“Fall” Sugar Cookies

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I am going to start of this post by saying that I love the Fall. I love all of it, the leaves fallings, the colors, the sounds, the smells and the feeling of the next fresh crisp fall air. To me Fall signals new beginnings and happier times. My absolute most favorite time of the year! To celebrate the first day of Fall and my love for all things Fall, I made some fantastic Fall cookies.

While out shopping, I was at the bulk store and found these really cute sprinkles that were shaped like leaves and colored like Fall leaves. I was really excited about them, I know they are just sprinkles, my husband had that look about him. You know the one that says “Are you serious!?!” So it doesn’t take much to make me Happy.

Back to the point of the post which is the Fall cookies. While standing in my kitchen I had this crazy idea to make green colored sugar cookies, with green colored icing. Then I would put the Fall leaf sprinkles on top. Do you get it? My husband didn’t! Leaves falling on the ground, the green cookie and icing represents the ground and the leaves represent the leaves. I thought it was cute!

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I am going to share with you the recipe I used to make my sugar cookies, Sugar cookies are good.

 

Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the egg yolks and mix well. Add vanilla. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Take the dough from the bowl and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, I put mine in a Ziploc bag. Then put in the fridge to chill for about 1 hour. After the hour is up, take the dough out of the fridge, roll it out, and shape as desired. Bake in oven at 350 F for about 6 to 8 minutes. Take them out and let cool.

To glaze my sugar cookies I use this Glaze recipe.

  • ¾ cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp butter
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Color (if desired)

Once the cookies are cool you can put the glaze on.

Voila! They are ready to eat. Enjoy!

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