It’s that time of year again. Orange reds and browns are everywhere, the leaves are falling and the air is cold and crisp. Fall means that family is in town, good food is on the table and the strolls in the park are more romantic. It’s also the best time of year for a warm cup of coffee or cocoa while waiting for delicious cookies to finish baking.
Here are some fantastic cookie recipes to make your home smell heavenly and keep your stomach full.
1. Pumpkin cookies with a cream cheese frosting
What is fall without a pumpkin recipe? This delicious combination between sugar and spice is perfect for those who do not like a cookie too sweet. It will go perfectly with an afternoon latte as you sit down and catch up with a friend or work on some homework before fall break.
2. Pecan pie thumb prints
Like pecan pie? These cookies are very easy and simple to make. Pies are great, but sometimes cookies are easier — they are perfect for sharing at fall potlucks and dinner parties because they save you the effort of slicing a pie. Grab the link recipe here.
3. Apple butter cookies
4. Chai chocolate chip biscotti
If pumpkin is too much spice for you, try a chai chocolate chip biscotti. This is perfect for dipping into your fall drink on a cozy, lazy Sunday afternoon or a late Saturday morning. Make it with this recipe.
5. Molasses cookie with a lemon glaze
For something with a bitter sweet taste, try these molasses cookies. They have a wholesome flavor, and the glaze is a nice addition to even out the slight bitterness. Click here to find out how to make it.
6. Sugar cookies with butter cream frosting
Ever see those wonderful cookies in the grocery store and wish you could make them on your own? You know exactly what I am talking about — the soft, melt in your mouth goodness that you can buy year round for each type of holiday.
Now you can make them and here is how.
7. Chocolate chip banana oatmeal cookies
Love the oatmeal raisin cookie taste without the raisins? Try substituting it with chocolate chips! It’s every chocolate lover’s dream and goes perfectly with a cup of any type of dark roast coffee. The banana added to the mix isn’t bad, either. Give me the recipe!
8. Smores bars
This is perfect if you are in the mood for s’mores and can’t build a campfire. With a graham cracker crust, the melted chocolate and a toasted marshmallow combination, your evening will be perfect while you watch the leaves fall. Start making it here.
9. Chocolate chip cookie in a cup
For all the students out there without the time (or oven) to make anything during finals, this recipe is for you! All you need is a microwave and the right ingredients for a perfect evening break from studying.
10. Salted caramel shortbread
For the perfect match to a caramel machiatto, try salted caramel shortbread. If coffee isn’t your thing, try having a plain blonde roast instead. Caramel lovers approve of this recipe!
Now that you have got some recipes, pick your favorite one and bring it to the next fall potluck or dinner you’re invited to. If you do not want to do that, don’t worry. No one is going to judge you for keeping all these goodies all to yourself.
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