Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Autumn Leaf Cookies or...Love is in the Air

Recently I fulfilled a request for anniversary cookies...the theme was left up to me. It was for my friend Tricia who wanted to surprise her husband with some sweet treats. Trying to figure out which designs to go with, I decided to browse her wedding photographs. They were married in September and their theme was vintage with an autumn influence. I confiscated some of the pictures, and with the help of my projector...these were born:

... I really must time my pictures for when it's daylight...

Their movie poster wedding program...

Sunflowers (kinda)...

Autumn leaves...

The getaway car...

and misc...

The Autumn leaf cookies were my first try at coloring sugar cookie dough for a multi-colored effect. Here's how I did it...

First I started off with a recipe for Cinnamon Spice Roll Out Cookies I found on the Karen's Cookies site. After making the dough, I divided equal parts into 5 sections. Leaving one section the original dough color, I then colored the other 4 the Fall colors I wanted:

Then I pinched off a part of each section and layered them on top of each other:

Next I pinched the dough together all around:

Flattened and rolled it out:

I chilled it for a few minutes in the freezer before cutting it out with my leaf cookie cutters.

Baked it at 350, for approximately 10-12 minutes...

I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to decorate them. I really didn't want to ice them and cover up the colors. So, after cooling, I brushed them very lightly with light corn syrup and sprinkled on gold sparkle dust...voila!

I just love how they shimmered!

Happy Anniversary Tricia!


  1. And they were AH-MAZING! I have pictures for you - I was going to post about it! The flavors were fun and the glitter was SO cool - but you know my very favorite was the awesome poster replica - I still can't get over it!

    Don't hate me but we didn't eat the poster cookie. got stale...on purpose, then we varnished it and it's a Christmas ornament now! Tehehe, sorry(?) We'll think of you every Christmas now!

    xoxo - thanks a million, again and again!

  2. I love your blog and your amazing cookies! I can't wait for new posts!