Fall cookie ideas are an enjoyable way to mark this special season. Not only will they add beautiful decor to your dessert table, but they can also make great treats for family and friends!
Cocoa makes chocolate peanut butter cookies even more delectable, and this egg-free recipe can even accommodate those with food allergies.
Caramel Apple Cookies
These delicious cookies feature chunks of apple and caramel for an irresistibly decadent fall treat! Simple to make and deliciously satisfying to munch on all season long – you may just find yourself craving these treats for all your festive holiday events or everyday snacking!
Mix butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy in a large mixing bowl. Gradually beat in eggs one at a time along with vanilla, until well combined. Next, stir in flour, baking soda, and salt, fold in apples and pecans before rolling out tablespoon-sized cookies, and placing onto parchment-lined baking sheets to chill for several minutes before baking.
Bake the cookies for 12-13 minutes, until the tops of them have set and turned golden brown. Allow to cool on the pan for several minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Drizzle with caramel sauce while still warm before placing them into an airtight container to be enjoyed within 4-5 days after baking – these treats also make excellent additions for parties or potlucks!
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Fall cookie recipes are an easy and delicious way to express your love to family and friends, and send a care package through the mail. Postage may be more costly for some, but being surprised with a delicious treat can bring immense satisfaction.
These cookies are both quick and delicious to make! Perfect for any special event or celebration, you can personalize this recipe to suit any taste or filling preference imaginable – from traditional vanilla cream filling to delicious dulcet filling options! Don’t miss this sweet, creamy icing that everyone will surely adore.
These festive cinnamon roll cookies add a festive and fun flair to the morning! Though more complex than some of the cookies on this list, they remain easy enough for any baker. This pinwheel cookie technique involves spreading butter and filling over a layer of dough before rolling tightly before adding a thin layer of brown sugar on top to help seal it closed – ideal for keeping mornings bright! Enjoy these treats with coffee or tea to brighten your morning!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate and peanut butter make an unforgettable cookie combination, making these delectable treats simple to create yet packed with flavor! The peanut butter filling adds depth while the chocolate cookie dough can be dusted with sugar to add a sweet touch.
These cookies combine cocoa with brown sugar to add depth of molasses-y sweetness and vanilla for an exquisite combination. Plus they feature subtle crunch from peanut butter and powdered sugar on top!
Cookies are often baked at high temperatures for a shorter timeframe to maintain soft centers, although you can alter this timescale as desired if desired.
These cookies are simple to make, with the dough ready in no time! Once cool, spread a layer of peanut butter frosting before topping each one off with chocolate ganache for an irresistibly sweet treat that you can decorate further by drawing polka dots or simply dusting with more sugar! Enjoy your masterpiece!
Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting
These fall cookies were grandma-approved, boasting all the flavors of autumn. Soft and chewy with an irresistibly decadent brown butter icing, these treats can be sandwiched together to form an apple pie-esque treat!
These cookies feature the perfect combination of orange and spice for the perfect autumn treat! Plus, they’re made from a cake mix, simplifying the process!
These cookies combine brown sugar, malt and pumpkin in an irresistibly tasty combination that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Perfect for pairing with coffee or tea!
These Pumpkin Blossom Cookies are a fun take on the classic Hershey’s Kiss cookie, featuring chocolatey centers surrounded by pumpkin-flavored icing for a delightful cookie that would be great for fall parties and children’s treats alike. These adorable pumpkin blossoms would also be great to serve at Halloween events!
These classic fall cookies are sure to please, with their delicious combination of cinnamon and maple flavorings. Perfect for cookie exchanges and holiday gatherings, or enjoy an afternoon treat alongside a tall glass of milk on a cool afternoon!
These cookies differ from traditional snickerdoodles in that they use dark molasses instead of light, and incorporate ginger for an added spiced flair. Before baking, they’re coated in cinnamon sugar for that classic snickerdoodle shape.
For best results when making these snickerdoodles, it’s crucial to use unsulfured dark molasses. Not only does its richer flavor outshone other types of molasses, but its thickness also means chewier cookies with less flat surfaces!
This recipe calls for cream of tartar; if it is unavailable or you prefer something different, baking powder can be substituted instead. However, doing so will result in slightly less dense and chewy cookies; they still can be rolled in cinnamon sugar prior to baking; they just may have lighter textures!
Pumpkin Spice Macaron Cookies
Macarons are delicate French cookies with multiple variations in colors, flavors, and shapes that can be produced using any number of techniques. As they bake, macarons develop a thin tacky skin known as a pellicle, which helps them retain their height and shape – though newbie bakers might find these daunting. However, this recipe from patissier Eric Ngo is both simple and foolproof!
Ngo’s macarons feature a pumpkin spice buttercream filling nestled between two almond flour meringue shells for an irresistibly delicious and festive Halloween treat! Perfect for parties!
For best results, following the recipe precisely and being patient during the baking process is essential. Also, ensure your eggs are room temperature as cold egg whites won’t whip as effectively; additionally adding 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar will help stabilize meringue to prevent cracking of cookies during piped filling process. Refrigerating macarons before filling should help set their icing and harden the meringue shells a few hours prior to serving will ensure their success!
Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookies
Pumpkin Spice cake mix cookies are a fall family classic! Quick to bake and delicious no matter if frosted or not. Plus they can easily be customized by adding powdered sugar or chocolate chips as additional add-ins.
Many cake mix cookie recipes call for adding too much water, oil, and eggs, resulting in runny batter. Instead, this recipe uses moisture from canned pumpkin to create thick cookie dough that can easily be scooped out.
Combine cake mix, pumpkin puree, and egg in a large mixing bowl until well mixed. Fold in chocolate chips before dropping the cookies by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes; the cookies may appear underdone initially but will cook as they cool.
Use high quality canned pumpkin for this recipe, or make with other cake mix flavors, such as yellow or white cake mixes. For the spice topping, jarred pumpkin pie spice works nicely, or combine cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ground cloves into one mix for maximum effect.
Pumpkin Spice Brown Butter Cookies
Those who enjoy snickerdoodles will adore these pumpkin spice ones with their extra special twist – brown butter makes these treats even more irresistible!
Melt the butter over medium heat while continually stirring with a wooden spoon until it reaches a light golden color, this may take 15 minutes or so. Transfer the finished butter to a heat proof bowl and set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Meanwhile, in a large electric mixer bowl combine the granulated and brown sugars with softened butter before gradually adding pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla extract while on low speed of the mixer.
Use a cookie scoop to form mounds of dough on prepared baking sheets, then dip each cookie in cinnamon sugar mixture before topping with additional crumbs for decorative effect. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes while rotating your sheet halfway through cooking time – they should become slightly puffy in the center yet underbaked.