Hand Decorated Autumn Cookies


I love the Fall!  It’s my favorite time of year.

There are a lot of Fall Festivals here in North Carolina once it cools down and I get a lot of orders for my Autumn Leaf cookies. Here are my favorites:


Autumn Cookies by A Helicopter Mom


Autumn Cookies by A Helicopter Mom



•  6 cups flour
•  3 tsp. baking powder
•  2 cups unsalted butter
•  2 cups sugar
•  2 eggs
•  2 tsp. vanilla extract, almond or desired flavoring
•  1 tsp. salt


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.
  2. Chill for 1 to 2 hours
  3. Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees F (176 C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges. This recipe can make up to 5-dozen 3″ cookies.



•  2 lbs of powedered sugar
•  1/3 cup light Karo corn syrup
•  1-2 TBS of clear vanilla and or clear almond extract (or some of both).
•  milk or water to adjust consistency


  1. Mix powdered sugar, corn syrup and flavorings together at a low speed until thoroughly blended without any small pockets of powdered sugar.  Do not use high speed or you will end up with bubbles.
  2. For thicker icing to use for outlining or writing, add additional powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency.
  3. For thinner icing to fill in designs, add very small amounts of milk or water until you get the consistency you want.
  4. Can be stored in the refrigerator for a week, but should be room temperature again before using.


  1. Gorgeous cookies!

  2. Those Leaves look so REALLY! What AWESOME Cookies :)

  3. Sarah Westerberg says:

    Those cookies are gorgeous! I would love to be able to make something like that for friends and bosses!

  4. Those are pretty cool!

  5. Peggy Greco says:

    I love these autumn cookies, so festive

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