5 Fall Cookies to Add to Your Seasonal Baking List

Oklahoma is finally starting to feel that nip in the air and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We‘re excited for the newness the season brings, the excuse to buy candy (for the kids of course), and to bake scrumptious pies, cookies, and crumbles. Every kitchen should smell of pumpkin, cinnamon, or ginger at some point during the season, right?

When most people think “fall,” their minds immediately go to pumpkin, but there are so many other flavor options out there.

“My favorite fall treat are my mom’s ginger cookies,” Annie Tucker, blogger at Take A Bite, said. “I remember growing up and right as the weather started to change, there was always a day I’d come home from school to my mom baking ginger cookies. It was always the first official sign of fall in my mind.”

We adore the tried and true cookies of fall, but want to challenge you to step outside your baking comfort zone this season.

“Caramel, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg all scream delicious fall treats to me,” food blogger Whitney Bond said.

We’ve enjoyed pulling together some fall cookies from fellow Okies (because we believe we bake the best!) to help you celebrate the sweet season. Don’t leave a delicious cookie recipe untested!

Cookie Inspiration for Fall

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a no-brainer when it comes to sweet treats in the fall. You can find endless pumpkin recipes around this time.

“Fall to me means anything warm, pumpkin, apple, or cinnamon,” Hillary Rankin, blogger at 918 Plate, said.

These Pumpkin Cookies are incredible and have a little secret! They may taste and look like pumpkin, but they are actually made with butternut squash. Don’t let it scare you away; these are sure crowd pleasers!

While pumpkin is a fan favorite for many, some people aren’t into that texture. If you still want to be festive without the canned pumpkin, try these Double Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Cookies. You still get to be a part of the pumpkin fun, while only tasting rich chocolate and an added pumpkin seed crunch.

Spice

Spice cookies are a must-have when it comes to fall. They are delicious and can satisfy your sweet tooth, while not being overly sweet. Depending on your tastes, you can either make them nice and soft, or fun and crunchy. They pair nicely with a steaming cup of coffee or cider.

Get to baking these delicious pumpkin snickerdoodles that are gluten- and dairy-free. We love how these cookies combine both pumpkin and spice. The more festive you get with your cookies, the better!

Cinnamon

We know we’re talking about cookies, but these cinnamon rolls scream fall and we had to share them. The unlikely combination of cinnamon, peanut butter, and maple is enough to make your mouth water. The mix of flavors doesn’t disappoint!

“Step aside, pumpkin. Every fall treat must include cinnamon to be considered fall,” Tucker said. “I’m a sucker for pumpkin anything, but cinnamon is a quintessential fall flavor to me. It’s warm and spicy. I put it in and on everything!”

Caramel

Ooey, gooey caramel makes any dessert just a little more delicious.

We’re getting hungry just thinking about these salted caramel cashew cookies. “Y’all, these are seriously the best cookies ever,” Bond shared in her blog post covering these delectable cookies. “Like, salty, sweet, chewy, caramely, best cookies ever, that I’m totally obsessed with!”

Cranberry

Cranberry isn’t just for your Thanksgiving dinner table anymore. Add cranberry to your cookie for a health kick to help prevent certain types of cancer, improve immune function, and more.

Enjoy these Orange Cranberry Scones from In the Kitchen with Scotty as either scones or cookies. These are tasty as is, but if you’re looking to make them a tad bit sweeter, you can add a nice icing glaze on top.

Cranberries and white chocolate also pair nicely together, as the white chocolate helps mellow out the tartness of the berries.

We hope you try out one of the cookies above, and maybe even create your own! We have all the ingredients you need to make a delicious batch. Head to your nearest Homeland and get baking! We’d love to see your creations, so post your photos and tag us on Facebook.

Snickers® Seven Ways

Calling all candy bar fiends! Has your sweet tooth been anticipating October’s candy-filled festivities? We wanted to pay homage to a favorite candy bowl staple–the delicious, nutty Snickers® chocolate bar.

As far as candy bars go, Snickers® is the complete package. The tender nougat base is topped with creamy caramel and crunchy peanut, and then the entire thing is covered in heavenly milk chocolate. It’s little wonder why Snickers® is a favorite Halloween treat.

We’re celebrating the sugary season by seeing how many ways we can eat Snickers®! From truffles to brownies, our sweet smorgasbord covers it all.

