40 Fall Cookies to Serve at Your Next Dinner Party

Pie isn't the only fall dessert you should be making this year.

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Brian Woodcock

End your autumn dinners on a sweet note by baking these fall cookies all season long. If you're planning a fall dinner party, these yummy desserts have to be baked for the occasion. After your guests have enjoyed their fall appetizers and sipped on their handcrafted cocktails, they're definitely going to want a sweet treat to end the evening. Any one of these cookie recipes would be a delicious finish to your autumn event. In fact, many of these treats are so impressive, you could serve them at your Halloween bash or even at your Thanksgiving feast. (Yes, even though we're sure you're planning on serving a variety of Thanksgiving pies, you can never have too many sweets, right?) And don't worry, you can definitely still eat one (or a few!) of these crazy-good cookies on any old fall day. Of course, these recipes are filled with the absolute best flavors of fall, including crisp apples, creamy pumpkin, and crunchy pecans. Not only will the little ones enjoy these desserts (just about every kid loves cookies!), but they'll also have fun lending a hand in the kitchen baking up a batch of these heavenly confections. Making fall cookies while making memories with your youngsters—it sure doesn't get much sweeter than that!

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Brian Woodcock
Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Every one of these cookies is loaded with a nutty crunch. It's a good thing this recipe makes 36 cookies, because they'll be polished off in no time.

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Butternut Bakery
Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

As if pumpkin cheesecake isn't decadent enough, these cookies also feature a sweet, spiced streusel topping. It's truly the ultimate indulgence.

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Sally's Baking Addiction
White Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles

White chocolate chips add a touch of sweetness to a spiced snickerdoodle recipe. Even traditionalists will love this upgraded version of a classic cookie recipe.

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Inside BruCrew Life
Toffee Apple Pie Cookies

How can you make apple pie even better? By turning it into a super- easy cookie recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes.

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Wild Wild Whisk
Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Chocoholics won't be able to get enough of these confections. Butterscotch chips make these chocolate cookies even more mouthwatering.

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Baker by Nature
Butter Pecan Slice and Bake Cookies

No matter which way you slice it, these fall cookies are delicious. This blogger recommends serving her treat with a cup of coffee or tea to dunk it in.

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Cloudy Kitchen
Brown Butter Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted caramel is definitely best complemented by chocolate chunks. You'll understand why after the very first bite.

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Tutti Dolci
Brown Butter Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies

A cinnamon glaze is the sweetest finish to these treats. You'll want to drizzle the icing on just about every fall dessert you make.

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Fed and Fit
Pumpkin Spiced Icebox Cookies

Although this gluten-free recipe calls for white chocolate chips, you could substitute them for dark or milk chocolate if you desire. You could also swap out the pecan pieces for a different nut—it's completely up to you.

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Ambitious Kitchen
Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

The days of searching for the best dessert recipe of the season might be over. As this blogger notes, her "magical" cookie will "wow anyone." We're sold!

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Baker by Nature
Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Trust us: A splash of bourbon takes this recipe to the next level.

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Half Baked Harvest
Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

Enlist your kids to help decorate these super soft "pumpkins."

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Creme de la Crumb
Salted Caramel Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies

One bite into this ultra chocolatey dessert reveals a gooey caramel filling.

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Lil' Luna
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove spice up these cake-like cookies.

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Two Peas and Their Pod
Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

You'll never make another oatmeal cookie recipe again after whipping up a batch of these chewy treats.

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Inspired by Charm
Frosted Apple Cider Cookies

This might be the best way to enjoy apple cider this season.

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Baker by Nature
White Chocolate Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Top these cookies with Reese’s Pieces as soon as they come out of the oven to ensure every bite is filled with peanut-buttery goodness.

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Celebrating Sweets
Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

These cookies are plenty delicious on their own, but the cream cheese centers are what take them to a whole new level of decadent.

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Baker by Nature
Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

There's no need to chill the dough in this recipe, so you can have hot and fresh cookies ready to eat in record time.

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Sally's Baking Addiction
Soft Caramel Snickerdoodles

The standard snickerdoodle is completely transformed with a soft caramel center.

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Liv for Cake
Apple Crisp Cookie Cups

Top these oatmeal crusted cookie cups with a sugar glaze, whipped cream, or even ice cream.

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Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Salted Caramel Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies are the perfect mix of sweet and salty, they look adorable with different designs on them!

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Courtesy of The Emotional Baker
Pecan Pie Shortbread Cookies

Thanks to these pecan cookies, you can have your pie and eat it too!

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Courtesy of Crazy for Crust
Peanut Butter Pudding Cookie Monsters

Whether you're making these as a Halloween treat or for an after-school snack, these cookie monsters are both adorable and delicious.

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Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

These autumn-inspired sugar cookies are sprinkled with yummy cinnamon.

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Courtesy of Fox Hollow Cottage
Easy Carrot Cake Cookies

This easy recipe uses carrot cake mix and takes less than twenty minutes to bake.

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Courtesy of Well Plated
Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Bake a batch of these to slip into your kid's lunchbox—they'll never look at oatmeal the same way again.

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Courtesy of The Recipe Critic
Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Snicker all you want, these cream cheese-filled pastries are simply delicious.

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Caramel Apple Cookies

Crushed pecans top off these soft, chewy cookies, giving 'em a nice crunch.

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Courtesy of Tutti Dolci, All Sweets
Maple Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Enjoy these maple-dipped cookies with your morning cup of joe.

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