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  • Serves: 40 Servings

Autumn Leaves

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Category: Holiday, Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Butter; (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 c Packed brown sugar
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tb Pure maple syrup or
  • -maple-flavor syrup
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
  • Orange paste food coloring
  • Red paste food coloring


1. BEAT butter in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to
high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking powder, and salt; beat
till comhined. Beat in egg, maple syrup, and vanilla. Beat in as much of
the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a
wooden spoon.

2. DlVlDE dough into thirds. Leave one portion plain. Knead orange paste
food coloring into another portion. Knead red paste food coloring into
remaining portion. Chill dough for 1 hour or till easy to handle.

3. ROLL about a third of each color dough into I0-inch ropes on a lightly
floured surface. Twist ropes together; fold in crosswise and flatten
slightly. Roll 1/8 inch thick (keep remaining dough refrigerated). Cut with
leaf-shape cookie cutters . Place cutouts 1 inch apart on greased cookie
sheets. Score veins with a table knife or skewer. Gently gather and reroll
scraps. Repeat with remaining dough.

4. BAKE in a 375 degree oven 7 to 9 minutes or till edges begin to brown.
Cool on wire racks.

NOTES : Be sure to use paste food coloring. Liquid coloring softens the
dough so it's hard to handle and cutouts lose there shape.

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