Our Favorite Fall Cookie Recipes


Are you looking for easy but tasty fall cookie recipes for this season?

With the fall season just around the corner, it’s exciting to finally use some autumn flavors in baked goodies like cookies. Fall is the season for pumpkin, apple, maple, ginger and cinnamon and it’s very nostalgic to cozy up to warm cookies bursting with fall scents and flavors.

As nurses, we can only afford a short time to prepare some snacks we can take to work. Try the following easy autumn cookie recipes. They only take minutes to prepare and they are incredibly delicious for fall.

Maple Sugar Cookies


Sugar cookies are thin and crispy. But in this recipe, you can make thin but still chewy. This recipe also includes maple icing to highlight the tangy flavor of the cookie.


2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggyolks


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. In a mixer, beat butter and shortening for 30 seconds.
3. Add cream of tartar, baking soda, white sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Beat well.
4. Add eggyolks and vanilla.
5. Add sifted flour. Beat until you form a dough.
6. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and arrange at least 2 inches apart in the baking tray.
7. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges turn brown.
8. Let the cookies cool before drizzling maple syrup icing.

Maple Syrup Icing:

1. Mix 1/4 cup melted butter and 3 tablespoon maple syrup.
2. Whisk in 3 cups of powdered sugar until you have a loose icing consistency.
3. Drizzle icing to the cooled cookies and let it settle down.

Source: yourhomebasedmom

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies


This fiber-rich and protein-packed cookie recipe is also gluten-free. It’s great for go-to breakfasts as it will give you a quick boost of energy in the morning.


1 ¼ cups old fashioned gluten-free oatmeal
¾ cup pumpkin
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup flax seed
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking trays.
2. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Mix oats, chia seeds, flax seed, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and salt. Set aside.
3. In another bowl, mix eggs, milk, pumpkin, melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients mixed until the mixture becomes pasty.
4. Add chopped walnuts.
5. Using a cookie scoop, mold mixture and arrange in baking tray. Each scoop must be two inches apart from each other.
6. Bake for 10 minutes and let the cookies cool before serving.

Source: thelemonbowl

See Also: 5 No-Cook Healthy Breakfasts for Nurses 

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cookies


This recipe calls for delightful spiced pumpkin cookies topped with cream cheese frosting. The cookie’s texture is soft and fluffy which is great for a satisfying after-work snack.


1 egg
1 cup butter
1/3 cup white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixer, beat butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.
3. Add egg, vanilla and pumpkin.
4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add them gradually to the creamed mixture in the mixer.
5. Stir in walnuts.
6. Arrange a tablespoon of the dough at least two inches apart in a greased baking tray.
7. Bake for 10 minutes until edges are golden brown.
8. Cool cookies in wire racks before drizzling cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1. In a bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter, 4 ounces cream cheese, 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Continue mixing until light and fluffy.
2. Top cookies with the frosting mixture before serving.

Source: tasteofhome

Butterscotch Apple Cookies


This cookie has a distinctive cinnamon taste on top of its raw apple flavor. Its spicy smell lingers even hours after baking this treat.


2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup softened butter
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup apple juice
3/4 cup grated apple, unpeeled
1 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking tray with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg.
4. Gradually combine flour mixture and apple juice with creamed butter mixture.
5. Stir in grated apple, butterscotch and chopped pecans.
6. Put a tablespoon of the mixture in the lined baking tray. Arrange at least two inches apart from each other.
7. Bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned and let them cool on wire racks.

Butterscotch Glaze:

1. Melt 1/3 cup butterscotch and 3 tablespoon butter in a saucepan under low heat.
2. Once melted, remove from stove and add 1 cup powdered sugar.
3. Add 2 tablespoon apple juice and whisk until smooth.
4. Spread glaze over cooled cookies before serving. Top with chopped pecans.

Source: butterwithasideofbread

Gingersnap Cookies


This is the easiest one to prepare in our favorite fall cookie recipes. You can prepare and bake these tangy goodies in as fast as 20 minutes.


2 cups flour
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Sugar for coating


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and salt.
3. In a mixer, beat shortening and sugar. Add molasses, then the egg.
4. Add the flour mixture into the mixer and beat until you form a pasty dough.
5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar before arranging in a baking tray.
6. Bake for 10 minutes until crackled. Let cookies cool in the baking tray for at least 1 minute before transferring to wire racks.

Source: midwestliving



Snickerdoodles are timeless. They are simple sugar cookies coated with cinnamon sugar. Snickerdoodles are popular especially among kids during fall to winter season and these treats only take 30 minutes to make.


3 cup flour
1 cup softened butter
1 egg
1 1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking tray with parchment paper.
2. In a mixer, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla.
3. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cream of tartar and salt.
4. Gradually add the flour mixture into the creamed butter until dough becomes thick.
5. Mold 1 inch balls from the dough and roll in cinnamon-sugar topping. Arrange in baking tray.
6. Bake for 12 minutes. While cooling, lightly flatten with a spoon to make a cracked effect.

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

1. Mix 1/4 cup white sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
2. Use this mixture as coating for molded Snickerdoodle dough before baking. You can also sprinkle it lightly after over the cooled cookies.

Source: sallysbakingaddiction

See Also: 10 Healthiest Breakfast Ideas for Busy Nurses 

Are you hungry yet? Don’t these cookies look yummy?

With plenty of warm colors round, fall is undeniably a spectacular season. It signifies the beginning of the holiday season of giving and sharing. As cookies are the easiest baked goody to make, try baking autumn flavored ones and share with your co-nurses at work. We’re sure they’ll be an instant hit!

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