WATCH: 30 Fall Cookie and Bar Recipes Every Baker Needs
When the air turns crisp and pumpkin has become a recipe staple that can only mean one thing: fall has officially commenced. Every year without fail, autumn has this hypnotizing effect on me where I’m instantly drawn to the kitchen, ready to stir up anything and everything. During fall my family is constantly baking tasty treats for our church, our neighbors, and our family (we always have homemade chocolate chip cookies on hand). Fall is a time to come together in community to appreciate the people in your life. What better way to show the most important people in your life that you love them? Through home-made baked goods of course. My mom would recruit the best bakers in all the land, my brother and I. We would spend the day in the kitchen making my grandmother’s homemade chocolate oatmeal cookies and delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. It was always a harmonious occasion until the debate arises on who gets to lick the spoon full of batter. We curated the most delectable, mouth-watering cookie recipes that are sure to be a coveted hit at all your fall get-togethers. It will be difficult to keep your cookie jar full once you start baking these delicious treats.
WATCH: Fall Baking Cookies and Bars
When the air turns crisp and pumpkin has become a recipe staple that can only mean one thing: fall has officially commenced.
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
You butter believe it, our best known secret to these cookies lies in the butter.
Peanut Butter Fingers
Recipe: Peanut Butter Fingers
These rich peanut butter fingers are both salty and sweet and sure to satisfy any craving.
Candy Corn Cookies
Recipe: Candy Corn Cookies
Celebrate fall's favorite candy by topping classic homemade sugar cookies with the festive treat.
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
The secret ingredient for the best mint chip cookies? It’s as easy as mint dark chocolate.
Recipe: Seven-Layer Cookies
This impressive, flavor-packed treat couldn't be easier—or more delicious.
Recipe: Lemon-Almond Bars
These bars are easy peasy lemon squeezy and mighty tasty too.
Brown Butter-Caramel Blondies
Recipe: Brown Butter-Caramel Blondies
Drizzle this sweet treat with home-made caramel for extra gooey goodness.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Nothing screams fall more than these scrumptious pumpkin spice cookies, that pair well with a cup of hot chocolate.
Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Cups
Recipe: Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Cups
When you're in the mood to do a little fall baking, turn to this impressive recipe that your friends and family will love.
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Recipe: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
This big-batch recipe will be welcome at any tailgate, potluck, or class party.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
This delightful treat is a fall favorite for all chocolate lovers.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Recipe: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These gooey chocolate crinkle cookies are a chocolate enthusiast's dream.
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Recipe: Kitchen Sink Cookies
Don’t let the name fool you, these cookies are oh-so delectable.
Nutty Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Your go-to nutty delight to bring to your fall tailgate.
Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies
Recipe: Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies
These presidential family-approved cookies are stuffed with chewy, gooey ingredients.
Spiced Pecan Pie Bars
Recipe: Spiced Pecan Pie Bars
You can’t go through the fall season without making these cinnamon pecan bars.
Toasted Oatmeal Cookies
Butterscotch chips perfectly compliment these oatmeal cookies.
Recipe: Cranberry-Almond Cookies
This quick and easy dessert is a fruit-lover’s treat of choice.
Recipe: Pinwheel Cookies
These delicious pin-wheel cookies are an instant holiday favorite.
Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cookies
A rich, delectable flour-less treat that’s essentially a cookie brownie.
Caramel-Stuffed Ginger Cookies
Recipe: Caramel-Stuffed Ginger Cookies
Take your ginger snaps to the next level by adding a caramel center.
Pumpkin Pie Cutout Cookies
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cutout Cookies
Bake the cookies up to five days ahead, and store in an airtight container. These cookies are so easy to get crafty with and decorate. To make our wind cookies and leaf cookies, we used round cutters and swirly piping to represent the wind, and various sizes of leaf-shaped cutters for fluttering foliage.
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Raspberry Jam Thumbprints
Recipe: Raspberry Jam Thumbprints
You can substitute whatever preserves or jam you have on hand for the raspberry jam.
Crispy Praline Cookies
Recipe: Crispy Praline Cookies
Get the flavor of New Orleans’ favorite candy in a quick and easy cookie recipe with a short ingredient list.
Easy Witch's Hat Cookies
Recipe: Easy Witch's Hat Cookies
You're just four ingredients away from this festive treat.
Apple Hello Dolly Bars
Recipe: Apple Hello Dolly Bar
These bars embrace the flavors of fall by bringing together chopped apples, butterscotch morsels, and crunchy pecans.
Recipe: Apple-Butterscotch Brownies
Brownies are given a makeover for fall in this decadent recipe.
Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe: Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
This 4-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe is a must-have for novice cookie enthusiasts and seasoned bakers alike.
Cappuccino Swirl Bars
Recipe: Cappuccino Swirl Bars
Good to look at, but even better to eat, these bars are surprisingly easy to make.
Apple Butter-Walnut Thumbprints
Recipe: Apple Butter-Walnut Thumbprints
After you fill these fresh-baked thumbprints with homemade apple butter, you'll then drizzle on a caramel topping.