How to make Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies!

I really love to make sugar cookies, they are easy and people are always so impressed by them. One of my favorite times of year to make them is in the fall when the leaves are changing. Here is how to make your own fall leaf cookies that reflect the season.

What you need:
1 cup of margarine
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
4 tsp vanilla
3 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder

What to do:
Beat the margarine and sugar add the eggs, vanilla and milk. Beat in the baking powder and flour. Place your dough on to some wax paper or parchment paper, cover with plastic wrap and chill at least two hours (I chill mine overnight).

Roll out the dough to your desired thickness (you will need to flour your work space and your rolling pin. Cut out your shapes and bake 10-12 minutes at 350 until the edges of the cookies are slightly golden brown.

Now the icing!

what you need
2 cups of icing sugar
1tbsp vanilla
¾ cup of water
1 tbsp of cream of tartar
Food coloring ( I used gel color for the orange and I used liquid food coloring for red and green)

In a bowl place your icing sugar, vanilla and cream of tartar. Add your water and mix it in to the icing sugar, if you find your icing is not liquid-y enough you can add more water, if you think it is not thick enough you can add more icing sugar.

What to do
Take out ¾ cup of the icing and place it in a small bowl that you can dip the cookies into this will be the red and green bowl.

Color the remaining icing orange this will be the bowl you first dip your cookies into. If you have not worked with gel food coloring before, only add a little bit of color on a toothpick to your icing at a time. Use a clean tooth pick each time to add color to your icing with out contaminating the gel color.

Next add a few drops of red and green to your bowl in different places in the bowl and swirl with a tooth pick.

Dip your cookies one at a time in the orange bowl of icing first. Then immediately dip in the red and green icing mix and place on a cooling rack over wax paper to dry. It will take at least 45 minutes for your icing to set. Repeat with remaining cookies. If you find you want more color to your red and green bowl you can keep adding drops of color through out the process. I added more red and green 4 times while making my cookies.

This recipe will make at least 5 dozen 2 inch cookies, but it all depends on the size of the cookie cutter you use.

Yummy in my tummy!
Good Luck Gals!

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