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. :)

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. I 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.  I used a glaze icing (link to the recipe below) to outline around the cookies and flood the inside. Then I just piped a few decorations onto the cookies once the flood icing had dried. It turns out that for me, simple is the way to go. :)

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

Fall Sugar Cookies

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25 Responses to “Sugar Cookies for Fall”

  1. 1

    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — October 26, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    these are adorable!! want to send me some? ;-)

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    Meagan — October 26, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    How cute! I love the acorns :)

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — October 27, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    Awe Megan, those are so cute!!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 27, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    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 ;)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 27, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    These cookies are absolutely adorable!

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    Cookbook Queen — October 27, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    So pretty! Love the colors.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 27, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    They turned out so cute!

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    sippitysup — October 27, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

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

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — October 27, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    these are so adorable, megan!

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — October 27, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    Totally cute Megan. I’ll have 6 please. :)

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — October 27, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    These are so pretty and festive, Megan!

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    Tracy Wood — October 27, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    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!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 27, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    These cookies look amazing! You’re such a talented cookie designer :)

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    Baking Serendipity — October 27, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    These cookies are such fun :) 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.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — October 28, 2011 @ 3:18 am

    How pretty! I love the decoration on the acorns.

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    Barbara — October 28, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    Your fall cookies are adorable, Megan!

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    Maria — October 28, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Love the bright colors! SO fun!

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    Erin — October 28, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    These are so cute! I just love all things seasonal! :)

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    Kelsey — October 28, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    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!

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    Kate@Diethood — October 29, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    WOW! How pretty!!

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    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — October 29, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

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

  22. 22

    Alejandra — October 29, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

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

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — October 31, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    very pretty!

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    Eliana — November 15, 2011 @ 10:39 am

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

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