Red, yellow, orange and brown, all the leaves are falling ... onto your cookie plate!
Yep, it's that time of year. Leaves are turning colors and ovens are firing up. Here's the best way evah to combine the two with these colorful Autumn Leaf Cookies
Start it off quick and easy! Grab yourself a tube of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough and open 'er up! How snazzy-simple is that for a first step?!
Because the out-of-the-package dough can be a leetle bit soft for making shaped cookies, we're going to knead a bit of flour into the dough in order to make it perfectly pliable for our every whim.
Tear that dough into three parts, smoosh some colored gel right into it…
Then knead the gel through the dough to give it some seriously vibrant color. Feel free to add more gel coloring, as needed to make a great color once kneaded. Ha! Needed, kneaded.
Now tear the colored dough into several 1-inch pieces. Roll them loosely into balls, then create a checkerboard-style layout with the dough.
Use your fingers to blend the balls together slightly, then…
Roll the dough out with a wooden rolling pin. Once it's about 1/2" thick, sprinkle the top of the dough with turbinado or sparkling sugar, then…
Roll the dough to about 1/4" thick.
Cut into leaves with a sharp knife. Drag the knife gently down the center of each leaf to create a line that will bake some authentic leafy impressionism.
Bake. Cool. Get ready to drool!
Then go share these deeelicious cookies with someone you love. Like….YOU! Aren't you positively loveable and brilliant at autumn baking? (Answer: Yes, yes you are.)
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!