Fall is right around the corner and I for one am happy to see it coming!! The smells of Fall outside is one of my favorite scents that make we want to open all the windows in the house and cook special treats for my family. I love waking up to the cool crisp air with a hint of cold winter breezes to come. Here is a sweet treat to make for any Fall special event a hit for your family and friends.
Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies
Prep: 30 minutes
Baking: 5 minutes
Yield: 4-Dozen Cookies
1½ cups Butter (room temperature)
3 cups Sugar
2 tbsp. Greek Yogurt
3 tsp. Vanilla Extract
3½ cups Flour
1½ tsp. Baking Soda
1½ tsp. Baking Powder
½ tsp. Salt
Cake Boss 4-Piece Fall Leaf Fondant Press Set
Wilton Orange Sparkle Gel
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Using electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together for a few minutes at medium speed using paddle.
Add Greek yogurt and vanilla extract to butter and sugar mixture in mixer. Cream together for 1 to 2 minutes at medium speed.
Add eggs to mixture and beat together for about 3 minutes.
Combine dry ingredients in medium mixing bowl: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly add dry mixture to mixer on low speed until all ingredients are evenly combined.
Scoop mixture into medium mixing bowl. Seal and place in refrigerator overnight.
Remove from refrigerator. Scoop out one fist-sized ball at a time and place onto parchment paper. Knead with hands. Sprinkle flour onto rolling pin and dough as needed to avoid sticking. Use rolling pin to flatten dough evenly.
Using all 4 of the fall leaf cookie/fondant cutters, begin to cut each shape into the dough as many times as possible. Do NOT press down on spring button.
Place all of the fall leaf shaped cookies onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes per batch.
Remove from oven. Let cool for approximately 5 minutes.
Knead yellow fondant in hands for a few minutes. Use fondant roller or regular rolling pin to flatten into a thin layer. Using the same fall leaf shapes, begin to cut as many leaves as possible from the fondant.
Be sure to press down on the spring button when cutting each shape, this will create 3-dimensional detailing and indentations for your leaves.
Repeat step 12 for the orange fondant.
Using the orange sparkle gel, begin to fill the indentations. Do this to about half of the sugar cookies. Add fondant leaf cutouts to each cookie and press down gently to secure.
Serve and enjoy!
Sarah L says
Beautiful cookies. I really like the cookie cutters you used.
These cookies look amazing, I can’t wait to try this, they’re perfect for fall. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
sara Schwab says
Fall cookies look yummy
what a wonderful creation! This cookies is not just only cute but it is delicious, Awesome! Thank you for sharing the recipe of this cutie cookie leaf! Love it.
debbie campbell says
I love the colors of Fall, and these cookies capture it perfectly. The recipe looks easy to make, so I will add these to my Fall baking list!
heather mcfarland says
I can’t wait to try these. They are so pretty.
Christy Caldwell says
These cookies are adorable! I know my sugar addict son would love them. I’m going to try to recreate them soon.
Tami Lewis says
These are gorgeous! My leaf cookie cutters are different but I will still be doing this!
I love sugar cookies. Especially when they’re slightly under baked and iced. I’ve never tried them using yogurt.I’m not fond of Greek yogurt. I wonder if regular would be alright to use?
Haley Cook says
What a great recipe ! I am going to have to try this ! Maybe make them for Thanksgiving for the family.
john hutchens says
Beautiful cookies. I really like the Cake Boss 4-Piece Fall Leaf Fondant Press Set. They make awesome cookies.
Amy Green says
I always know when fall is coming when the leaves cascade from the trees. As a kid, I loved drawing pictures with maple leaf patterns. This recipe would be a great way to celebrate ushering in the autumn season. You could even take the theme further, and top the cookies with maple icing!
Clare Tea says
Mmm… love sugar cookies. Thanks for the reminder to make these again! What a perfect fall time snack with a cup of cocoa.
Nikki K says
So Pretty! I love fall, can’t wait for Sept & Oct!! Hope this doesn’t sound gross, the two orange cookies on the bottom of the plate with the vine-y /vain-y made me think that would be a great way to make anatomical heart cookies for Halloween 🙂
These look like so much fun to make and to eat. I love the fall colors and vibrancy of them.
