Sugar Cookies for Fall

Fall Sugar Cookies

This past week I made sugar cookies for a friend’s daughter to take to school for her birthday. The theme was “Fall”, and I had a blast trying out some new cookie decorations. The cookies turned out pretty well so I thought I’d share them here if anyone needs a little decorating inspiration! I used this cookie cutter set from Wilton for the acorns and leaves, plus a random pumpkin cookie cutter that I’ve had for ages.

Fall Sugar Cookies

Sorry about the not so great pictures. It was late, the icing was still wet, and I just set the cookie sheet on the kitchen floor and snapped away. On a positive note, I did figure out how to change my auto white balance setting on my camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

The decorating was pretty straight forward and simple. I’ve learned that my cookies turn out better when I stick to straight lines and don’t try anything incredibly artistic. Iย thought these turned out pretty cute, and they were very fun to make. If you’re just getting into cookie decorating, I recommend starting with simple, one color designs like these.ย ย I used a glaze icing (link to the recipe below) to outline around the cookies and flood the inside. Then I just pipedย a few decorations onto the cookies once the flood icing had dried.ย It turns out that for me, simple is the way to go. ๐Ÿ™‚

Recipe: Sugar Cookies with Glaze Icingย (plus a few tips on baking sugar cookies!)

Fall Sugar Cookies

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26 comments

  1. these are adorable!! want to send me some? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. How cute! I love the acorns ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. These are super cute! For just putting them on the kitchen floor and shooting away, these pictures are amazing! I wish mine could turn out like that!

    • megan replied: — October 27th, 2011 @ 10:39 am

      Picasa editing helped quite a bit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. These cookies are absolutely adorable!

  5. So pretty! Love the colors.

  6. I hope some of those cookies “fall” my way. GREG

  7. Totally cute Megan. I’ll have 6 please. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. These are so pretty and festive, Megan!

  9. Your cookies are darling!! I was actually going to make pumpkin sugar cookies this afternoon for my students, but I can assure you, they won’t be nearly as pretty as yours!

  10. These cookies look amazing! You’re such a talented cookie designer ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. These cookies are such fun ๐Ÿ™‚ If this is a simple version though…I might need simpler! I don’t have a steady enough hand or enough patience or something for cookie/cake decorating.

  12. How pretty! I love the decoration on the acorns.

  13. Your fall cookies are adorable, Megan!

  14. Love the bright colors! SO fun!

  15. These are so cute! I just love all things seasonal! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. These are so cute, Megan! I’m so glad there are still schools out there that allow homemade treats. Mine doesn’t and it drives me nuts!

  17. These are adorable!!! I need to make sugar cookies more often!

  18. Those are gorgeous!! I love the acorn ones especially!

  19. Megan – you are one talented cookie decorator! These look amazing!!!!

  20. Hi Megan, I;m just trying my hand at cookie preparation and decoration and had a question. How do you maintain the piping (the design) dry after you have decorated the cookie? I have tried again and again to use the same glizing mixture (with some more icing) for the pipe and every time I place the cookies in a box, they smudge. Is there any workaround? Thanks.

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