Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fall Color Cookies

I  was just having a little fun in the kitchen today.  It was like playing with Play-Doh!  Such a colorful way to celebrate fall, and so easy and fun to make.
First make this easy sugar cookie recipe  -- no chilling and easy rolling out dough..

No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
6 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract (almond is wonderful too)
1 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Mix well.
Roll to desired thick and cut into desired shapes. Bake on un greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or just before they begin to turn brown around the edges. I like to roll them at least 1/4 to 1/3 inch-thick; they just taste so good thick. Also be sure to check them at 8 minutes with the first pan.  You might need more time,  but just to be sure, check them early

Then color the cookie dough in desired colors. 

Then pretend you are in preschool and "smoosh" the dough together, and then make sure you roll the dough with a rolling pin to compact the dough.  If you don't do this, the cookies tend to fall apart after baking.

Make sure you roll out the cookies nice and thick.

Happy fall to all my readers of Red Couch Recipes.


Lynn said...

Cute fall cookies Joni-enjoy:@)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

what cute cookies! great idea, too

Jacqueline said...

It looks like Play Doh too! What fun to just mix them up and roll them. That was always a no non with Play Doh! I bet they tasted GREAT too.

The Charm of Home said...

Those are adorable Joni! Kids would love to make them!

Sarah said...

Cute idea, Joni. This would be such a fun activity for young children.

Sue said...

I've always wanted to do this with leaf cookies and now, after seeing yours, I REALLY want to do this! Love them, Joni!

Sue said...

P.S. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your beautiful family!