Carol S. says
These are definetly eye catching cookies! They are bursting wtih color and in perfect time for fall foliage. Thanks for sharing.
michelle elizondo says
Fall is my favorite season because its my birthday in september, and I never was surprised by anyone with cute gifts like home made baked cookies.
Sue M. says
I love sugar cookies and these cookies look great! Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe.
Sandy Weinstein says
i am not a baker, but these cookies look so enticing and pretty, reminds me of thanksgiving. stores are already putting out christmas stuff, thanksgiving as well. but these are beautiful.
Wow ! These are gorgeous!
Karen Jaras says
Beautiful to look at, too much effort for me to make.
Maria Raikova says
These look so delicious!! And the colors are so beautiful. I’ll definitely try this recipe:))
Sara Theissen says
Aww these are cute! They would be great for Thanksgiving.
Pamela Gurganus says
Oh my goodness these cookies are gorgeous! They’re almost too pretty to eat! I said almost…I’m certain they taste just as good as they look! Thank you for sharing.
Pamela Gurganus says
So I tried making these cookies this week and they didn’t come out near as pretty as yours, but the taste was AMAZING! My family loved them!
Such nice and pretty looking cookies.
Margarida Silva says
Their beautiful!! I love making cookies, now i have a new recipe 😀 THANKS <3
Michelle Elizondo says
How wonderful to celebrate the Fall!
Jenna H says
These look beautiful! I really like the sparkle gel!
I can’t believe it’s almost that time of the year already! Fall is my favourite season.
Lisa Sicora says
I’m making these for potluck for church!! Thank you!!
Yeah, I’m gonna do this.
michelle elizondo says
I can’t wait to try.
Dianne Mumpower says
These look beautiful and delicious, but Fondant? I don’t know how to make it or if it can be bought. I wish I did know how to make it. I hear it is a lot of work. But every time I see something like this, I can’t help but think it is worth the extra effort. So professional looking.
This would be a great recipe to have my niece help me with! She loves to bake.
Hannah C says
These are some of the most adorable cookies I’ve ever seen! I love it.
Katherine Riley says
I never would have even have put together Greek yogurt and cookies. These look fantastic!!
I have fall leaf cutters, and I had a really hard time decorating them. Now I know the trick to use fondant – these are spectacular!
Patricia Delgado says
These cookies are beautiful and probably very tasty! I’ll have to look into some Cake Boss products.
Jerry Marquardt says
This looks like a very delicious, and season ready recipe. I am ready to try this as I look at the nice colors this year on the trees.
Jasmine P says
I love these! So pretty!
Alex B says
looks great, gonna taste it
Mary Bearden says
I love sugar cookies and this is the only time of the year that I let myself have them or I would weigh 300 pounds! These look awfully good! I have to admit that I cheat and get the already made dough but do the decorating myself. With RA and Fibromyalgia, I can barely do that, so making my own dough would send me over the edge! Sure do wish I lived next door to you!
Shelbie Johnston says
Fall is in the air, great time to start baking again and these look sooo good, adding them to my recipe list!
Nidhi Chauhan says
wow amazing eye catching cookies. I will try them out for sure.
Melissa Moreno says
These look so yummy and perfect for Fall and baking with the kids.
What lovely fall cookies, thank you for sharing your recipe with us.
The bright colors of the fondant really are lovely! They look almost…..almost….too pretty to eat!
Darla Peduzzi says
Love these! I pinned them and hope to try them too. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
fantastic recipe an I really love the beautiful autumn colours
Terry Rodriguez says
These cookies looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. Will try to make some.
Nice Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies.
Nice Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies Recipe.
BILL HOFF says
We are always looking for different treats to prepare our grand kids!
Dorothy Hubbard says
I wanted to grab one off my screen and eat they look that good. Thanks for the recipe and leaf idea.
Debbie Welchert says
These are so pretty and I love the bright colors. My grandchildren would love them too!
Sandy Klocinski says
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Love it!
