One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is finding ways to make little pieces of life feel special. Sometimes it’s trying a new place for lunch, sometimes it’s dropping a nice note to a coworker to make their day or it can be as simple as walking a different street on my way home. We can find beauty and inspiration in very simple ways and it really puts me in a great mood.
Today we’re making Fall Deco Sugars. Simple and easy to do but unexpected. They are sure to get a smile out of special someone. It’s the little things!
You really don’t need much to make these:
My secret tool for these are my trusted deco pie cutters. I have a whole collection of those but they’re easy to find this time of year at Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel or Sur La Table.
Start by mixing some brown sugar with a tiny bit of water until it resembles wet sand.
Dump your wet “sand” over a cutting board and press with the palm of your hand. Trust me, there is no better tool than your hands for this job.
Press one your cutters into the sugar…
Lift, transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper of a silicone liner, and press to imprint the design and release.
Isn’t it cool?
I tried a bunch of shapes but my favorites were clearly oak leaves and acorns.
Repeat with the rest of the sugar.
Bake in a very low oven (about 200 degrees F) for 15 minutes.
That’s it. Let them cool and your creations will become solid little sugars.
I can’t get enough of these.