In our house, the moment we have a spare moment to spend together, the cookie baking supplies come out! It’s one of our favourite bonding activities and cookies are some of our very favourite things to make. Even though we love baking them all year round, we’re also the kind of cookie enthusiasts who like to adjust our recipes and ingredients according to the seasons to make sure we get all of the best flavours as the months roll on. That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for awesome homemade, fall flavoured cookies we’ve never tried before!
If you’re feeling just as interested as we were in the idea of learning how to make different kinds of fall cookies, check out these 15 delicious recipes, ideas, and flavour combinations that we’ve come across so far in our search.
1. White chocolate pumpkin snickerdoodles
In recent months, we’ve been finding that combination recipes that take the best parts of all different kinds of treat and mash them up in once place have been really popular, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about that. We doubt it’ll come as any surprise, then, that we fell completely in love with this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction that shows you how to make white chocolate pumpkin snickerdoodles!
2. Pecan shortbread cookies
Just in case your very favourite kind of cookie has always been classic shortbread, here’s a recipe that plays on that but also gives things a super fun fall twist! Pecans have always been a classic autumn ingredient, so this fragrant recipe from Country Living for pecan shortbread cookies makes total and deliciously seasonal sense.
3. Pumpkin cheesecake cookies
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making combination cookies that also taste like another one of your favourite desserts but you just haven’t quite seen the idea that’s really done it for you yet? In that case, if you’ve ever been a fan of cheesecake we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Butternut Bakery made these scrumptious pumpkin cheesecake cookies that are surprisingly easy to do.
4. White chocolate Chai snickerdoodles
Perhaps your favourite idea on this list so far has actually been the snickerdoodles, particularly since they involved white chocolate, but you’re just not sure that you need yet another pumpkin recipe since you’ve already bookmarked so many? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with the seasonally spiced element of Chai in these fantastic white chocolate Chai snickerdoodles featured on Sally’s Baking Addiction!
5. Toffee apple pie cookies
Where we live, the apples that grow in the area are at their ripest and most delicious right around this time of year, so apple recipes are right up their with pumpkin ones for us when it comes to classic seasonal things. Of course, being the creative people we are, we’ll add more unique elements to our usual favourites any time! That’s why this toffee apple pie cookie recipe outlined step by step on Inside Bru Crew Life stood out so well for us.
6. Chocolate butterscotch chip cookies
Speaking of toffee, that and butterscotch are things that, at least in our family, have always been typically autumn flavours as well! We like to make sure we have some recipes involving each on hand, just to make sure we get to enjoy all the things! Just in case you’re also a chocolate lover, here’s a fantastic tutorial and recipe from Wild Wild Whisk that shows you all the steps for making these delicious chocolate butterscotch chip cookies.
7. Butter pecan slice and bake cookies
If you’ve never tried making your very own homemade “slice and bake” cookies before then we’re very sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very fun indeed! We’d suggest remedying that situation right now by giving these awesome butter pecan slice and bake cookies outlined step by simple step on Baker By Nature a try.
8. Brown butter salted caramel chocolate chunk cookies
On the list of other flavours that you’ll often find us both working with and also craving are brown buttered recipes and things involving sea salt! There are just so many different fall sweets that taste even better with a bit of a salty contrast with each bite. These brown butter salted caramel chocolate chunk cookies featured on Cloudy Kitchen are the perfect example of what we mean.
9. Brown butter Chai spice oatmeal cookies
In our house, oatmeal based cookies are almost always the most popular option. There’s just something about them that’s so satisfying to both make and eat! That, and the fact that it involves so many other great fall recipe elements, is why we thought this recipe for brown butter Chai spice oatmeal cookies was so great. Get the full details for making them yourself on Tutti Dolci.
10. Pumpkin spiced icebox cookies
Are you actually the kind of person who adores freshly baked cookies so much that you wish you could have the ingredients pre-mixed and the dough easily on hand basically at all times, just like the store bought kind but homemade and in better flavours? Then we have a sneaking suspicion you’ll be very pleased indeed to see how Fed + Fit made these fantastic pumpkin spiced icebox cookies that will let you do just that!
11. Cinnamon spiced sugar cookies with browned butter frosting
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find a recipe for fall flavoured sugar cookies because those are your absolute favourite kind? Well, we’re pleased to report that your patience has finally paid off! Check out how these mouthwatering cinnamon spiced sugar cookies were made in just a few simple steps on Half Baked Harvest! Their tutorial even shows you how to make a light tasting browned butter frosting as well.
12. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
Even though you’re feeling very intent on making some cookies that have an undoubtedly fall flavour, are you also the kind of person who has very classic tastes when it comes to baked goods? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that these simple but basically irresistible pumpkin chocolate chip cookies outlined step by step on Lil’ Luna might be right up your alley!
13. Brown butter butterscotch oatmeal cookies
By now, you’ve seen plenty of different fall flavour elements and cookie ingredients in all different kinds of combinations, but what if we haven’t found the one that’s quite right for you yet? Then here’s another alternative of delicious things you’ve seen already but this time combined differently than we showed you above! Two Peas and Their Pod gives you all the info you need to make these delicious brown butter butterscotch oatmeal cookies.
14. Frosted apple cider cookies
Are you actually still scrolling through our list thinking about how much you love the idea of making apple based cookies but the previous idea we showed you just didn’t quite have you convinced? Then perhaps you’ll have a little more luck taking a look at this recipe and tutorial from Inspired by Charm! They show you how to make soft frosted apple cider cookies.
15. Carrot cake sandwich cookies
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make a batch of fall cookies from scratch, would you rather make something very unique and almost decadent? Well, if you’ve never tried sandwich cookies before than we’d certainly say that now is the time to start! Get the fall flavours you love by making these carrot cake sandwich cookies outlined step by step on Celebrating Sweets.
Do you have another favourite fall cookie recipe that you love making every year and that your family and friends gobble right up but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it too!