Savor the season with the best Fall Cookie recipes that embrace the flavors of fall – pumpkin, apple, spice, brown butter and so much more!
Why let Christmas cookies have all of the fun? As soon as I’m out of swimsuit season, I’m more than ready for baking season and all of my favorite fall cookies!
These Fall Cookie recipes will make you the envy of your neighborhood party or cookie exchange. Baking up some fall cookies will be the ultimate warm and cozy way to create the fragrance and flavors of fall right in your own kitchen!
This post is continually updated with fresh content and recipes – current update is September 7, 2021.
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In addition to sharing tips to soften butter and cream cheese, brown butter, ship or store cookies and my favorite fall spices to use, I have have compiled more than 40 fall cookie recipes to bake and enjoy! Click to visit each recipe for a full printable recipe card.
You’ll find all of your favorite flavors of the season including
Cinnamon Sugar, Allspice, pumpkin, oatmeal, salted caramel, apple, peanut butter brown butter, maple and so much more!
Tips to Make Fall Cookies
microwave in short increments
create a warm water bath
cut into cubes
leave it out on the counter
microwave in short increments
use a rolling pin
create a warm water bath
Melt butter over medium heat.
Swirl until it turns slightly brown in color and reaches a nutty aroma.
How to Store Cookies
Room Temperature – Most cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to a week at room temperature. To keep cookies crisp, add a paper towel. To keep them chewy, add a slice of bread.
Freeze – Freeze cookies brought to room temperature, in an airtight container or using two freezer bags to prevent freezer odor from seeping in up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to enjoy.
How to Ship cookies – perfect for gifting! Printable Baking Worksheets
Keep any of these on hand for the best tips and tricks, because you never know when you’ll need help with measurements or conversions!
Fall Cookie Seasoning Blends
Don’t miss these incredible seasoning blends you can make at home- saving you time and money!
Fall Cookie Exchange
I’ve always dreamed about doing an annual Christmas cookie baking day, but never manage to squeeze it into the
busiest month of the year, so I really love having my sister over for an annual baking day to bake dozens of Fall Cookies!
These are our favorite fall cookie recipes that made the cut, because it’s only the best for you! There’s nothing quite like fresh cookies coming out of the oven, so go ahead and make a batch – or three, and let us know what you think!
Now let’s get to the recipes! Click through for a full printable recipe for each option…enjoy!
Glazed Apple Pie Spice Cookies are thick, chewy and full of fall flavor drizzled with apple cider glaze that after one taste, you’ll want to use on all your cakes and cookies!
These oatmeal brickle cookies are made with toffee bits for a delicious sweet treat. Easy to make, these tasty cookies will be a hit with the whole family!
Have you ever had Gooey Butter? It’s a St. Louis favorite made famous by Paula Deen.
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cookies are a fun twist on the dessert in cooke form, with pumpkin, of course!
Thick, chewy, fudgy Chocolate Turtle Cookies are stuffed with Rolos and topped with pecans and sea salt. Basically what dreams are made of.
Incredible Cinnamon Sugar Cookies topped with
Cinnamon Frosting made with butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and staple ingredients.
They’re a blend of a snickerdoodle and sugar cookie that you’ll make time and time again.
Chocolate Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies are so irresistible and easy to make – pro tip: enjoy them warm!
Cheesecake Cookies (with Caramel) are the best of both worlds – cheesecake in cookie form, stuffed with caramel. What more could you ask for?
If you love fall spices, these Sugar and Spice Shortbread Cookies are for you!
With just three staple ingredients + a few spices you can whip them up on a chilly, rainy day without having to leave your home!
Monster Mash Cookies are a fun twist on Monster Cookies for Halloween.
Thick, chewy Monster Cookie recipe loaded with pretzels, salted caramel chips, Reese’s Pieces and candy corn that will make you feel like a kid again.
The best recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Get the secrets that make these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies better than the rest.
Made with simple store bought ingredients, these delicious cookies come together quickly and easily and they are one of my family’s favorite treats!
You’ve had sugar cookies, but for fall, try Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies – they have a hint of molasses flavor and beautiful color for the season.
For even more chocolate peanut butter flavor, try these Thick, Chewy Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies!
Pumpkin Cookies are a always a fall favorite and these soft, chewy
Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are no exception.
They are melt-in-your mouth delicious with and topped with Cream Cheese Glaze.
These soft and chewy Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are naturally gluten-free and so easy to make!
With just a few simple ingredients, no one will ever know this is a cookie recipe without flour. Simple and sweet, you won’t be able to resist that classic peanut butter and chocolate combination!
