Who doesn’t love a cookie on a chilly evening? You can dunk them in your tea or hot chocolate whilst you snuggle up and watch a movie.
There are certain flavors and ingredients that just remind you of fall; cinnamon is an obvious choice.
Here we have included 28 deliciously warming cookie recipes that are perfect for fall.
These naturally gluten-free cookies will bring you a taste of fall on any day. The hint of fall comes from pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, arguably the signature flavor of fall.
Instead of flour, oats are used to bind the batter together and create the classic cookie shape. For some extra autumnal goodness, sweet butterscotch chips and fall-colored m&m’s help to complete this cookie recipe.
With a soft and thick pumpkin base topped with a luxurious caramel cream cheese frosting, these cookies are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Pumpkin puree is added to the cookie, creating a chewy texture with the taste of fall.
The cream cheese caramel frosting can be made with homemade caramel sauce or store-bought, just mix in with the cream cheese and you’re ready to pipe.
Powdered sugar and a little extra pumpkin spice are sprinkled on top for the ultimate fall cookie.
Soft and chewy makes for the perfect cookie texture. This simple recipe doesn’t require any fancy equipment, simply mix the ingredients together and go.
Cinnamon flavors are cozy and warm, just what you want in the cold weather, here a generous amount is used to flavor the cookie dough.
Cinnamon sugar coats the moist and tasty cookies contributing to the crispy outside whilst the inside remains soft.
Gluten-free and vegan? These soft and fluffy pumpkin cookies are full of tasty chocolate chips creating a moist and delicious cookie full of fall spices. Although they are gluten-free they are still soft and chewy, the perfect cookie texture.
To make this a vegan and gluten-free cookie, oat flour is used to replace regular flour and flax egg, and melted coconut oil replaces the usual wet ingredients needed for the cooking dough.
Pumpkin spice has inspired so many dishes and recipes, likely stemming from Thanksgiving. The pumpkin spice latte has grown in popularity over the last decade, so it’s no wonder there are cookies replicating the flavor.
Use your favorite brewed coffee, some pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin puree to build the signature pumpkin spice taste. Chocolate chips are added for a delightful taste of chocolate as you bite into the cookie.
Spiced chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven are the best feeling on a chilly fall day. Moist, soft with the right amount of crunch, you’ll never look for another vegan cookie recipe again.
Half melted chocolate chips contribute to the insanely gooey cookies with a blend of fall spices.
Swapping out dairy for vegan alternatives is an easy way to create a delicious vegan cookie. Arrowroot and water are used to replace eggs here, but you can use any egg alternative you like.
Fall gets everyone excited for Halloween, baking some holiday treats for your friends and family is a great way to pass a Sunday afternoon. Sugar cookies are a simple recipe that is fun for everyone to decorate.
If you don’t have a pumpkin cookie cutter you can make a simple round cookie as your pumpkin base. Decorate with orange frosting, M&M’s for a green stem, and candy eyes to finish off your spooky treat.
The sweet woody flavors of cinnamon are powerful and tasty in a cookie. Sugar cookies have a crispy bite on the outside with a chewy and soft middle that’s hard to beat.
With the sweet cinnamon flavors in this recipe, you won’t even notice that no refined sugar is used here.
Almond flour, almond butter, and maple syrup are combined to make this vegan cookie. Sea salt adds crunch whilst cinnamon brings the classic taste of fall. You’ll question how these cookies are vegan!
Watching autumn leaves turn beautiful colors is one of the best parts of the fall season.
Creating these in cookie form with some sweet maple syrup is a great way to celebrate the season. You’ll need some leaf-shaped cookie cutters and food coloring to replicate the beautiful fall colors.
Thick cookies with crisp edges and a mouthwateringly chewy center, will be your new favorite snack. They are dense and delicious.
Pure maple syrup and brown sugar create a more soft and sweet version of a normal cookie. Luxurious maple icing is drizzled over the cookie and topped with pecans creating a taste of fall in every bite.
