How to Make Fall Leaf Cookies
Because sugar cookies aren't just for Christmas.
Though we love a pumpkin pie just as much as the next person, there are times when eating dessert seems like an impossibility following a Thanksgiving meal loaded with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing — you get the point. Though most people associate sugar cookies with Santa Claus and Christmas, the buttery rounds make the perfect grab-and-go sweet treat when a decadent sit-down dessert just isn’t in the cards. That’s exactly why you should add a plate of these mesmerizing leaf cookies to your Thanksgiving feast. Colorful, cute and oh-so-fun to decorate, they’re also a great way to include kiddos big and small in on the holiday prep.
When it comes to working with royal icing, be sure to keep the following in mind:
- For outlining, icing should be thick and pipable.
- For flooding (filling inside the lines), icing should be the consistency of runny yogurt.
- If you find your icing not matching the consistency you desire, thin it with water.
Now all that's left for you to do is decorate!