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!

Explore a collection of 40 mouthwatering fall cookie recipes.
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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!

Don’t skip these can’t-miss baking guides: The Ultimate Guide to Baking with Apples, 50 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes, 20 Hors d’oeuvres and The Best Pumpkin Dessert Roundup!

A fall cookie with a bite taken out of it.

Fall Cookies

How to Soften Cream Cheese

  • microwave in short increments
  • create a warm water bath
  • cut into cubes

How to Soften Butter

  • leave it out on the counter
  • microwave in short increments
  • slice it
  • use a rolling pin
  • create a warm water bath

How to Brown Butter

  1. Melt butter over medium heat.
  2. 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.

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!

A group of fall cookies on a marble countertop.

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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!

The Most Incredible Fall Cookie Recipes

Get ALL the best fall cookie recipes right here! Just click through for the printable recipe card - there's a little something for everyone with over 40 recipes your family will treasure!

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11 Comments

  1. So many delicious options! And I’m like you – I rather bake in the Fall instead of the busy Christmas season.

  2. I right there with ya. Once fall hits, lets start the baking! All of yours not only look beautiful but I’m sure taste amazing as well!