The Best Fall Cookies to Savor the Flavors of the Season

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  • 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 ready for baking season. Each year my friend Michael of Inspired by Charm create a total of 10 new Fall Cookies to celebrate what we call Fall Cookie Week! These Fall Cookie recipes will make you the envy of your neighborhood party or cookie exchange.

    fall cookie week stamped cookies stacked on a napkin

    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!

    We have a range of fall cookie recipes from pumpkin cookies to oatmeal, spice, salted caramel, apple, peanut butter, brown butter, maple and so much more! Basically, all of your favorite fall flavors wrapped into delicious cookies. There’s something for everyone!

    Let’s get started, shall we?

    The Best Fall Cookies

    Calling all toffee lovers! You have to try Oatmeal Brickle Cookies

    oatmeal brickle cookies on a cookie sheet with hand pulling them out of oven

    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!

    pumpkin cookies on a cooling rack

    Cheesecake Cookies (with Caramel) are the best of both worlds – cheesecake in cookie form, stuffed with caramel. What more could you ask for?

    fall cookie week - Caramel Cheesecake Cookies

    If you love fall spices, these Sugar and Spice Shortbread Cookies are for you! With just 3 staple ingredients + a few spices you can whip them up on a chilly, rainy day without having to leave your home!

    stamped shortbread cookies

    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!

    Incredible not-too-sweet Salted Caramel Sugar 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.

    Peanut Butter Marshmallow Puffs | Fluffernutter Cookies

    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!

    the best crinkle cookies recipe with a twist

    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.

    no bake cookie butter bars 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!

    frosted apple butter sugar cookies

    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!

    iced sugar cookies that taste like apple pie

    Thick, chewy, fudgy Chocolate Turtle Cookies are stuffed with Rolos and topped with pecans and sea salt. Basically what dreams are made of.

    chocolate turtle cookies stuffed with caramel

    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.

    cinnamon frosting

    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.

    halloween cookies

    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.

    oatmeal cookies with coconut

    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.

    pumpkin sugar cookies recipe

    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!

    peanut butter oatmeal cookies

    Snickerdoodles are the quintessential fall cookie! Soft, chewy and rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking!

    Soft and fluffy snickerdoodle cookies on a white countertop. #easysnickerdoodlecookierecipe #softsnickerdoodlerecipe

    Latte Joy Espresso Cookies are a delightful taste of fall with a hint of espresso, beautiful crunch and luxurious cream!

    latte sandwich cookies

    There’s nothing more fall than pecan pie! Now you can enjoy it in cookie form with these thin, chewy Pecan Pie Cookies!

    pecan pie cookie recipe

    Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies are so good! They’re the ultimate sweet and salty treat!

    peanut butter cookie recipe stuffed with snickers candy bars

    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.

    sweet and salty dessert - brown sugar cookies

    Chocolate Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies are so irresistible and easy to make – pro tip: enjoy them warm!

    chewy chocolate stuffed peanut butter cookies recipe

    For even more chocolate peanut butter flavor, try these Thick, Chewy Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies!

    how to make bakery style chocolate cookies

    These 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!

    quick and easy no bake cookies recipe

    More Fall Cookie Recipes

    These Black and White Pumpkin Cookies  are a fall twist on the classic Black and White Cookie. Made with pumpkin and fall spices they are a delicious treat for the autumn season.

    Best fall cookie recipes | perfectly pumpkin

    Some people might think of carrot cake as a spring treat, but with spices like cinnamon and ginger, plus the opportunity to use farm-fresh carrots, it is ideal for fall. It only makes sense to turn this beloved cake into a frosted, soft cookie – Frosted Carrot Cake Cookies

    carrot cake cookie

    S’mores Cookie Cups are a combination of chocolatey candy sunk into a gooey marshmallow on top of a graham cracker cookie. It’s the ultimate one bite s’more!


    Pumpkin Pie Fudge – I can hear what you’re thinking: “Michael, fudge is not a cookie.” Well, in my family, we put fudge in the cookie category. Be it autumn or the coming holidays, when we make up a cookie tray we include fudge, brownies, and/or cookie bars. Different shapes, textures, and flavors are a must. – Michael Wurm, Inspired by Charm

    pumpkin pie fudge recipe

    Apple Cinnamon Cookie Bars are assembled in one pan resulting in dozens of cookies with just one trip to the oven. So, if you’re in a pinch and need cookies fast, these are the way to go.


    Caramel Apple Butter Snickerdoodles are a fun fall twist on the classic – stuffed with caramel! Warm them for 10 seconds for a truly magical experience!

    Caramel Apple Butter Snickerdoodles Cookies | Best Cookie Recipes

    Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies are basic shortbread cookies topped with caramel, sea salt flakes and a drizzle of chocolate for good measure. Hello, fall!

    inspired by charm cookie recipe
    Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies by Inspired by Charm

    Made on clothespins, these Pumpkin Spice Cream Horns (Lady Locks) are a flaky sweet treat filled with a pumpkin spice cream that tastes just like pumpkin pie. This recipe makes the perfect fall dessert!

    fall cookie recipes

    If you enjoy the bold taste of espresso paired with the seasonal flavor of real pumpkin spice, then you’re going to love these Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies.

    fall cookie recipes

    Shaped like squirrels and acorns, these Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cookies are a fun and delicious way to celebrate fall.

    fall cookies

    I hope you enjoy these fall cookie recipes as much as we do. They’re perfect for indulging on all your favorite fall flavors, but also make great gifts!

    Just in case you plan to ship your cookies, I have tips for you. 

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