
These fall cookies are a delightful fusion of earthy pumpkin, hearty oats, and the sweet indulgence of chocolate chips. You can even count on these super-filling oatmeal cookies when you need a Kickstarter breakfast, thanks to their wholesome ingredients. Perfect for cozy fall evenings with a cup of tea or as an accompaniment to your pumpkin spice latte.
A trio of mini chocolate chips, crunchy pecans, and vanilla in these chocolate chip pecan cookies makes them a stand-out addition to your fall dessert menu. The combination of chocolate and pecans is a timeless classic that never disappoints, while non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt adds subtle creaminess. Get creative with your mix-ins, including butterscotch chips, dried fruits, or raisins.
When it comes to scrumptious fall treats, nothing compares to the rich and gooey satisfaction of chocolate these fudge crinkle cookies. Imagine biting into a soft, fudgy center with a beautifully crinkled exterior. The rich cocoa flavor will satisfy your chocolate cravings, and you'll love the cinnamon scent infused in each bite. These cookies are perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a warm cup of hot chocolate.
These mini peanut butter cookies are undoubtedly the kiddy version of the traditional ones and will be an instant hit with your little ones. The rich, creamy allure of peanut butter blended with vanilla warmth and the subtle sweetness of brown sugar. A perfect balance of sweet and salty, and their miniature size makes you devour one after another until you have them all.
Want to impress your guests? Whip up a batch of vanilla cookies. Want to knock their socks off? Place your bets on these Simple Vanilla Caramel Cookies. The recipe involves creating a caramel mixture, combining it with a simple cookie dough, and baking it to golden perfection. Enjoy them as a teatime snack or dessert to end a meal.
Want to enjoy the moist texture of a carrot cake and the classic taste of oatmeal cookies in a single treat? This carrot cake cookie recipe is a lazy person's indulgence who wants to savor the taste of a classic carrot cake but doesn't want the fuss of baking that comes along. The sweetness of the raisins and coconut complements the nutty undertones of the shredded carrots, while the cream cheese glaze adds that signature carrot cake touch.
Cinnamon rolls have made us fall head over heels for a long time, and you can expect nothing less from these Cinnamon Roll Cookies. Buttery soft cookies swirled with cinnamon sugar and topped with milk, butter, and powdered sugar icing. These cinnamon cookies will disappear fastest from the table among other desserts. With a 5-day shelf life when stored in an airtight container, these cinnamon treats are excellent grab-and-go snacks throughout the week.
With a tender crumb and rich, buttery flavor, these shortbread cookies are a beloved favorite for obvious reasons. These buttery delights feature the magical trio of only 3 ingredients, including salted butter, icing sugar, and all-purpose flour, yet shine bright on your Holiday dinner table among other desserts. The mild sweetness of these shortbread cookies makes them suitable for anyone trying to avoid overly sugary desserts.
These snickerdoodles are a brown butter twist on the classic pumpkin snickerdoodles, blending the brown butter richness and the aromatic flavors of autumn spices. An egg yolk in the dough ensures a moist and chewy texture, while baking soda and cream of tartar add a zing. Easy to make and perfect for sharing, these Snickerdoodle cookies capture the essence of the season in every bite.
A delicious mix of cookies and cake, these pumpkin whoopie pies are soft, chewy, and super filling. To ensure precise roundness and consistency, use a cookie scoop when measuring the batter. Spice up the cream cheese frosting with a dash of cinnamon salted caramel to take it up a notch. And let's not forget about the pecans - their pleasant crunch will elevate the pie to a whole new level of decadence.
These cinnamon applesauce cookies bring back memories of those cozy autumn afternoons with Grandma baking. Brown sugar sweetness, cinnamon warmth, and applesauce richness combine to create a cookie that's soft, chewy, and utterly irresistible. Homemade applesauce elevates the cookie flavor while adding natural sweetness and moisture to the batter. These applesauce cookies are an ideal companion to a hot cup of coffee or tea on a chilly evening.
These pillowy pumpkin cookies will be an instant hit in your family and are guaranteed to become the most requested treat, especially by kids. A powdered sugar-cracked crust adds a satisfying crunch to every bite while the cookie itself melts in your mouth. Out of pumpkin pie spice? Don't worry - you can easily whip up your own blend using cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for that delicious autumnal flavor.
