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Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies

September 22, 2016|Posted in: Holidays and Seasons, Let's Eat!

Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies


These delicious fall leafsugar cookies are easy to decorate for any holiday or season!

Here’s What You’ll Need – Cookies

  • 3 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup of Butter (I use salted)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • tsp Vanilla Extract

Here’s What You’ll Need to Do:

  1. Mix together flour and baking powder.
  2. Using your mixer combine the sugar, butter (softened), egg and vanilla extract.  Mix well.
  3. Gradually add flour and baking soda mixture and mix until dough can be formed into a ball.  (If dough is too dry add water two or three drops at a time until it reaches the desired consistency).
  4. Knead dough into a ball, place it in a zip lock baggie and refrigerate 25-35 minutes.  Dough should be firm but not hard.
  5. Roll dough to desired thickness and cut into shapes.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven until cookies have just a touch of golden brown.  (Time will depend upon size and thickness of cookies – usually 10 – 12 minutes).



Here’s What You’ll Need – Royal Icing

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Meringue Powder
  • Water

Here’s What You’ll Need to Do:

  1. Mix together 1 Tbsp meringue powder for every cup of powdered sugar.  Add water and mix to desired consistency.  To make these cookies you want to use icing that is of “flood” consistency.  That means it won’t run off of the cookie but will still run together to fill in for a smooth iced finish.
  2. Pipe an outline around the cookies and then fill them in with icing.  Use a toothpick to blend together any small gaps in the icing.
  3. Once icing has dried, you can use edible ink pens to add details (optional).

Yield depends upon size and thickness of cookies.

Enjoy your yummy Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies!

Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies

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  1. sahana
    November 13, 2016

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    Colorful cookies. Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week .

  2. Grammy Dee | Grammy's Grid
    September 1, 2017

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    Those are some good looking cookies, looks so real! Thank you Lori for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  3. Christie Hawkes
    September 1, 2017

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    These cookies look almost too beautiful to eat, Lori! Almost–with my sweet tooth, I’m sure I’d find a way. Thanks for co-hosting #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared this on social media.

  4. Teresa - Aging Like a Fine Wine
    September 1, 2017

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    What perfect cookies! Sugar cookies are one of my favorites and these are soooo pretty.I enjoy co-hosting with you at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. Pinned and shared!

  5. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
    September 3, 2017

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    These cookies look so cute and perfect for Fall, Lori! Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I will be sharing on social media. Have a lovely week.

  6. Beverly
    September 4, 2017

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    Your fall leaf cookies are so pretty! What a great addition to a fall party they would be. Pinning.

  7. Dee | Grammy's Grid
    September 1, 2018

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    They look so real! I’m sure the grandbabies would love them. Thank you Lori for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 30 with me! Shared x 4 ♥

    • LoriGraceH
      September 9, 2018

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      They’re pretty and fun to make! Thank you Dee!

  8. Sylvia
    September 1, 2018

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    Love sugar cookies and collect recipes for the holidays! This recipe will go in the holiday box for sure! Love the fall cookie idea too! So pretty! Thanks for linking up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty shared x4

  9. Marisa Franca Stewart
    September 2, 2019

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    The cookies look delicious and the colors are gorgeous!! I’ve got the grandsons coming over next weekend and those cookies will be perfect. I do have two cookie cutters that will work with the fall leaves. Great inspiration post!!

  10. Christie Hawkes
    September 2, 2019

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    I can’t believe it’s that time of year again, Lori. Love these cookies! I’ve shared on social media. Thanks for cohosting #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  11. Dee | Grammy's Grid
    September 3, 2019

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    The kids will love these! Thanks so much for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 41.

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