There are so many things that I love about the fall, and among those are fall leaves. Crunching, cascading, these little gems are a treat as they float by in the blustery breeze...aahhh.
Unfortunately, there's not a lot of gorgeous fall foliage to be had here in south TX at present, so I made my own falls leaves- sugar cookie leaves:)
And before you start thinking, "That's too much work for me...", let me assure you that I'm not super Mom and sometimes I cheat. For example, I opted to use the Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix- they're almost as good as 'from scratch' sugar cookies and since they save a bit of time (that I would prefer to spend on decorating!), I used the mix!
Like I said, the decorating is the really fun part and for that you need a yummy glaze. I'm afraid I don't measure anything when I make frosting/glazes but here's a rough idea:
1 tbsp butter (melted and cooled slightly)
dash of vanilla
powdered sugar (approx 4 cups)
milk to form desired consistency
TIP: If your glaze is lumpy (by not sifting your powdered sugar like moi!), no worries- once the sprinkles are in place, no one will know!
In this batch, I included oak leaves (my faves)...
...and acorns. I got the cookie cutters at Sur La Table (drool...) as they're very reasonable and they have a fabulous collection! So worth a a trip to La Cantera!
Even added some sparkly yellow glaze to the stems:)
I never pay full price for cookie/cake decor- check your clearance spots and save! Makes for even sweeter baking times:)
So now it's your turn to make some sweet fall leaves! Have fun baking and get the kids involved- Livy had a blast "hepping" and had even more fun eating them! Jonah issued no complaints either:)
Thanks for stopping by,