Fall Maple Leaves Cookies
makes 50 cookies (good for 1 batch for each color or divide the dough to mix in different colors before adding the flour)
  • for the cookies:
  • 2 sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • red, yellow and orange food coloring
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light in color and fluffy in texture. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add food coloring and mix again until combined. Add all the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
  2. Roll out your dough between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Repeat with your other colors.
  3. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  4. Unwrap your dough and crumble it into small pieces onto a piece of plastic wrap. Repeat with the other colors. Cover with another piece of wrap and roll them all out into one multicolor sheet of dough. Cut out your cookies. Bake for 8 minutes.
Recipe by Sweet Explorations at http://www.sweetexplorations.com/autumn-maple-leaves-cookies/