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. From apples, to salted caramel and pumpkin and cinnamon… every kind of cookie you crave is right here!

In fact, we’re sharing our favorite pumpkin sugar cookie recipe card today too – don’t miss it at the end of this post!

A stack of frosted pumpkin sugar cookies on a white 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.
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Peanut Butter Cookies

Apple Pie Spice Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

If you like pecan pie, you will love this Pecan Pie Cookie Recipe. These incredible pecan cookies are thin, caramelized bites of the rich, buttery pecan pie we all love!  Read More

18 mins

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cookies

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cookies

These pumpkin gooey butter cookies are a delicious fall-inspired spin on a St. Louis classic! Moist, gooey and decadent, don’t skip these gooey butter cookies!  Read More

19 mins

Oatmeal Cookies

Frosted Apple Butter Cookies

Frosted Apple Butter Cookies

Melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies infused with fall flavor using apple butter and apple cider. It’s the subtle twist that captures the… Read More

1 hr 18 mins

Bar Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen sink cookies are made with toffee, pretzels and white chocolate chips. They are perfectly crunchy and delightfully chewy, sweet and salty.  Read More

25 mins

Carmelitas

Carmelita Cookies

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 and great for holiday exchanges and Christmas treats! Read More

20 mins

Chocolate Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the best Christmas cookie recipe! White Chocolate Cookies (as I aptly named for the holidays White Christmas Cookies)… Read More

19 mins

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Get the secret that makes these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies better than the rest! These quick and easy crowd-pleasing cookies… Read More

22 mins

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Halloween Sugar Cookies

These simple and sweet Halloween sugar cookies are perfect for little hands! Get the family together and decorate some spooky sweet treats. Read More

20 mins

M&M Cookies

Espresso Cookies

Espresso Cookies

These espresso cookies are a classic buttery shortbread cookie with a delightful crunch and rich espresso flavor. Made with staple ingredients and espresso powder, latte cookies are so easy to make.  Read More

30 mins

Cinnamon Cookies

Soft Snickerdoodles

The Best Soft Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are a fragrant, soft and deliciously classic cookie. This Easy Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe requires only seven ingredients and no refrigeration! If you’re looking for a Soft Snickerdoodle Recipe, you’re in the right place. Read More

 

Salted Caramel Sugar Cookies

Salted Caramel Sugar Cookies

These salted caramel sugar cookies are a thick, soft, chewy sugar cookie, topped with a beautiful pool of salted caramel icing!  Read More

18 mins

No Bake Cookies

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Last but certainly not least, here are our famous pumpkin sugar cookies. Click through to learn more and get the cream cheese glaze recipe, or print the recipe card below!

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

These are soft, chewy pumpkin sugar cookies that are melt-in-your mouth delicious. You’ll love this recipe that features a cream cheese glaze for a little fall flavor you’ll want to savor all year!  Read More

27 mins

A stack of frosted pumpkin sugar cookies on a white surface
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40 Incredible Fall Cookie Recipes: Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Make these deliciously fragrant spiced pumpkin sugar cookies for the ultimate fall treat!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 27 minutes
Servings: 24
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Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • In the fitted bowl of your stand mixer, combine butter, vegetable oil, pumpkin, sugars, vanilla and eggs until smooth.
    ½ cup butter, ½ cup vegetable oil, ½ cup canned pumpkin, 1 cup white granulated sugar, ½ cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 eggs
  • Gradually mix in dry ingredients until incorporated.
    4 cups all purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon cream of tartar, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Drop dough balls onto a cookie sheet and flatten using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake 13 minutes (watch baking time as your oven may vary). Remove to a wire rack to cool for at least 5 minutes.

Julie’s Tips

  • Bake the cookies on a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet.
  • These pumpkin cookies are so easy to frost, too! Find the cream cheese glaze here. 
  • The glazed cookies will harden just enough to stack, but not enough to take away that soft, chewy flavor you’ll love.
Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 933IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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13 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!