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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  1. these are adorable!! want to send me some? 😉

  2. How cute! I love the acorns 🙂

  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 😉

  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. 🙂

  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 🙂

  11. 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.

  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! 🙂

  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.

  21. That is an interesting post. I will return to your blog.

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