Here are the top easy fall desserts to bring cozy to your table! These recipes go big on autumn spices and seasonal fruits like apples and pumpkin.
Autumn is all about baking up cozy-spiced treats, and we’re here for it! Fall flavors are some of our favorite to play with: crisp apples, cozy pumpkin, and the warming spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Looking for a sweet treat to end a seasonal meal? We’ve got you covered.
Here are our favorite easy fall desserts to add to your repertoire! They’ve all become reader favorites, from our chewy pumpkin cookies (that taste like oatmeal cream pies) to our classic apple crumble. Take a taste and enjoy all that fall foods have to offer!
And now…the top fall dessert recipes!
More fall recipes
Love fall? Us too. It’s one of the best seasons for eating, in our opinion. Here are a few more recipe collections outside of these tasty fall dessert recipes:
- 12 Best Fall Dinner Recipes Don’t miss out on the very best fall dinner recipes, from cozy pot pie to hearty chili.
- 10 Fall Salad Recipes Fall salads couldn’t be better, starring squash, beets, pomegranate, apple, Brussels sprouts, and more.
- 20 Must-Make Fall Recipes Each one is guaranteed to bring cozy cheer using the best foods of the season.
- 12 Fall Cocktails for the Season or 12 Fantastic Fall Drinks These brilliant fall drinks bring the best flavors of the season, like apple, pear, cranberry, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
These chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies are over the top delicious: they’re vegan, full of pumpkin spices and drizzled with a simple powdered sugar icing.
- 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup refined coconut oil, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons milk of choice
- In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and kosher salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the coconut oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium high for about 30 seconds, scraping the bowl as necessary, until well combined. Add in pumpkin and vanilla and combine on low for a few seconds until fully combined. Gradually add in the bowl with the dry ingredients, mixing on low, until combined into a dough.
- Place the bowl in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the bowl with the dough from the refrigerator. Make 24 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized balls (a size 40 cookie scoop, if you have it) and place them onto the baking sheet. Lightly flatten the tops of each cookie with your hand.
- Bake for 11 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven and allow to set on the baking sheet; after 2 minutes, transfer to a wire baking rack. For best results, bake in 2 batches (refrigerate the dough in between baking); this gets the most even bake. If making the glaze, allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
- To make the powdered sugar icing, stir together the confectioners’ sugar and almond milk until a smooth sauce forms and all lumps are dissolved (if using a thin almond milk start with 1 tablespoon and increase by little bits until it is smooth). Place the cookies on parchment paper, dip a fork into the glaze and drizzle in a zigzag pattern. Let the cookies sit at room temperature until the glaze is dry, about 20 minutes. Store at room temperature in a cookie tin for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Fall
Keywords: Fall desserts
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.