The best M&M Cookies that are bakery quality, without a lot of effort! Get the secrets that make this M and M cookie recipe better than the rest!
No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are easy to make, packed with protein and stuffed with Reese’s Pieces for good measure.
They’re made with just 7 ingredients and are ready to devour in 10 minutes!
There’s nothing more fall than pecan pie! Now you can enjoy it in cookie form with these thin, chewy Pecan Pie Cookies!
Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies are so good! They’re the ultimate sweet and salty treat!
Latte Joy Espresso Cookies are a delightful taste of fall with a hint of espresso, beautiful crunch and luxurious cream!
Snickerdoodles are the quintessential fall cookie! Soft, chewy and rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking!
Easy No Bake Cookies are all things fall – peanut butter, pretzels, nuts, butterscotch and marshmallow with M&M’s for good measure.
Drizzled a little chocolate sauce on top to make them out of this world delicious!
Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Cookies made with brown butter, for a rich, fall flavor.
This Oatmeal Coconut Cookie recipe is a twist on an old favorite – they’re quick and easy to make for a last minute snack.
Get the delicious buttery oatmeal texture with gooey caramel of a carmelita bar wrapped into carmelita cookies!
You can make a huge batch in just 20 minutes and they are a hit with everyone who tries them! They are perfect fall cookies.
Oatmeal Lace Cookies are a thin, chewy oatmeal cookie with a deliciously sugary taste, that are stackable for easy gifting.
They are made with just 7 staple ingredients and are so quick and easy to make!
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars that are gluten free, sweet and salty and oh so delicious!
This easy Peanut Butter Bars recipe uses just five ingredients – peanut butter, chocolate chips, butter, chips and powdered sugar.
Salted Caramel Sugar Cookies is my most popular fall cookie recipes of all time and it’s no wonder why!
They’re so soft and delicious. Add a few flakes of sea salt for even more flavor!
These salted caramel chocolate chip cookies stand about the rest. Stuffed with a Rolo, they become salted caramel chocolate chip cookies – otherwise known as happiness!
With pantry ingredients and simple to make, this is about to become your favorite cookie recipe!
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Puffs are the culmination of two of my favorite things!
Otherwise known as fluffernutter, these Peanut Butter Marshmallow Puffs are yet another delicious fall cookie recipe.
These salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars are the ultimate combination of sweet and salty flavors, and just as easy as a sheet of cookies.
A decadent caramel sauce creates a chewy, buttery flavor that combines with a burst of sweet chocolate chips for a treat your family will inhale!
A twist on the classic Crinkle Cookies – made with brown butter (which if you’ve been reading for a while, know is my favorite way to enhance any sweet baking recipe or savory dish!)
Get the recipe for Brown Butter Crinkles here!
Easy Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Bars recipe with a twist! It’s a perfectly portioned square with a buttery graham cracker crust and homemade caramel sauce that is absolutely divine.
Perfect to serve as a fun and festive Thanksgiving dessert. Sweet and salty never tasted so good!
I thought Cookie Butter was one of the best inventions ever until I integrated it into No Bake Cookie Butter Bars – now I think this recipe is the best invention ever.
They melt in your mouth! I’ve yet to make them when guests haven’t begged for the recipe.
Melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies infused with fall flavor using apple butter and apple cider.
It’s the subtle twist that captures the essence of fall and makes these Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies irresistible!
These chocolate sugar cookies are so easy and quick to make and you can make a huge batch in less than 15 minutes!
Perfect for cookie exchanges and any time of the year, they are deliciously sweet and topped with the best buttercream icing.
Peanut Butter Cookies. These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are as good or better than classic peanut butter cookies! Healthy
You’ll love these easy, low calorie peanut butter cookies that are naturally gluten free!
I love incorporating butter into just about everything, but there’s something magical that happens when butter mixes with brown sugar and toffee that I find irresistible.
These butter toffee cookies are no exception. I top them with my signature ingredient – sea salt.
White chocolate chips, chunks of salty pretzels and toffee bits are combined to create toffee chocolate chip cookies that are the ULTIMATE sweet and salty indulgence.
These crunchy and chewy Kitchen Sink Cookies are everything you’ve ever craved wrapped into one delicious cookie!
I decided to see what happened when I browned butter for my melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies and the result was more than I could have ever hoped for.
This browned butter sugar cookie recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and salty, perfect for fall. I topped them off with browned buttercream icing for good measure.
Nothing screams fall like football, and these darling chocolate and peanut butter truffles are the best kind of no-bake cookie combo! Touchdown!