With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to celebrate fall and all its goodies. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Fall are falling leaves. Leaf cookies are cute but they tend to look flat. Here is a easy project to give leaf cookies that just-fallen-off-the-tree look:
For the cookie dough, we are using our Basic Sugar Cookie recipe (follow link for detailed recipe instructions).
- 12 tbsp butter (1½ sticks)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2½ cups flour
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and any flavorings and mix on medium speed to incorporate.
- Add the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
Start by cutting your cookies:
Using a pairing knife, score each leaf cookie to add veins:
Now here comes the trick. To add movement to these leaves, we are going to bake them on a wavy base. Here is how to make it: Take a paper towel roll and cut it in half:
Split those rolls into half pipes and place on a baking sheet:
Cover with parchment paper:
Now place your leaf cookies over and in between the bumps:
Bake at 350°F for 11 minutes.
Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet
before moving them.