Well folks, fall is definitely in the air & you know what that means!Â Â It’s just about time for some fall-themed cookie recipes & boyÂ do I have a good oneÂ forÂ you today!
On today’s menu we’re going to tackle these splendid Fall Maple Leaf Cookies.Â They’re fabulously fun & tasty, a winning combination if there ever was one.Â Enjoy!
Â sugar cookie doughÂ
Â 1 1/4 cups of confectioners’ sugarÂ
Â 1 teaspoon of vanilla extractÂ
Â 2 to 4 tablespoons of maple syrupÂ
Â food coloringÂ
1. Use a leaf-shaped cookie cutter to create a batch of leaf cookies from your favorite sugar cookie recipe or store-bought cookie dough. Tip: If you don’t have a leaf-shaped cookie cutter, copy and cut out the large leaf cookie pictured above and use it as a cutting template.
2. Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions and allow them to cool.
3. To make the frosting, combine 1 1/4 cups of confectioners’ sugar with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract in a medium-size bowl. Whisk in 2 to 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, a little at a time, until the mixture reaches a spreadable consistency.
4. Divide the frosting among 3 small bowls or coffee mugs. Stir in food coloring (1 or 2 drops at a time) to tint one batch red, another one yellow, and the last one orange.
5. Spread the colored frosting on the cookies, then let the frosting set before enjoying them. This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of maple-flavored frosting.