Autumn Leaves Tree Cookies

Autumn Leaves Tree Cookies

Autumn Leaves Tree Cookies bring all the fun and color of fall leaves to delicious sugar cookies. Start this kid-friendly baking and cookie decorating activity starts with our basic sugar cookie dough and royal icing. Then you can let little ones use crunchy colored cereal to create fall leaves to top each cookie

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

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Ingredients

Sugar Cookies

1 batch Bernard’s Sugar Cookies
Leaf-shaped cookie cutter

Bernard’s sugar cookies

Icing

1 batch Bernard's Royal icing

Bernard’s royal icing

Decoration

2 cups colorful crisp rice cereal (Fruity Pebbles)
Brown food coloring

Directions

  1. Follow instructions to make cookies and icing. Allow cookies to cool completely (overnight is best, but a least a few hours).
  2. Separate a few tablespoons of icing from the rest and tint it brown with a few drops of food coloring. Spoon the brown icing into a small plastic bag and cut a tiny snip in one corner.
  3. Dip the top of each cookie in the white icing. Use the plastic bag to pipe a “tree trunk” onto the stem of each leaf with the brown icing.
  4. Before the frosting sets, sprinkle the cereal onto the cookie above the tree truck to look like leaves.

For this recipe we made sugar cookie dough and icing from scratch, but you can get similar results by mixing one tube of pre-made sugar cookie dough with ¼ cup flour and baking at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes.

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