Easy Fall Cookie Recipe

Easy Fall Cookies – Sea Salted Pumpkin Perfection

Forget the pumpkin spice lattes – our excitement revolves around bringing out our Sea Salted Pumpkin Perfection Cookies. Before we even talk about the cookies, let’s talk about that cookie dough. The incredible scent alone is like a promise of deliciousness. With the rich notes of brown sugar adding that perfect touch of sweetness. Now, these easy fall cookies are all about simplicity – no fuss, just pure baking joy. The secret ingredient? A chewy texture that’s like biting into a piece of autumn heaven. So, while others are sipping their PSLs, we’re gearing up for the unbeatable warmth and love baked into each of these fall treats. 

Best cookies on the beach

Introducing… Sea Salted Pumpkin Perfection Cookies! 

Picture this – the gentle rustle of waves, a crisp autumn breeze, and the irresistible aroma of Sea Salted Pumpkin Perfection Cookies wafting through the coastal air. Get ready because we are about to elevate the classic pumpkin chocolate chip cookies experience to a whole new level.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Recipe Dive: A Symphony of Flavors by the Sea

In the heart of this recipe lies the harmony of ingredients – the rich dance of unsalted butter, the sweet serenade of molasses, and the bold crescendo of sea salt. Begin your culinary symphony by blending the butter and sugars until they’re as light and fluffy as seafoam. Add the molasses, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla, creating a melody of fall flavors that will make taste buds sway.

Charcuterie Cookie Board

Next, the flour, salt, and baking soda join the ensemble, setting the stage for the grand entrance of chocolate chips. As the cookies bake, they rise like ocean waves, and a sprinkle of sea salt crowns each one like a salty sea breeze. These easy fall cookies are a sweet homage to coastal living and a treat we hope you’ll take with you.

Baking Bliss and Coastal Connections

Baker beware, for these cookies may grow to impressive sizes (make sure you leave enough space on the cookie sheet). Whether you opt for a show-stopping wow moment with larger cookies or a sea of smaller delights, each bite carries the essence of a coastal escape. Equip yourself with the essentials – parchment paper, a trusty mixing bowl, and that special cookie scoop.

You can taste the Crystal Coast in every bite, these easy fall cookies are not just a treat but a seaside escape. Be sure to serve these pumpkin gems at your Fall gatherings!

Sea Salted Pumpkin Perfection Cookies

Serving Size:
1 Cookie
25 minutes


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened ( 1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • one 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate morsales
  • A few pinches sea salt for sprinkling on top of cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a stand mixer, combine butter and sugars, beating until light and fluffy (approximately 2 minutes).
  4. Add molasses, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
  5. Mix in flour, salt, and baking soda, and then introduce the chocolate chunks.
  6. Using a large scoop (e.g., an ice cream scoop holding about 1/4 cup), drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Flatten the cookies with your hands (or back of spoon) and, if desired, sprinkle lightly with salt.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the cookies are baked through.
  9. Note: If making smaller cookies, adjust the baking time accordingly.
  10. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet.
  11. Transfer the cooled cookies to a cooling rack.
Sea Salt Cookies

Seaside Kitchens – Ready to Bake

Now that you have the perfect easy fall cookie recipe, you just need the perfect seaside kitchen! You’re in luck because we have the best views on the Crystal Coast. Take a dive through our coastal vacation rentals and be ready to surf the vacation possibilities. Our kitchens are ready to be the foundation to your culinary adventures.

Have a taste of fall and ready for more? Check out all of the amazing pumpkin patches and family friendly fall events on the coast!

Fall Baking For Families