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25 Glorious Fall Cookies Everyone Will Rave About

In the mood for some fall baking? Try one of these delicious Fall cookies that have all the delicious flavors of the season. Perfect for your Fall Cookie Exchange!

25 best cookie recipes for fall

We had our first round of cool weather last week, when the temperatures dipped down into the 50s overnight and the daytime was sunny and breezy.

It was so beautiful, and it was such a welcomed reprieve from the hot, muggy weather we’ve been having.

That first taste of fall always makes me want to go ALL.IN with the fall decorating and…. Fall baking!

It’s just not enough for it to feel like fall. I want to taste it. Preferable while wrapped in a little blanket on my porch.

All this to say, that I’m seriously craving some pumpkin cookies right now.

Are you with me? Not into pumpkin? No worries!

This list of Fall cookies has all of the best fall flavors covered: we’ve got pumpkin cookies, apple cookies, maple cookies, some chai cookies, quite a few cookies with pecans, plenty of oats, and even some bourbon thrown in for fun.

I searched for hours to find some amazing fall cookie recipes, and I know you’ll love them. Just click the image to go to the recipe (this is a roundup of cookie recipes from around the web).

Scroll through the list below to find the best Fall cookies to bake today.

And if you catch yourself singing a little tune about happy little pumpkins or penning and ode to Fall, by all means please come back and let me know!

Fall Pumpkin Cookies

Oh, yes. We’re starting with pumpkin. Even if you’re not a fan, there’s no denying that pumpkin is the star of the show when it comes to fall baking. And there are so many delicious pumpkin recipes that aren’t pumpkin pie! Give one of these pumpkin cookies a try and maybe you’ll be converted.


Recipe and photo from Jenna Kate at Home

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Try these pumpkin-flavored sugar cookies if you want more of a lighter taste of pumpkin. The recipe uses just 1/2 cup of pumpkin, so it’s just enough to get some pumpkin flavor without it being a full-on pumpkin cookie.


Recipe and photo from My Baking Addiction

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

These are a true pumpkin-lover’s cookie. The recipe calls for 2 cups of pumpkin puree, so you know you’re getting some full-on, delicious pumpkin flavor in every bite. Plus, there’s icing, so…


Recipe and Photo from A Few Shortcuts

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are on my list to make for the kids. They love anything that has mini chocolate chips in them. As their mother I take full credit for that.


Recipe and photo from Let’s Dish Recipes

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Try these pumpkin cookies with caramel icing if the cream cheese icing above isn’t your thing. Actually, now my gears are turning and I’m thinking a pumpkin cookie icing bar is in order, with lots of different delicious fall flavors to top your cookie with. Anyone?


Photo and recipe from Grace and Good Eats

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

I love a good oatmeal cookie and this one does not disappoint. Simple and delicious, with just a few ingredients.


Photo and recipe from Chef in Training

Pumpkin Streusel Pudding Cookies

Yum, pumpkin pudding cookies. ‘Nuff said.


Photo and recipe from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

Pumpkin Spice Latte Whoopie Pies


Fall Cookies with Apple

This is the time for fresh apples from the market. Or, if you’re lucky maybe you live near an apple orchard and can pick your own! We’re going to try to make it out apple picking this weekend and I will definitely be setting some aside for one of the recipes below.


Photo and Recipe from Simple Stacie

Caramel Apple Cookies

All the deliciousness of a caramel apple baked into a delicious cookie. Enjoy!


Photo and recipe from Healthy Helper Blog

Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies

You could make apple pie. Or, you can whip up some of these cute little apple pie thumbprint cookies and call it a day!


Photo and recipe from Mildly Meandering

Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

You’ll love these snickerdoodles with fresh apples baked right in.


Photo and recipe from JM Bakes

Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cookies

Caramel apples are a staple at fall fairs and festivals. I love this cookie version that uses real apples and little candy caramels.


Photo and recipe from Foodal

Harvest Spice Breakfast Cookies

Now we’re talking. These cookies are so packed full of healthy and delicious ingredients, like fresh pears, applesauce, and flaxseeds, that you can eat them for breakfast, or for a snack on the go, and feel pretty good about it.


