Big, Chewy Molasses Cookies: And 15 Other Autumn Cookies You Need In Your Life


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!

  • Awesome Autumn Cookies 1 of 16

    They're big! They're chewy! They're the best autumn cookies on the web. And we've got them all rounded up for you right here!

  • Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies 2 of 16

    These round, tender delights melt in your mouth with flavors of ginger, molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg!

    Get the recipe for Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

  • Jumbo Oatmeal Raisin And Cinnamon Buttercream Sandwich Cookies 3 of 16

    Creamy cinnamon buttercream frosting is sandwiched between two big, plump, delicious oatmeal cookies!

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  • Maple Walnut Crunch Icebox Cookies 4 of 16

    These lovely fall cookies are laden with fall-inspired taste, and they're easy to make!

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  • Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Pie Cookies 5 of 16

    Cram all the flavors you love from pumpkin pie into portable bites with these tender cookie morsels!

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  • Reduced Guilt Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies 6 of 16

    These cookies may have less sugar, fat, and calories, but they're big on taste!

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  • Pecan Maple Speculoos Cookies 7 of 16

    A mildly spiced, velvety cookie spread is mixed into the batter of these cookies- they're full of fall flavor!

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  • Pumpkin Snickerdoodles 8 of 16

    This epic cookie combines two favorite tastes- the snickerdoodle and pumpkin pie!

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  • Cranberry And White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies 9 of 16

    This no-fuss drop cookie recipe is a favorite fall keeper!

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  • Low-Fat Soft Spiced Pumpkin Hermit Cookies 10 of 16

    These soft, cakey molasses and spice cookies are mixed with raisins, nuts, and pumpkin for the ultimate autumn cookie!

    Get the recipe for Low-Fat Soft Spiced Pumpkin Hermit Cookies

  • Chocolate Gingerbread Crackle Cookies 11 of 16

    Ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cocoa give these cookies amazing taste!

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  • Oatmeal Cream Pies 12 of 16

    These cookies have a hint of cinnamon and honey, and the cream filling is perfectly gooey!

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  • Ultimate Ginger Cookies 13 of 16

    Crystallized ginger makes these cookies burst with flavor!

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  • Brown Sugar Cookies With Maple Icing 14 of 16

    These amazing cookies are super soft on the inside, perfectly crunchy around the edges, and topped with a sweet maple glaze!

    Get the recipe from CHEEKYKITCHEN

  • Molasses Cookies 15 of 16

    The entire house will smell like autumn if you bake up a batch of these incredible cookies!

    Get the recipe from WHAT'S GABY COOKING

  • Pumpkin Caramel Swirl Cookies 16 of 16

    These cookies really let the caramel shine- top with a pinch of sea salt for a fabulous bit of saltiness to offset the sweet caramel! 

    Get the recipe from CREPES OF WRATH

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