A Harvest of Cookies

A Harvest of Cookies

Greet fall with a cornucopia of fun treats featuring favorite autumn shapes and colors. With shaped cutters, you´re halfway there — just ice smooth or add piped detail like grapes or leaves. A combination of tinted dough creates maple and oak leaves in dazzling colors that really bring the season home.

Each Cookie Serves 1.

Step 1

Step 1: Prepare Cookie Dough

Make Roll-Out Cookie recipe, or use refrigerated sugar cookie dough.

Step 2

Step 2: Make Apple Cookies

Roll out cookie dough and cut using pumpkin cookie cutter. Bake and cool following recipe instructions. Spatula ice smooth with green or red icing. Add tip 3 outline stem and tip 67 leaves.

Step 3

Step 3: Make Grape Cookies

Roll out cookie dough and cut using oak leaf cookie cutter. Bake and cool following recipe instructions. Decorate tip 5 beads in violet from bottom to top of cookies and overlapping ends. Add tip 3 outline stems and tendrils and tip 67 leaves.

Step 4

Step 4: Make Orange Cookies

Roll out cookie dough and cut using round cookie cutter. Bake and cool following recipe instructions. Spatula ice smooth with orange icing; let set 3 minutes. Using end of tip 2010, imprint dimples on cookies.

Step 5

Step 5: Make Leaf-Topped Cookies

Roll out cookie dough and cut using round cookie cutter. Bake and cool following recipe instructions. Spatula ice smooth. Add leaf icing decoration.

Step 6

Step 6: Make Leaf Cookies

  • Tint portions of cookie dough orange, green and yellow. For tri-color leaves, marbleize dough by placing 2 or 3 pieces of different tinted dough colors side by side; roll out dough. Cut cookies with leaf cutters in various shapes and sizes. Sprinkle some leaves with colored sugar.
  • For other leaves, thin a small amount of dough with water to piping consistency; place in parchment bag fitted with tip 3. Decorate veins on cookies with thinned dough.
  • Bake and cool cookies following recipe instructions.
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