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
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.
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.
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.