These multi-colored cookies in the shape of leaves and pumpkins are a cute fall treat for the kids! On the next blustery day, turn on the oven and make a batch of these sweet treats with your children.
The autumnal effect was simple to create. Start out with your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe. Since I prefer to use natural food coloring instead of artificial colors. I just mixed turmeric in ⅓, cocoa in ⅓ and left the rest of the dough uncolored. True, the colors aren't as vibrant as artificial food dye, but they were good enough for us. And in case you are wondering, no, they did not taste like curry. You need only a small amount of turmeric to create yellow dough.
Unfortunately, I could only find plastic autumn cookie cutters in our neighborhood -- they do not work as good as metal ones.This concept could easily be replicated for any holiday/occasion/color combination you like.
Thanks to Mama in Wonderland for the idea!