Sugar Leaf Cookies

Have you ever tried coloring rolled sugar cookies? The first time I tried was three days ago and I found it to be interesting.  Personally, I don’t like getting my hands dirty when I bake, but I thought it was be so cute to make leaf sugar cookies for fall!

I took out my new gel food colorings and squirted some onto a chunk of refrigerated cookie dough and started kneading the cookie.  It was so hard, keep in mind that I love baking, but I’m learning as I go, so I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right. Eventually the dough turned into the color I was trying to get, but when it was time to roll out the dough, I didn’t do a very good job and the cookie actually reminded me of the cereal fruity pebbles. (Do you guys remember that cereal?)

Anyway, below is my first batch of cookies.


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I love the color of the dough before it was placed into the oven, 2nd attempt

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After it was baked in the oven, 2nd attempt.

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Sugar Leaf Cookies


Sugar Leaf Cookies
  • Refrigerated cookie dough
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • red coloring
  • orange coloring
  • yellow coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Divide cookies into 3 equal parts and color the dough
  3. After coloring dough, saran wrap it and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Divide each dough colors into 1 cm balls and then roll into one large ball.
  5. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin and cut the dough with cookie cutters
  6. Bake for 5-8 minutes.


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