For the last 15 years, ever since I was a new mommy with tiny baby in tow, I call my friend Amy and tell her I’m making Molasses-Maple Cookies. She’ll squeal and sigh. Together we’ll talk about how quickly time flies by, wonder where the year went. It’s the ritual that ushers in autumn for me. Fall can’t start until I’ve made that batch of cookies, and partnered it with that phone call. Though Amy and I have lived many miles apart for the last decade, despite that fact that we’re busy moms with tots turned into teens, we somehow always make time to make the call about maple cookies. I got a text from her today, “Tomorrow is a perfect time to call. Fall! The colors here are orange, burgundy, red, yellow, and pinkish…”
To celebrate the start of the holiday season in your house, here are 15 autumn cookies that will usher in the flavors and feel of the season. Grab a bowl, start mixing, and call someone you love! It’s time to celebrate everything autumn!