Maple Leaf Cookies

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I had sugar cookie dough left over from a different project, so I decided to make maple leaf cookies. I found a plastic maple leaf cookie cutter at Hobby Lobby for 75 cents. My five-year-old rolled out the dough, and the kids took turns cutting out their leaves with the cookie cutter.

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After baking and cooling the cookies, I mixed up some autumn-colored frosting. I put lots of yellow food coloring into white frosting to make the burnt orange color. (Use professional food coloring – it’s much brighter than what you dye Easter eggs with.) For the maroon color, I looked at the food coloring and realized I had no red. I used lots of hot pink. My husband walked past, and I asked him what color to add to make the pink color turn into maroon? He said blue. For a minute I thought it was going to turn brown. (I should have just used chocolate frosting then!) But after mixing it some more (and throwing in some cocoa powder), I saw a lovely maroon color. I dusted the cookies with cocoa powder.

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This is a great baking activity to do in the autumn, since maple leaf cookies reflect what is happening in nature. I love how these maple leaf cookies turned out!

 

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5 Responses to “Maple Leaf Cookies”

  1. Stacie says:

    This is one thing my daughter loves to do and that is to make cut out sugar cookies. I think you did a great job on the frosting color. I was wondering what you used on top of the frosting but you answered it in your post. I didn’t see these cut outs when I was at hobby lobby over the weekend. I was thinking of picking up some for fall as I don’t think we have any fall ones. We have Halloween cut outs. Enjoy your cookies.

  2. Cookies make me happy. Frosting with lots of colorant in it makes my kids happy. I think we would have enjoyed spending the day with you!

    Psst… How many did you sneak after bedtime?

  3. Cookies make me happy. Frosting with lots of colorant in it makes my kids happy. I think we would have enjoyed spending the day with you!

    Psst… How many did you sneak after bedtime?

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