Pecan pie in cookie form? Yes, please! These are thin cookies that have the rich, buttery taste of pecan pie without the crust. A bite-sized version of pecan pie makes for great snacking, although they’re thin they are still chewy, buttery, and gooey.
This quick and easy recipe will have you questioning if you need to make a pecan pie this fall.
Brown sugar contains molasses which gives the cookie a more complex flavor, unsalted raw pecan halves give this cookie a delightful flavor and crunchy texture. For some added wow-factor try glazing the cookies with a cream cheese topping.
Oatmeal and raisin cookies are a staple, if you didn’t think they could get better than you thought wrong. Putting a twist on this classic cookie, autumnal ingredients are added to create this autumn harvest treat.
Orange extract, pumpkin pie spice, and cranberries are combined with the cookie dough for a subtle warming sensation and a rich fall taste that goes perfectly with a cup of tea.
If you’re looking for a last-minute cookie recipe for the holidays that won’t take all day to make, then give this recipe a try.
Toasting pecans adds depth to the flavor, whilst sprinkles of toffee pieces are used for indulgent sweetness. These soft and chewy cookies are ideal for keeping children happy or when unexpected guests visit.
These buttery, chewy cookies don’t require you to chill the dough before they are baked which makes for a truly time-efficient cookie recipe.
Apple and oatmeal are a light and tasty blend to use in a cookie recipe. These thick and incredibly soft apple oatmeal cookies are spiced with classic fall seasonings which are perfect to eat whilst you watch the leaves change color.
Oatmeal cookies leave us with a comforting feeling, enhanced with cinnamon and ground nutmeg. Bite-sized pieces of apple are added to the dough before cooking. It’s like a mini apple crumble in your mouth.
The tangy flavor of fresh cranberries works well with the soft buttery cookie mixture. If you’re using frozen cranberries, make sure to thoroughly defrost them to avoid the dough from becoming too runny.
Chopped walnuts pair nicely with the cranberries enhancing the nutty flavor of the cookie. This cookie is ideal for those who want a simple yet delicious cookie.
Have you ever wondered what a snickerdoodle and a pumpkin pie would taste like together? This recipe has blended these flavors together for a sweet, creamy cookie with white chocolate chips and cinnamon.
Pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree are used to flavor the base of the cookie.
Blotting the pumpkin is advised to reduce the amount of water that ends up in the cookie dough. The cookies have a wonderfully chewy texture that is perfect for dunking.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are super versatile and can be combined with any type of flavoring to create a delicious cookie. Spices, orange, and traditional raisins are used in this vegan recipe to make the perfect autumn or winter treat.
Orange extract and zest have a fresh and warming flavor that goes hand in hand with the classic fall spice combination of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Non-dairy milk and rapeseed oil are used in place of traditional dairy ingredients to bring the cookie dough together. Aromatic and chewy, they will provide you with some cozy respite in the winter months.
Applesauce is a great baking substitute to replace butter or oil, not only does it add fiber it helps to reduce the calories of your baked goods.
Butter can be replaced with coconut oil or removed altogether for a dairy-free option. The natural sweetness of the apple helps to flavor the cookie along with a dash of cinnamon.
The thick and sticky batter produces a moist cookie with a light and somewhat fluffy interior texture that pairs well with a glass of milk or hot beverage.
Shortbread is deliciously sweet and buttery with faint notes of vanilla. These soft cookies will melt in your mouth with a few simple ingredients. The shortbread mixture is whipped to create a light dough that resembles thick whipped cream.
For a more holiday or fall-themed cookie try adding a citrus fruit peel to the batter or swap the vanilla for your favorite flavor extract. Use this recipe as a base to create any type of mouthwatering cookie you desire.
Not only do these peanut butter treats taste amazing, but they are also absolutely adorable to look at. Shaped like an acorn, they are a perfect fall snack that will get everyone excited about the upcoming holidays.
Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, so adding Hershey’s Kisses to Nutter Butter Bites just makes sense.
Using some melted chocolate as a ‘glue’ you can assemble the Kisses on top of the bites to produce the perfect acorn shape.