These are so pretty and I had never thought to make Fall cookies like this but now I want to.
Sue E says
I pinned this recipe already! Not only does this recipe sound good, but the cookies look to pretty to eat!!! I think I would add a few to my Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece.
Kate F. says
Thanks for sharing the recipe! Your cookies look so pretty.
Recipes look good can’t wait to start baking
Diana Scholz says
Thank you for the step by step with pictures!!!! That is SO helpful!
Penny Delgado says
Saved to favs. Very nice looking cookies for fall. I like 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Sarah Vegetabile says
My kids are bummed because of the rain this weekend .This will make a great treat we can make together!!
Sugar cookies are so good. Especially when they’re warm from the oven. The leaf design is cute but, I have an old oak tree that drops a ton of leaves that must be raked up. I have seen enough leaves!
molli vandehey says
thanks so much, i was just looking for a good fall cookie to make! these look easy and yummy!
Linda Manns Linneman says
I love sugar cookies. These sound so good and are so cute. Thank you for sharing
Sally Wilsey says
These really look good and I was looking for a recipe to do with my Granddaughter during her school break in a few weeks. Great way to bring in Fall.
belinda bell says
these cookies look so good and they will be perfect for my church’s fall festive dinner
These would be great to make this weekend, since we are housebound as we are waiting for the Hurricane. Ugh! LOL
Elizabeth Johnson says
Oh my goodness. Those are such cute cookies. We definitely have to try making these with nana.
Athena Emmanouilidis says
These cookies are gorgeous! They’re deserving of being sold in a professional bakery
Kara Marks says
Looks like a great recipe and the cookies are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks!
these look anazing and I love the recipe and the beautiful pictures Im going to surprise the kids and make some thanks
These are so cute and pretty! Would love to make these , thanks for the recipe!
Samantha Callahan says
Your cookies are beautiful and professionally creative. I wish I had your touch. I can only imagine what they would look like if I tried. Yours are really pretty!
N Bear says
Those are so cute! I don’t like the taste of fondant, so I would probably just use icing instead.
Sandra Watts says
My favorite part of Autumn are the leaves. I love these cookies. They are so pretty.
Jacqueline Driggers says
Neat recipe! Shared it on my food and cooking page. What a great idea for fall parties.
Ashley Busse says
These are quite possibly the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen!!
Michelle Ferrari - Johnson says
These look too pretty to eat. I will be making these with my daughter to dunk in my coffee! I haven’t met a cookie yet that doesn’t taste delicious in my coffee! Lol
Betty C says
I love these cookies. Not only is the shape of leaves perfect for fall the colors you chose add just the right look.
Wendy Sebastian says
I have fall leaf cookie cutters, but these are REALLY deluxe! Thanks for the recipe.
Lauryn R says
These cookies are so beautiful, I almost wouldn’t want to eat them!
Jeanna Massman says
This are beautiful cookies! I’m especially intrigued by using Greek yogurt in the recipe!
Miles Imhoff says
These leaf cookies look so tasty. I think I might be FALLing for them. *drum sound*
These look gorgeous – great recipe!
Gwen B says
I feel like I missed out on Halloween-themed cookie baking, but thankfully these leaf cookies are still appropriate (and will be for a while.)
What lovely cookies and thank you for sharing your recipe with us.
Sarah Phillips says
These are stunningly gorgeous sugar cookies! These Fall Leaf cookies would be an absolute HIT at Thanksgiving this year! I’m going to have to get those leaf cookie cutters. I think I might add some maple, cinnamon, or pumpkin flavoring to the fondant. I’ve heard fondant can be pretty bland!
Katie Ellis says
These are so cute and also look delicious. What a great cookie recipe for fall. Thank you so much for sharing.
Sarah L says
These would be great for Thanksgiving. Thanks.
Sue M. says
I love sugar cookies! These look really scrumptious, thanks for posting the recipe!
KATE SARSFIELD says
Those spring-loaded cutters are great! And yes, I do love the Fall (or Autumn) as we call it here in Ireland.
