Is fall in the air? I don't know, but fall is definitely in the stores. Everywhere you look we're reminded of how soon we'll be raking leaves. Well, you might be raking leaves, but I won't. I've told my husband it's not in my job description. I will however, be baking leaves.
Fall Leaf Cookies
You wouldn't believe me if I just told you how simple they were to make, so I'm going to show you!
No rake needed.
The idea came to me when I spotted the leaf stencil at Michaels.
And I had the perfect cutters to make it happen, although any round, square or rectangle cutter could make it happen.
Lay the cookie cutter over a leaf to make sure the stencil will fit.
I used the plaque cutters from Karen's Cookies.
Bake up several plaque cookies, outline and flood with golden yellow royal icing.
Let the cookies dry overnight.
If you have a stencil and airbrush, continue by airbrushing with gold.
One of my favorite places for stencils is The Cookie Countess.
Not to worry if you don't have an airbrush, you can use Wilton Gold Color Mist for the spray.
Before messing up a cookie, I decided to practice my stencil on the counter.
Pipe fall colors of buttercream frosting onto the back side of an off set spatula.
Spread across the stencil.
Lift the stencil - there it is perfectly on the counter.
Now I wish I had used a cookie!
Now it's time for the real deal.
By using the same technique, lay the stencil on the cookie, spread the frosting across the top and lift the stencil.
Each cookie will have a beautiful leaf, stenciled with frosting on top.
It's the look of fall...without all the raking!