Taking inspiration from the famous pie, this caramel, chocolate, and walnut cookie recipe is not one to overlook. A thumbprint is pressed into the dough of each cookie which is then chilled.
The creamy caramel filling is created using bourbon, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Filling the thumbprints with an even amount of this delicious mixture is essential.
Apple pie is one of the desserts that most people associate with fall. Creating any pie into a cookie is a good idea. These soft apple cookies won’t last long in your cookie jar, but they stay soft for days.
Soft pieces of apple complement the crunch of the toffee in the cookie dough, and sweet hints of vanilla and fall spices also come through when you bite into this cookie.
Melted white chocolate is drizzled over the tops of cooled cookies before enjoying.
Food that is bite-sized is so much more fun! Fusing two classic desserts; the oatmeal cookie with some homemade apple pie filling is a true gamechanger.
An oatmeal dough forms the crust of the cookie cup which is large enough to fill with some warm, sweet apple pie filling.
Cooking the apples until tender will give you the best results, but you can use a shop-bought apple pie filling if you don’t have a lot of time.
The cups are topped with a simple sugar glaze, but whipped cream or a spoonful of ice cream also tastes great. For an extra treat, homemade caramel can really satisfy your sugar cravings.
The smell of gingerbread wafting from the kitchen is more than enough to entice you to make these ginger cookies.
Another holiday favorite is gingerbread cookies made with molasses, ginger, and other signature holiday spices. As you’d hope, they are big and soft cookies with the right amount of chewy texture.
They are quick and simple to make using basic pantry ingredients, but you may have to make a special trip to the store to get some molasses. When cooled these cookies can be served immediately or decorated with fun holiday-themed icing at your leisure.
Salty brown butter creates a deeper caramel flavor when it comes to making cookies, full of sweet butterscotch chips and crunchy oatmeal.
This cookie ticks all the boxes. Cornflakes and oats are combined together to add a pleasant crunch factor. It’s not the healthiest recipe, but everyone needs a little indulgence in their lives, especially during the colder months.
This is the perfect excuse to get some much-needed apple cider into your diet.
Created using a traditional drop cookie base, the flavor is loaded with applesauce, cinnamon, cloves, and apple cider frosting that will send a tingling feeling all the way through your body.
Drop cookies take on a soft cake-like texture that is ideal to hold some creamy frosting on top. Brown sugar and confectioners’ sugar are blended together to create a rich frosting along with some spiced apple cider.
To go a step further and really dress up your cookies, add some chopped crunchy pecans on top which will stick to the tasty frosting.
Salted caramel is a more recent trend, but it’s one we’re all on board with because it’s delicious. You might be wondering how to fit all of these elements into one cookie, but it couldn’t be easier.
Chocolate chip cookies are combined with sea salt, caramels cut in half along with some pretzel twists that are pressed into the cookie dough. Save some extra sea salt to sprinkle over the freshly baked cookies.
Molasses for those that don’t know is a product of the sugar beet and sugar cane refinement process. Essentially it’s a kind of sugar which is excellent for baking as it’s sweet and has caramel undertones.
When cooked these cookies produce the perfect crackled texture on top. Molasses and brown sugar together give the cookies their color as well as add a stronger flavor.
The chewy cookies taste like a bite of Christmas with their signature flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
The fall is the perfect time to bake cookies, especially ones with warming winter spices and a hint of pumpkin or some crunchy nuts. Whether you’re vegan or gluten-free there is something for everyone in this article.
We hope you found this article interesting and helpful when looking for delicious and comforting cookie recipes, maybe you’ve found your new favorite recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
No one wants a hard cookie, usually that means it’s burnt or stale. If you find that your cookies are turning out like this then you might need to double your yolks if you’re using eggs in your recipe.
Most cookies use one egg, so adding an additional yolk will help to keep your cookies moist.
Shortening is any fat that is solid at room temperature and is often used in baking. When it comes to what is best for baking cookies, butter will spread more and be flatter and crisper when baked.
Butter also makes the cookies more full of flavor. Shortening does have a benefit as it can make the cookies taller and fatter if that’s the shape you are going for.