When the leaves start changing colors and the temperature begins to dip, there’s no denying that autumn is in the air. Now’s the perfect time to incorporate these fall cookie ideas into your baking arsenal. Bake up a batch of maple–brown sugar cookies to nosh on while taking a nature walk to enjoy the colorful, changing foliage. Snack on Pumpkin Spice Latte–inspired treats in the car on the way to the pumpkin patch. Or, cap off a day of apple picking with cookies reminiscent of apple cider donuts.
Could it get any better? Yes! These fall slice and bake cookies start with an easy dough that takes just a few minutes to put together. (Short on time? Substitute a package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough with some additional flour to make it sturdier.) Once the dough is ready, it’s time to get creative with your flavors. You can start with warm, aromatic ingredients (think pure maple syrup, apple extract, or pumpkin pie spice) and toppings like brown sugar or store-bought apple or pumpkin butter, then finish it off with a drizzle of a sweet glaze (spiked with maple, cinnamon or coffee).
And to make the whole cookie baking process— shaping, measuring, chilling, storing, and cleanup—even simpler, use a cookie helper. The Slice and Bake Cookie Helper takes the guesswork out of preparing slice-and-bake cookies, giving you uniform cookies (round, not misshapen, and equal in thickness) every time. You can even store the cookie dough rolls vertically in your fridge or freezer, to take up less space. Plus you can skip the single-use plastic wrap—which is better for the planet.
Ready to start baking? Start with these three slice-and-bake cookie ideas:
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