As you know, I’m obsessed with fall. You are probably wondering if I’m so inlove with fall, why would I move to a state that has no changing leaves in the fall. Sometimes I ask myself the same thing! That is one of the things I miss most about living in Colorado.
To pay homage to the beautiful changing leaves, I decided to create a recipe for some fun leaf shaped cookies. They are maple flavored and are filled with maple icing. And they are perfect for anyone else who is missing the changing leaves this fall!
Beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
Mix in the maple sryup. Mix in eggs and vanilla and maple extracts.
In a separate bowl, stir the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
Gradually add to wet mixture until combined.
Wrap dough in a disc and chill for at least 2 hours. Roll out the dough until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into leaf shapes.
Place on lined baking sheet at bake at 325 for 7-10 minutes. Allow them to cool completely
You can fill in the cracks with gold glitter gel and gold sanding sugar like I did.
Stir the maple syrup and melted butter together.Whisk in the vanilla and maple extract. Slowly add the confectioner’s sugar (one cup at a time). Beat until it is fluffy and silky.
Spread onto the back of a cooled cookie. Top with matching cookie and serve.