The Best Fall Cookie Recipes

LAST UPDATED: Sep 28, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Aug 29, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

The best Fall Cookies to savor the flavors of the season and fill your home with the most incredible aroma! Feed your fall loving soul with these fall cookie recipes that make your home smell like potpourri!

fall cookies stacked next to a rolling pin

I’ve always wondered why Christmas cookies get to have all of the fun. As soon as I’m out of swimsuit season, I’m more than ready for baking season.

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!

I LOVE the flavors of fall. I truly can’t get enough and it’s such a perfect time to bake! Don’t skip these can’t miss baking guides: The Ultimate Guide to Baking with Apples, 50 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes and The Best Pumpkin Dessert Roundup!

Keep scrolling for 40 individual cookie recipes. At the bottom of each post you’ll find the printable recipe card!

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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!

A white marble surface with peanut butter and chocolate fall cookies.

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!

There are Fall Cookies to suit everyone’s cravings! Let’s get started, shall we?

Learn How to Ship cookies – perfect for gifting!

A gold baking pan full of a monster cookie recipe for fall baking

Tips

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
Carmelita fall cookies on a marble surface.

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!

Seasoning Blends for Baking

Don’t miss these incredible seasoning blends you can make at home- saving you time and money!

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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