Today, I'm sharing how to make these 10 delicious fall cookies from 1 dough. Enjoy the amazing season with these fun cookies!
Imagine opening up a cookie box from your friend and seeing these assorted fall cookies! Feeling seasons in our daily lives feel amazing... It'll instantly make us feel so special. Share the delicious bites and seasonal greetings to your friends and family this fall with these cute cookies!
📌 How To Make The Cookie Dough
I used one batch of my sweet tart dough recipe.
This is my favorite tart dough I often use for cookies as well, such as cookie boxes, sugar cookies, cut-out cookies, or slice-and-bake cookies. It doesn't spread too much in the oven and leaves clear shapes, which is ideal for DIY cookies like today.
💬 You can also use shortbread cookie dough, butter cookie dough, icebox cookie dough, etc. Just note that they spread slightly more in the oven, so try not to make it too thick. (The thicker the dough is, the bigger the cookie gets!)
This video tutorial:
We'll need a small amount of egg wash as glue to connect some parts.
Mix the same amount of water and egg white to make the egg wash.
[Egg wash] Water: Egg white = 1: 1
💬 By adding water, egg wash spreads evenly to create a more evenly toasted surface.
📌 How To Make 10 Fall Cookies
1. Apple pie cookie
First, let's start with apple pie cookies! I have a special place in my heart for apple pies I used to sell them locally during the Holiday season. And I also like making smaller apple pies, such as the hand pies. This is the smallest version I've ever made😊
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, so I used apricot jam this time. You can use blueberry jam, cherry, or any jam you wish to create a different pie cookie!
Apply egg wash on the edge to attach stripes:
Cut off the excess dough with a cookie cutter:
Apply more egg wash on top:
Sprinkle granulated sugar and dust cinnamon powder on top:
And bake! I'm sharing the baking time and the temperature in the next section.
2. Sweet potato cookie
This sweet potato cookie is a slice-and-bake cookie. It is so easy to make, and slicing them is so satisfying! You can also add sweet potato powder and add the actual sweet potato flavor.
First, make a log with yellow dough. And freeze it to handle it easier later:
Meanwhile, roll the dough thinly for potato skin. I colored it with brown, red, and purple this time. I recommend chilling the dough in the fridge before use.
Apply eggwash all over the yellow log:
Wrap the yellow dough with the purplish-brown dough:
Move a log slowly, ensuring the skin is attached. Freeze before slicing.
3. Pretzel cookie
I'm unsure if pretzels are a fall thing, but it reminds me of it somehow! I added cinnamon 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 this time.
4. Pecan pie cookie
I was so pleased with this one; it tasted like a pecan pie! I'd like you to try these cute pecan pies.
First, cut a triangle:
Create the crust edge with the excess dough:
Apply egg wash and attach the crust piece. Cut the excess dough if needed:
Apply egg wash and attach toasted pecans:
Add some honey to the leftover egg used for the tart dough. Brush a generous amount of it all over the pecans and crust to make it taste like a pecan pie:
And sprinkle sugar all over on top!:
5. Acorn cookie
This acorn cookie became a cute accent for my fall cookie box. The sprinkles added a nice texture.
Add some cocoa powder and a little bit of brown coloring to make the chocolate dough:
Teaser: Save 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:
Apply more egg wash to attach it back to the body:
6. Chocolate pecan cookie
The nuts and cacao nibs added a pleasant texture to the slice-and-bake cookie. You can add different ingredients, such as mini chocolate chips, dried fruits, etc.
Add toasted pecans and cacao nibs to the leftover chocolate dough and mix:
Apply egg wash and attach granulated sugar all around:
Freeze it completely before you slice it!:
7. Falling leaf cookie
I can not miss adding fall leaves!🍂 They add an amazing fall vibe to a cookie box.
Add orange and brown coloring to the plain dough and mix it roughly with red dough to create the marble look:
As an option, create the veins by making cuts with a knife:
8. Apple cookie
The queen of fall fruit added a cute accent to the fall collection.🍎
Cut the tiny leaves with the extra leaf dough:
Use a heart cookie cutter to make the body parts:
Trim the bottom to create the apple shape!:
Attach stems and leave with egg wash:
9. Happy Fall cookie
As a seasonal greeting, let's add a heartful "Happy Fall" message.🧡
I used a simple cookie stamp. 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:
Trim the 2 sides with a heart cookie cutter:
Next, cut the body into 4 parts using a circle cookie cutter and knife:
Apply egg wash and attach sprinkles on 2 pieces:
I cut the leftover brown dough with a mini triangle cookie cutter. And pinch them with your fingers to make them look like stems:
Curl the edge with my fingers and add lines with tweezers as finishing touches.
Bake the Cookies.
Chill them first.
Chill them completely (Ideally in the fridge) before you bake them to prevent them from spreading too much in the oven.
Bake (Preheated) at 350 F | 175 C 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 first if they get baked faster. You can also bake them separately.
📌 Make A fall cookie Box!
You can box them up as a gift or line them up on plates for your party! I'm sure it'll be a hit for your family and guests. We enjoyed them with family, discussing who eats which one first.😊 My 3-top favorites were apple pies, pecan pies, and pretzels!
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📌 Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! 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 because you can use it for many cookie projects!
Store them in an air-tight container. (with silica gel ideally to soak moisture in the air) You can keep them in the fridge for about 5 days.
You can store it in a refrigerator for up to 5 days or in a freezer for up to a few months.
📌 VIDEO: Watch how to make It!
To see all the steps visually and get a better understanding of all, check out the video tutorial:
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📌 Other Fall Recipes
- Pumpkin Spice Bread (Coming next week!)
- Pumpkin Pie Chiffon Cake
- Homemade Pumpkin Spice
- Apple Hand Pies
- Flaky Pie Crust
📌 Other Cookie Recipes
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