Photo and recipe from Liv for Cake

Caramelized Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Real chunks of fresh apples cooked with butter and cinnamon and then baked into an oatmeal cookie? Yes, I’ll take a dozen, or two!


Photo and recipe from Inspired by Charm

Frosted Apple Cider Cookies

Fall is the only time of year that I tend to switch out tea for apple cider. Why not make a cookie out of this classic fall flavor?


Photo and recipe from Parsnips and Pastries

Fall Ginger Cookies

This recipe calls for a special ingredient that I’m eager to try: maple sugar. Every use it before? At any rate, the maple plus ginger sounds delicious and perfect for fall.


Photo and recipe from A Farm Girls Dabbles

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

This is quite possibly the fall cookie recipe I’m most excited about making. Ginger molasses cookies are one of my all-time favorite cookies and this recipe requires 0 minutes of chill time. That’s right…you don’t have the chill the dough. Just add ingredients, combine, bake, and eat.


The Rest of the Fall Cookie Recipes

If spicy ginger and butter pecans are more your style, then this section is well worth the wait. The cookies below are a delicious mix of fall flavors that will have you so ready for fall you’ll be picking out sweaters (or your favorite flannel shirt), and planning a leaf hunt. Or, how about we just eat the cookie and call it a day, shall we?


Photo and recipe from Lauren’s Latest

Gingerdoodle Sandwich Cookies

Here’s a hybrid cookie for when you find yourself torn between making a snickerdoodle and a ginger cookie. It’s the one and only Gingerdoodle! And, since you’re already going a little crazy with the whole two-cookies-in-one thing, you may as well go all out and whip together some of that cinnamon buttercream frosting for your own gingerdoodle cookie sandwich.


Photo and recipe from Paula Deen Magazine

Pear Thumbprint Cookies

I had to include a pear recipe in here because I absolutely love pears in the fall. And that’s about the only time. But for real, there’s nothing better than a delicious fall pear (except for maybe an August peach, but I digress). This recipe actually uses pear preserves, but still…there’s definitely pear in it, so go forth and make this cookie.


Photo and Recipe from Baker by Nature

Butter Pecan Cookies

This is my husband’s favorite cookie, so I know I’ll be whipping up a few batches before the season is over. Just a few notes: you’ll need to brown some butter to make these, and they have to chill for a gut-wrenchingly long 2 hours! But, they’ll be worth it. Promise.


Photo and Recipe from A Latte Food

Maple Sugar Cookies

You probably have everything you need to make these cookies in your pantry right now. The dough does require about 30 minutes in the fridge, but it’s otherwise a pretty simple and straightforward recipe with some delicious cookies to show for it.


Photo and recipe from Handle the Heat

Chai Sugar Cookies

These deliciously spiced cookies come together quickly and are topped with an espresso glaze!


Photo and Recipe from Cake N Knife

Salted Caramel Butterscotch Cookies

Salted caramels are a weakness of mine. And butterscotch. And cookies. Someone might have to hide these from me!


Photo and recipe from Baked Broiled and Basted

Autumn Oatmeal Cookies

Try these oatmeal cookies that are full of cranberries, pecans, and white chocolate chips. A little apple butter brings it all together into the perfect fall treat.


Photo and Recipe from Baker by Nature

Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan & Chocolate Chip Cookies

As if the butter pecan cookie I linked to earlier wasn’t enough, Ashley from Baker by Nature had to go and turn things up a few notches and make a sinfully delicious cookie with bourbon AND chocolate pieces. Yum-O!


Photo and recipe from Feasting at Home

Spicy Chai Molasses Cookies

Chai and molasses are a match made in heaven. These are two flavors that I love on their own, and can’t wait to make these to see how they taste together.


Photo and recipe from The Busy Baker

Caramel Butter Pecan Cookies

That caramel drizzle is the stuff of dreams. Plus, if you look closely enough, you can see the little Skor pieces (toffee candy) that really make this cookie a hit.


Are you singing about fall yet? Are you ready to make some delicious fall cookies? Me too!

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