Snickers® Truffles

Ingredients

  • 15-ouncepackage of Oreo® cookies
  • 8-ounce package of cream cheese
  • 8 fun-sized Snickers® bars (chopped)
  • 16-ounce semi-sweet baking chocolate (melted)
  • *1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Place Oreo® cookies in a large food processer. Pulse until the cookies turn into fine crumbs. Reserve about ¼ cup for sprinkling on top of the truffles later. If you don’t have a food processer, you can crush the cookies in a large mixing bowl with a pastry cutter. You can also crush the cookies in a large, sealed gallon-sized bag with a can or rolling pin.
  2. Mix in the cream cheese with cookie crumbs until well combined. Stir in finely chopped Snickers®. Reserve about two tablespoons of Snickers® for sprinkling.
  3. Roll the mixture into one-inch sized balls. Place onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Once the balls are rolled, place them in the fridge for one hour or until the balls are firm enough to dip.
  4. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. If needed, you can add about half a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the chocolate, just be careful not to add too much. Have truffle balls lined up and ready to dip before you melt the chocolate. Use oven mitts to safely remove the bowl from the microwave.
  5. Dip the truffles into the chocolate (you can also use a spoon to help cover the truffles). Place back on the lined cookies sheet. Sprinkle with Oreo® cookie and Snickers® crumbs. Place in fridge to set. Chill and store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Easy Snickers® Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 package Betty Crocker® Super Moist Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 cups water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 24 fun-sized Snickers® bars

Snickers® Frosting

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 fun-sized Snickers® bars (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Prepare cupcake batter according to the package’s instructions.
  2. Once your cupcakes have been poured into two 12-cup cupcake pans, unwrap the fun-sized Snickers® candy bars. Place one candy bar into each cupcake. Use a spoon or small spatula to make sure the candy bar is completely covered by batter, just be sure not to push the candy bar too far down in the cup.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or as instructed on package. Once finished baking, allow cupcakes to fully cool before frosting.
  4. To create frosting, combine butter and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl or standing mixer. Once the mixture is just combined, slowly add in the powdered sugar. The mixture will become thick. As it thickens, mix in the milk about one tablespoon at a time. Continue until the sugar is combined and the frosting has a workable texture. Gently fold in the chopped Snickers® bars. Frost cupcakes with a piping bag.

Snickers® Obsessed Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 package Betty Crocker® Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 regular Snickers® bars (chopped)
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Prepare brownie mix according to the package’s instructions.
  2. Add Snickers® and chocolate chips to the mixing bowl.
  3. Pour into a parchment-lined 9×13″ baking pan.
  4. Bake according to brownie package directions. Allow to cool, then slice. Drizzle with melted peanut or caramel sauce if desired.

Snickers® Surprise Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 premade chocolate cookie piecrust
  • 8-ounce package of cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 8-ounce container of Cool Whip®
  • 3 regular Snickers® bars (chopped)

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, Cool Whip®, and chopped Snickers® (save ½ cup of Snickers® for the pie topping).
  2. Pour the mixture into the chocolate cookie piecrust. Sprinkle the rest of the Snickers® on top of the pie.
  3. Place the pie into the refrigerator and chill the pie for at least two hours or overnight.

Shaken Snickers®

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 regular Snickers® bar (chopped)
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • ¼ cup peanuts for topping (chopped)
  • Chocolate sauce for topping

Directions

  1. Combine vanilla ice cream, milk, and chopped Snickers® in a blender until mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into two chilled glasses. Top with whipped cream, peanuts, and chocolate sauce. Serve immediately.

Salty and Sweet Snickers® Dip

Ingredients

  • 8-ounce package of cream cheese
  • 8-ounce container of Cool Whip®
  • 10 fun-sized Snickers® bars (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional ¼ cup peanuts for garnish (chopped)
  • 1 package twisted pretzels for serving

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and Cool Whip® until combined. Add in chopped snickers and mix.
  2. Place into serving bowl. Top with a sprinkling of sea salt and chopped peanuts. Serve with pretzels.

Easy Snickers® Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients

  • =14-ounce can of condensed milk
  • 2 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 regular Snickers® bars (chopped)

Directions

  1. Place the chocolate chips in a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl. Add condensed milk and mix with the chocolate chips.
  2. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each time until mixture is smooth and glossy. Use an oven mitt to remove the bowl from the microwave.
  3. While the mixture is still warm, stir in peanut butter.
  4. Pour mixture into a foil lined 9×9” pan. Sprinkle the chopped Snickers® on top of the fudge. Lightly press some of the pieces into the mixture with a spatula if desired. Place the pan into the refrigerator until the mixture is set and ready to serve.

Have a recipe of your own or another candy you’d love to showcase this Halloween? Share it with us!

Want even more spooky treats this Halloween? Check out our ghostly cookie sandwiches how-to or visit our bakery for some party-pleasing treats! Don’t forget to grab a bag of candy for the trick-or-treaters who will be stopping by your door!