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 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 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!
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!”
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 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.