After Mr M giving me a much wanted Kitchenaid for my birthday last week I couldn’t wait to try it out so I decided to make Autumn Leaf biscuits. I saw a pin on Pinterest ages ago with multicoloured leaves cut out from cookie dough but there was no recipe attached. I decided to try to make my own using a basic biscuit recipe and using green, red and yellow food colouring gave it a go. Sadly the pretty colours of the dough didn’t show through once the biscuits were baked and turned out a brown and red marbled leaf instead. Still looked Autumnal though :)!
What you need:
50g Caster Sugar
1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
175g Plain Flour
Food colouring of your choice, I used green, red and yellow
How to make:
Preheat your oven to 150 degrees
Add the butter and caster sugar, beat until light and fluffy
Add the vanilla extract and mix, then add the flour making sure it is mixed well
Using your hands, divide the dough into 3 or 4 balls so you can then add the food colouring to the individual dough.
Once all your dough is coloured roll them out and keep turning it over until all the colours are mixed through to give your autumnal shades.
Cut out the dough using cutters, if your leaf cutters don’t have the veins in them you can draw them in yourself by using a sharp knife.
Tip: make sure you use flour when rolling out on your worktop and rolling pin as it’s quite a sticky dough
Place them in your preheated oven and cook for 25 minutes or until golden.
Let your Autumn leaf biscuits cool down a little before munching on them, burnt tongues hurt. A lot! Let me know if you give this recipe a try :)!