Fall is the time of year when leaves change color and appetites shift toward warming spices and comfort foods. With ingredients like maple, pumpkin, cinnamon, and pecans, these cookie recipes give you a tasty inspiration to find this fall's go-to treat.
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New Orleans Pralines
Pralines can be firm or soft, but American recipes tend toward the soft side. Pecans are a classic ingredient in pralines, and their buttery taste and texture lend themselves well to the butter and cream used in this creamy pralines recipe.
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These turkey cookies are a creative way to use any leftover Halloween candy. If there’s a peanut allergy, or if you don’t want to use the peanut butter cups called for in this recipe, you can nest your decorations in a thick chocolate ganache instead.
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
The whoopie pie is a fixture in the bakeries of the Pennsylvania Amish, and for good reason—it’s a delicious treat, made with icing sandwiched between two cake-like cookies. This recipe calls for vegetable oil, but you can also use another neutral-tasting oil, like sunflower or safflower oil.
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You may remember a snickerdoodle for its peculiar name, but you’ll make it over and over again for its delicious flavor. The original recipe simply uses cinnamon, but why not try swapping it for pumpkin spice?Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Simple Pecan Butterball Cookies
These pecan butterball cookies require a minimal number of ingredients, so they're a great, fuss-free treat. If you'd like an aromatic boost, blend cocoa powder or cinnamon into the confectioners' sugar used for rolling these cookies.
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Pie Crust Cookies
Fall is the season for pie, so it's only natural to work these pie crust cookies into your regimen. If you want to make a cookie that nearly resembles a deconstructed pie, mix in either apple butter, maple extract, or chopped pecans to your icing batter before drizzling it over the top.
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Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Brown Butter Icing
Simple and beautiful, these pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing are just as great for a get-together as they are for making with the kids. Make these even easier and more fun to decorate by using a piping bag for the icing.
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Apple Cookies With Raisins
This apple cookie recipe combines almost all of the quintessential fall ingredients, including raisins, apples, and vanilla. If you’d like to mix up your choice of dried fruit, swap the raisins for dates, prunes, or apricots.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Pecan Pie Cookies
Pecan pie cookies make everyone’s favorite autumn pie a personal-sized treat. If you’d like a more scrumptious result, buy your pecans whole and as fresh as possible before chopping them up to use for the topping.
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Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Molasses is a unique sweetener with a warm, complex flavor. You can experiment with what sort of molasses you use for this cookie recipe as some are stronger in flavor than others.