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A Perfect Central Florida Open House Treat: Fall Leaves Sugar Cookies

Having an open house this fall?  The fall season is a great time to sell your home.  Treat your prospective buyers to fresh baked leaf-shaped cookies.  The cookies will not only be delicious but will add a sweet aroma in the house.

 

Fall Leaves Sugar Cookies

 

1 cup Butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 Egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Red, orange and yellow gel food colors

Coarse white, orange and/or yellow decorator sugars

 

Combine butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, milk and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough into thirds; place each portion into separate bowls. Add very small amount of red gel food color to portion; mix well. Add additional red gel for desired color, if necessary. Repeat with remaining dough portions and gel food colors.

Shape each dough into ball; flatten each ball to 1/2-inch thickness. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 400°F. Working with half of each dough color (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), drop tablespoon-size pieces of dough from each color onto a well-floured surface in a random pattern with dough pieces touching. Roll out dough to 1/4- to 1/8-inch thickness, forming a marbled design. Cut with 3-inch leaf-shaped cookie cutters.

Place cookies, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorator sugar. Bake 7-9 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.

 

Source:  http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/1761/fall-leaves-sugar-cookies

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm by Jake Johnson

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