These cookies are so CUTE! I love seasonal based desserts and since I am an autumn baby this is something I would really enjoy! I am pinning this to my Thanksgiving Board as a possible dessert to make for this year’s holiday. Thank you so much for sharing this! 🙂
Agnes Dela Cruz says
Beautiful design and will definitely try this with the help of my daughter M
Jeanna Massman says
I would love to make these cookies with my grandson.
Christy Caldwell says
These are so pretty!! I’ll try to make them, but mine never turn out looking like cookies. ???? Thanks for the recipe.
Sue Mullaney says
I love these sugar leaf cookies; they’re almost too pretty to eat! Thanks for posting the recipe.
Sarah L says
Those are very fun. I want those cookie cutters.
Geri Sandoval says
Love making sugar cookies, never use fondant before great idea. Love the way they came out with the gel also.
Lisa Ogle says
Thank you for this recipe, these cookies are really cute. I actually never seen cookie cutters like that I need to get me some!
Deborah Caudill says
Thanks for sharing your recipe and decorating instructions for the fall leaf sugar cookies. They look adorable.
Bridget Combs says
I love sugar cookies and these are so cute!! I can’t wait to make them with my children.
Amber Terry says
I am in love with these! I really like autumn and I’m keeping my eyes peeled for recipes like this 🙂
Christina Gould says
Those cookies are beautiful and they look delicious. Thanks for sharing!
Easy basic recipe that can be dressed up for fall.. Love the idea of fall cookies.. Thank you!
benjamin bubb says
Cute cookies I’ve gotta try these…
Laura Farmer says
Pinned this one, the look delish!
These cookies are too cute to eat. My family loves homemade sugar cookies and I’m sure they will love these as well.
This recipe makes a very pretty cookie. Perfect for a party or gathering!
laurie damrose says
I would make these after a leaf collecting day!
Judy Metcalf says
Interesting. Never thought about making cookies for Fall. The leaf idea is pretty cool.
debbie jane de dios says
wow, really nice! it looks very inviting.
Lindsay Giedosh says
These are some seriously gorgeous cookies!
Jeanna Massman says
My grandson would love to help me make these! I love the colors.
wendy browne says
I’ll have to try this recipe. I’ve never put greek yogurt in cookies.
Sarah Kurtz says
What an awesome ideea! The kkids would absolutely love these.
those are awesome! thanks for the recipe!
Sam L says
These are adorable and they look easy!
steph y says
I can never get the powdered sugar icing right. This is a good alternative.
Sarah L says
Those are the colors of leaves outside my house right now. Fun cookies.
dawn Gordon says
Those are beautiful cookies that i bet you could sell from home for Autumn every year!!
I have never worked with fondant …I’d probably buy the dyes from the bulk Barn, and they have very vibrant colors there, and dye my icing instead but tgats only because I don’t have that equipment you mentioned
Nancy Burgess says
These cooies look awesome and so easy to decorate.
They look very sweet.
Thing to try some day.
great recipe ,i love it
Dotty J Boucher says
I am loving how easy your recipe is and those cookies came out so wonderful and delicious looking, I love that
you added the glitter on the leaves, it just helps bring it out even more.
MINERVA LEBRON says
THIS IS GREAT AND YOU CAN CHANGE THE TEST DEPENDING ON YOUR MOOD. I LIKE CINNAMON AND THE SMELL AROUND OUR HOME.
vicki lorenz says
I love the way these cookies look. They are fall leaves and I will be making these a.s.a.p. Yum
These cookies looks so cute and colorful! 🙂
Very pretty cookies and I like they aren’t too complicated to decorate.
Christina G. says
These are so colorful, just like Fall. Thanks for posting!
Gina E says
These look so yummy and cute! 🙂
Lynne B says
I like sugar cookies but I’m so impatient and never want to wait for the dough to chill. I’ve also never worked with fondant but these are so pretty I may just try them!
Nena Sinclair says
Wow, these cookies are so beautiful!! They look professionally done!
Sandra Watts says
These are so pretty and colorful I almost would not want to eat them. I said almost…
Alisha Lecroy says
These really are the cutest cookies. I don’t think I would have the patience to make them, though.