Learn how to make 10 delicious and pretty fall cookies from 1 type of dough! I hope this video will be helpful for your next cookie project. Enjoy the season with these fun cookies!
- 📌 Frequently Asked Questions
- 📌 Learn how to make them visually!
- 📌 Cookie dough for the fall cookies
- 📌 1. Apple pie cookie
- 📌 2. Sweet potato cookie
- 📌 3. Pretzel cookie
- 📌 4. Pecan pie cookie
- 📌 5. Acorn cookie
- 📌 6. Chocolate pecan cookie
- 📌 7. Falling leaf cookie
- 📌 8. Apple cookie
- 📌 9. Happy Fall cookie
- 📌 10. Pumpkin cookie
- 📌 Bake the fall cookies
- 📌 Boxing up the fall cookies
📌 Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, totally! You can even add different extracts to each cookie dough. Have fun with other flavors like matcha powder, vegetable powder, fruit zest, etc. The possibilities are limitless!
Yes! You can use this dough for any cookies or sweet tarts. I love this dough you can use for lots of things!
📌 Learn how to make them visually!
To see all the steps visually and get a better understanding of all, check out the video tutorial:
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📌 Cookie dough for the fall cookies
To make the cookie dough, I used one batch of my sweet tart dough recipe.
This dough is my favorite because it's great for any basic cookies such as sugar cookies, cut-out cookies, or slice & bake cookies. You can also use any of your favorite recipes. Just make sure that the dough does not spread too much in the oven to make beautiful-looking cookies.
The tart tutorial using the dough:
Mix the same amount of water and egg white to make the egg wash. Of course, you can use egg whites only, but I like to add water so that it spreads evenly and it will make the color of the cookies even.
[Egg wash] Water: Egg white = 1: 1
📌 1. Apple pie cookie
First, let's start with apple pie cookies. Why? because they are my absolute favorite during the fall.
First, create a dam to fill the jam in the middle.
Apply egg wash to attach the ring on top.
I didn't have apple jam today, so I used apricot jam instead. You can use blueberry jam, cherry, or any type of jam you wish - endless possibilities!
Apply egg wash on the edge to attach stripes.
And cut off the excess dough with a cookie cutter!
Apply more egg wash on top...
And sprinkle granulated sugar and dust cinnamon powder on top.
📌 2. Sweet potato cookie
This sweet potato cookie is so easy to make. It is a slice-and-bake cookie. Slicing them is very satisfying! You can also add sweet potato powder and make the sweet potato taste pop.
First, make a log with yellow dough. And freeze it to handle it easier later. Meanwhile, roll the dough for potato skin very thinly. I colored brown, red, and purple this time. I recommend you chill the dough in a fridge before use.
Apply eggwash all over the yellow log.
And wrap it with the dough for potato skin. Move a log slowly so that you won't break the skin. Freeze before slicing.
📌 3. Pretzel cookie
I'm not sure if pretzels are a fall thing, but it kind of reminds me of it! I added cinnamon today as a fall flavor!
Add some cinnamon to the dough. You can add other spices or flavors as you like!
To make a pretzel shape, make a stripe first. And weave like the photos below:
Apply egg wash as glue and sprinkle salt on top. I used kosher salt.
📌 4. Pecan pie cookie
I was so pleased with this one, it tasted like a pecan pie! I'd love you to try it. They look so cute too.
First, cut a triangle.
Create the crust part of a slice of pecan pie with the excess dough.
And apply egg wash and attach the crust part like in the photo below. Cut the excess dough if needed.
Now, apply egg wash and attach toasted pecans.
I added honey to the leftover egg I used for the tart dough. To make it taste more like a pecan pie, I brushed a very generous amount all over the pecans and crust.
And sprinkle sugar all over on top!
📌 5. Acorn cookie
This acorn cookie became a cute accent for my cookie box. The sprinkles added a nice texture.
To make the chocolate dough, I added some cocoa powder like in the photo below, and a little bit of brown coloring.
Teaser: I'm saving about half of the dough for chocolate pecan cookies I am making later.
Cut the head part with a cookie cutter or knife. Apply egg wash and attach gold sprinkles.
Now, apply more egg wash to attach it back to the body.
📌 6. Chocolate pecan cookie
This slice-and-bake cookie is so easy to make and delicious! You can change nuts or add different ingredients - again, endless possibilities!
Teaser 2: Add toasted pecans and cacao nibs to the leftover chocolate dough. And mix. You can use chocolate chips instead of cacao nib as well.
Apply egg wash and attach granulated sugar all around.
Freeze it completely before you slice it!
📌 7. Falling leaf cookie
I can not miss these for the fall cookies! They add the fall vibe to my cookie box.
To the plain dough, I added orange and brown coloring and created the marble look by not mixing them completely. I also added a bit of leftover red dough. You can mix any colors you like.
As an option, create the veins by making cuts with a knife.
📌 8. Apple cookie
The queen of fall fruit adds cuteness to your fall cookie collection. The red became a good accent in my box.
When I made leaf cookies, I also made tiny ones for apples.
To make bodies of apples, use a heart cookie cutter.
Trim a little bit of the bottom to create the apple shape!
To finish off, attach stems and leave with egg wash.
📌 9. Happy Fall cookie
This is a simple plain cookie with a "Happy Fall" message. It'll warm hearts if you present them as a gift!
I used a simple plastic stamp I purchased on Amazon. It is so handy for cookie making. You can create any message.
📌 10. Pumpkin cookie
And as a finale... the symbol of fall, the pumpkin! I made 2 colors; orange and purple.
First, cut the dough with a circle cookie cutter.
And trim the 2 sides with a heart cookie cutter.
Next, cut the body into 4 parts using a cookie cutter and knife.
Apply egg wash and attach sprinkles on 2 pieces.
To make the stems, I cut brown dough with a mini triangle cookie cutter. And pinch it with your fingers like in the photo below.
As extra touches, I curled the edge with my fingers and added 2 lines with tweezers.
📌 Bake the fall cookies
Chill them completely before you bake them so that they don't spread too much and hold nice shapes in the oven. It is very important. I often like to freeze them - Your cookies will look extra pretty that way!
Bake right away before it gets soft again.
Bake (Preheated) at 350F | 175C for 9-18 minutes depending on the size.
Place bigger and thicker ones around the edges and smaller and thinner ones around the center. And take out smaller ones on the way if they are done. You can also bake them separately.
Rotate the baking tray toward the end if needed to bake evenly.
📌 Boxing up the fall cookies
You can box them up as a gift or line them up on plates for your party! I bet everyone will love the fall bites.
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