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Autumn Leaf Cookies

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 18
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Colorful sugar cookies are the perfect way to welcome fall! This simple twist of Pillsbury™ prepared sugar cookie dough will show you how!
Updated Apr 22, 2021
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  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough*
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Betty Crocker™ gel food color (red, orange, yellow)
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Sprinkle flour over Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough, knead until well combined. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.)
  • 3
    Split dough into three equal portions. Place a teaspoon of red, orange, or yellow food gel onto each portion. Knead until the dough is fully colored.
  • 4
    Tear small pieces of the dough off, roll into balls, then place each ball into a checkerboard pattern, making sure the colors are all mixed up. Pat the colored dough balls together.
  • 5
    Sprinkle turbinado or sparkling sugar over the dough, then use a wooden rolling pin to roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
  • 6
    With a sharp knife, cut dough into teardrop-shaped leaves. Press the knife gently into the center of the leaf to create a leaf impression. Transfer each cookie to a baking sheet.
  • 7
    Bake for 8-10 minutes, or just until the center of each cookie has set.

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More About This Recipe

  • Leaf it to Us: Colorful fall cookies! 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. 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.)
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