When it comes to colder weather, we fully admit that we’re guilty of treating ourselves more. It just feels so nice to sit down with a delicious treat and catch up with your family or watch a movie at the end of a cold day! If you ask us, the best kinds of treats are the ones that you make yourself. Not only can you pick your flavors and ingredients and make them exactly how you please, but you can even make an afternoon out of it if you decide to treat yourself with something like a deliciously warm batch of cookies! Why not spend time with family and friends who mean the most to you while you bake?
Check out these 15 scrumptious cookie recipes that give you ingredients and flavours that are absolutely perfect for treating yourself on a chilly day!
1. Oatmeal pumpkin sandwich cookies
Are you oatmeal cookies your absolute favourite kind? We don’t blame you for a second! Sometimes, however, we find that it’s nice to change things up a little, and transforming your favourite cookie into a cookie “sandwich” is a great way to do it. Keep things in the fall feeling by filling your cookie sandwich with a delicious pumpkin cream filling just like My Suburban Kitchen did here!
2. Salted caramel coconut thumbprint cookies
Perhaps you’re a huge fan of blended flavours and ingredients and you want to keep a little hint of summertime in your treats? Then we think this unique cookie recipe from Inspired by Charm is a great option for you! It’s got a coconut base that hearkens back to warmer days on the beach but it’s filled with salted caramel sauce, bringing in that classic fall element.
3. Butterscotch apple cookies
Any recipe involving apples is a-okay with us in the fall but we’ve got a sweet tooth, so we need something to make a batch of apple cookies just a little more decadent. Butter With a Side of Bread has the answer for us! They’ve smothered these delicious apple flavoured bites with a rich butterscotch sauce to take them to the next level.
4. Pumpkin apple Snickerdoodles
As if the idea of enjoying regular snickerdoodles wasn’t awesome enough, Back for Seconds has created this absolutely mouthwatering fall version for you to enjoy after dinner on a cold day! They’ve perfectly blended apple and pumpkin flavours and spices to give you a great taste experience.
5. Cinnamon crumb pecan sandies
Do you love cinnamon so much that the idea of doing “the cinnamon challenge” on YouTube was actually kind of appealing to you? Then we just know you’ll love these cinnamon crumb sandies with the added bonus of a pecan crunch. Get the full baking instructions and ingredients list on Little Bits Of.
6. Soft gingersnap molasses cookies
Are you a big fan of gingerbread people and houses the closer we get to the holidays? Maybe it’s a little too early to be getting out the candy and icing you need to decorate that kind of Christmas treat, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some great gingerbread taste between now and then! Instead, check out these delicious soft gingersnap molasses cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
7. Pumpkin spiced shortbread with apple cider buttercream
Few things are as melt-in-your-mouth good as a fresh batch of shortbread, but we think we might have finally found something that tops even those: these scrumptious fall time pumpkin spiced shortbread cookies! As if that doesn’t sound great enough on its own, The Cafe Sucre Farine has smothered thick apple cider buttercream on top of each one.
8. Pumpkin oatmeal breakfast cookies
No need to look twice; you read that right. Breakfast cookies. Cookies that contain enough wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about eating them for breakfast. Okay, so we know they’re not the healthiest option in the world, but the pumpkin and oats will do you some good on a cold fall morning. Check the recipe out on The Lemon Bowl.
9. Caramel apple cheesecake cookies
Novelty combination recipes are often our favourite things on any list we’re making. The thought of combining cookies and cheesecake together in one place, for example, sounds like a dream! These particular treats from Shake, Bake, and Party put a fun fall twist on the idea because they taste like classic caramel apples.
10. Oatmeal pumpkin cream pies
We know we already brought you one recipe option for a cookie sandwich with a creamy pumpkin filling, but it’s always good to have alternatives! This particular recipe is much heavier on the oatmeal and the filling is thicker, making it more like a cream pie than a cookie sandwich. Get the full baking instructions on Sally’s Baking Addiction.
11. Cinnamon bun cookies
Few things make our mouths water as much as cinnamon buns on a cold morning and we’d love to have that joy last all day, but there are only so many cinnamon buns you can eat in a 24 hour span! Instead of having the full bun, try making yourself a miniature version in the form of these delicious cinnamon bun cookies from Recipe Girl! They’re the perfect way to enjoy a rich fall taste in a bite sized way.
12. Caramel apple cookies
When we talked about caramel apple icing earlier, did it catch your attention so much that it’s all you’ve been able to think about for the rest of this list? Then this one is for you!
13. Pumpkin sugar cookies
Are your very favourite types of cookies just the classic simple sugar cookies, but you love enjoying all the different seasonal variations throughout the year? Then here’s a great option for you to make this fall, especially if you’re a huge pumpkin spice lover who looks forward to the flavour’s return all year! Find out how to make them on Cooking Classy!
14. Maple sugar cookies
Do you love the idea of a fall flavoured sugar cookie but you’re actually the rare exception to the pumpkin spice craze? Don’t worry, there are still autumn options out there for you! We’re particularly fond of this maple version from Your Home Based Mom. They’re an especially good treat if you have a healthy sweet tooth like we do.
15. White chocolate pumpkin pudding cookies
If you’ve never tried pudding cookies before, then you’re in for a real treat with these ones! Besides being extra soft and delicious to bite into, they also bring the flavours of fall home with some great pumpkin taste. The white chocolate adds additional sweetness without being too overpowering. Find out the secret to blending these ingredients perfectly on The Recipe Critic.