The Best Fall Cookie Recipes You Can Find!
When the weather gets colder, many of us get the urge to bake. Fall is the perfect time to settle down with a cup of hot chocolate and a sweet treat. We’ve rounded up 23+ amazing fall cookie recipes to make this autumn the most delicious ever! You’ll find all your favorite fall flavors among these recipes, as well as some super easy fall decorated cookies that are perfect for the kids.
So, what are you waiting for? Pick your favorite autumn cookies from the list below; grab your apron, and let’s start baking. Your house will smell like the warm spices of fall in no time.
Fall Decorated Cookies
These fall decorated cookies will be a huge hit with the kids. We’ve included a few no-bake cookies for those of you who have a sweet tooth but don’t exactly love baking.
Our Harvest Corn Pops are so adorable for Thanksgiving or anytime during fall. They’re made with Nutter Butters, candy melts, and Reese’s Pieces. They’ll be a big hit at your fall get-togethers!
Here’s another fall cookie idea using Nutter Butters that’s so easy to put together. Turn those cookies into adorable scarecrows using candy corn, candy melts, shredded wheat cereal, and graham crackers. Wouldn’t they make a delightful classroom treat?
Pumpkin spice is the official flavor of fall—at least it’s one of our favorites. These pumpkin spice cookies look like a professional baker made them, but they’re simple enough to make at home yourself. The flood icing makes it easy to decorate these cookies quickly.
Make these beautiful leaf cookies to celebrate the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves outside. The sugar cookies are easier to make than you’d think. You’ll need red, orange, and yellow gel food coloring as well as some orange sanding sugar to finish them off.
Fall M&M Cookies from Kleinworth & Co.:
Once you learn to make these, you’ll never need another chocolate chip and M&M cookie recipe again. It’s so easy to change out the color of M&Ms and type of chocolate chips for each season, and they always look beautiful.
These fall cookies are chock full of spices like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and others that are popular in autumn.
If you’re looking for a healthier cookie, try our autumn trail mix cookies that are packed with cranberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, raisins, and chocolate chips, just for good measure. They’d make a great snack if you go for a fall hike with the family.
Crazy for caramel apples? You’ll fall in love with these caramel apple cookies with flavors of apple cider, cinnamon, and lots of gooey caramel. You get the taste of bitter apple and sweet caramel in one convenient bite.
Butter pecan is a classic flavor that doesn’t get enough credit these days. Bake these, and your kitchen will smell incredible! Buttery vanilla, brown sugar, maple, and toasted pecan flavors come together in a delicious, chewy cookie.
We can’t get enough cinnamon in fall, and these cinnamon buttercream cookie sandwiches look divine! The cookies are super soft, and the buttercream melts in your mouth. It’s like a whoopie pie for fall!
Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies from Anderson + Grant:
Get the fall flavors you know and love in a single cookie. They have a crispy sugar coating on the outside but are soft and chewy on the inside.
Fall Haystack Cookies from Oh My Creative:
Have you made haystack cookies before? They’re a popular fall treat, and they’re so easy to make—no baking involved. You simply need chow mein noodles, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. We’ve tried these with butterscotch baking chips before as well, and they’re out of this world good.
This is a classic fall cookie, but if you’ve never really cared for the flavors of cloves and nutmeg, you’ll like this version with plenty of cinnamon instead. They’re even better the next day after they’re made.
Fresh shredded apple and sweet butterscotch are in these delicious cookies that your family won’t be able to get enough of.
For a healthier version that’s nut-free, vegan, and can be made gluten-free, try these apple butter brown sugar cookies. They’re soft and have just a hint of apple butter flavor, which is perfect for fall.
If you like traditional oatmeal raisin cookies, you’ll love nibbling on these with golden raisins and topped with a sweet vanilla drizzle.
And here are even more delicious autumn cookies that will make terrific homemade gifts for friends and neighbors.
You’re going to love these cookies made with vanilla instant pudding mix, chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, and a few other simple ingredients. They’re the perfect cookie to take to a potluck or a bake sale.
You MUST add these decadent cookies to your holiday baking list for fall and winter. These yummy pumpkin cookies are dressed up with gooey centers and a salty pecan crunch on top.
Caramel Apple Pie Cookies from Cincy Shopper:
These tasty morsels are like miniature pies in cookie form. But that’s no reason to be intimidated by them; they’re surprisingly easy to make. Wouldn’t they make amazing cookies for a church bake sale or fall festival?
Kids and adults alike get such a kick out of these acorn-shaped cookies. The best part is that they’re no-bake! You’ll use ‘Nilla wafers, Hershey’s kisses, and a couple of other ingredients to pull these simple fall cookies together.
These light, crunchy cookies are the perfect cookie for grown-ups for autumn. They’re made with wine, and if you prefer cookies that aren’t overly sweet, this is the recipe for you.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting from Domestically Blissful:
Sometimes, a yummy cookie is made even more delicious with frosting. That’s the case with these pumpkin spice cookies coated in maple cream cheese frosting. They’re soft, moist, chewy, and full of fall flavor. You could also add nuts or raisins to them if you like.
Get your pumpkin fix with these tasty pumpkin sugar fall cookie recipe complete with pumpkin spice drizzle. The drizzle is entirely optional, but it’s worth the effort.
Apple Pie White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Anderson + Grant:
Applesauce, apple pie spices, and white chocolate chips come together to make these deliciously chewy cookies that are sure to become a new fall favorite.
Finally, if you’d like to give someone the gift of fall cookies, this Thankful Cookie Jar is such a cute idea. Use the free printables to make labels for your own jars, and hand them out to family, friends, and neighbors.
Pin this list of fall cookie recipes so you can indulge your sweet tooth this autumn!
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
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