These pumpkin-spiced cut-out cookies are nothing short of Halloween on your plate. The cut-out design allows you to get creative with shapes and themes, making them an excellent choice for seasonal events and holidays. Soft on the inside, with sturdy edges that hold their shape while baking, these cut-out cookies don't require chilling the dough. The Pumpkin spice icing itself is a fun element to get your kids involved in the process.
Even cookies have their fair share of comfort food variations and these blending chewy rolled oats and semisweet chocolate chips are the most authentic ones. As you bake these fall cookies, the aroma of cinnamon, butter, and chocolate will fill your kitchen, making it impossible to resist. Sprinkle some sea salt over them, and you'll find yourself devouring them one after another.
Imagine biting into a soft and chewy gingerbread cookie adorned with a creamy and fluffy pumpkin cheesecake filling. And to top it all off, a drizzle of rich and gooey caramel sauce just like a perfect ending. These Gingerbread Cookie Cups will be a show-stopping dessert for your next holiday dinner. Your taste buds will be in heaven with every bite of this Thanksgiving-worthy dessert.
Looking for a grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings? These sweet potato cookies might be just what you need! Made with wholesome ingredients and packed with protein yet without protein powder, these sweet potato breakfast cookies are an excellent way to start your day. They are versatile enough to be enjoyed as a snack and even as a dessert if you toss some chocolate chips into the mix.
These pumpkin-spiced Cookies beautifully capture the essence of pumpkin pie in a delightful cookie format. With the convenience of using cake mix as the base, you'll save time without sacrificing flavor. The addition of quick-cooking oats and pumpkin pie spice elevates these cookies to a whole new level of deliciousness. The sweetness of the frosting, the warmth of pumpkin spice, and the touch of orange zest create a fall masterpiece loved by young and adults alike.
These apple pie cookies are like miniature hand pies that bring all the flavor of apple pie in cookie form. Made with a flakey pie crust and homemade apple pie filling, these cookies are a keeper and will leave you inspired! Enjoy them at room temperature or serve them warm with a dollop of whipped cream for a truly heavenly experience.
The irresistible allure of S'mores cookies is enough to make anyone go wild with delight. Now, imagine the mouth-watering experience that awaits you with these delectable Pumpkin S'mores Cookies. A tender, perfectly spiced pumpkin cookie brimming with luscious chocolate chips, velvety marshmallows, and satisfyingly crunchy Graham crackers bits. Can you think of anything else you would want for dessert?
If you are a coffee fanatic who can't start a day without a tall mug, these Coffee Maple Spritz will be your dessert obsession. The instant espresso powder and maple flavoring in this recipe bring coffee flavor to your cookie jar. They're easy to make, and you can get creative with different shapes and sizes. If you're not a fan of maple flavoring, swap it for vanilla or rum extract.
These Day After Thanksgiving Cookies are a creative and delightful way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers instead of wasting them. A soft, chewy cookie infused with the sweet embrace of canned pumpkin pie filling, the tart zing of whole-berry cranberry sauce, and a medley of authentic fall spices. Their warm, fall flavors and creative use of leftovers make these cookies an absolute must for brunch on the day following the big holiday feast.
With the buttery goodness of shortbread and unmistakable flavor of maple syrup these glazed cookies are yet another fall delight. Butter, sugar, cornstarch, and all-purpose flour combine to form a sweet and buttery cookie dough, while confectioners' sugar and maple syrup create a smooth and sticky glaze. Pair with a hot cup of coffee for a sweet and comforting morning treat.
24. GINGER CRINKLES
Spice up your your holiday baking with these Ginger Crinkles and show off your culinary creativity to your guests. Blending the earthy warmth of ginger, the sweetness of molasses, and the delightful crackle of a perfectly baked cookie, these ginger-infused crinkles are bound to become a fast favorite. Drizzle powdered sugar icing over the cooled cookies for an extra touch of sweetness.
Let the aroma of cinnamon rolls fill your senses with these delectable and divine cinnamon macarons. Delight in their melt-in-the-mouth texture, perfect for a cozy fall day. Enjoy them with a warm cup of tea as a sweet and satisfying dessert or snack. Experiment with different fillings like custard, mousse, ganache, or buttercream to create your own unique twist.