I tried a few new things with these fun fall leaves!
Instead of doing regular sugar cookies, I wanted to do my leaves dark so that the fall colors would really pop. For these I used Bridget’s Chocolate Peanut Butter recipe. They are very yummy!
Normally, I roll my cookies very thin. Most cookie decorators roll 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch thick. That is crazy to me! My cookies are typically less than 1/8 inch thick. I wanted to try doing thick one time to see how I liked it. They look cute thick, but personally I just prefer a higher icing to cookie ratio. 🙂
The third new thing I tried with these was the way I iced them. Normally I outline, flood, detail, etc. Recently I tried pouring the icing over the cookies. This time I dipped them, and let the excess drip off and down the sides. And since I was doing fall leaves in bright fall colors, I swirled the icing. It was fun and each cookie turned out completely different!
Excuse the poor lighting in these photos, it was rainy and yucky this morning!
12 responses to “Fall Leaf Cookies”
This is such a fabulous idea – I LOVE it! They look just like fall leaves, and it is so much simpler than outlining, flooding, and all of that! Pinning!!
it was fun too! they don’t look perfect because the icing didn’t get all the way down the sizes, but it was fast and easy and still delicious!
Those look great! I’m making iced cookies today and I’m really worried.
you’ll do fine!! email me if you need help!
I wish I would have known about this when I started baking! You are brilliant my friend!!!!
thanks Lisa! I read about dipping in Julia Usher’s Ultimate Cookies and this is the first time I have tried it. It was actually fun and fast!!
Fabulous job! And so proud of you for trying something new…I need to take a cue from you! So pretty too :))
Love them! Swirling the frosting was GENIUS! So cute!!!