Autumn Leaf Cookies
I make cutout cookies year round at my house, just depending on the season, they might be sailboats, Christmas trees, hearts or pumpkins. I am no pastry chef and my decorating skills are just so-so, but I really wanted to try to use the Wilton Color Mist and see if I could improve upon my Autumn Leaf Cookies.
I don’t know about you, but I think the final product turned out great! The only way I could have been more pleased was if my other colors had turned out as well as the yellow – orange combination.
Step One: Bake the Cookies
I baked my cutout cookies using this family recipe for delicious Nutmeg Sugar Cookies. I used a variety of small and large leaf cutters. Don’t forget you will need to let your cookies cool before frosting them. Decorating cookies is best done in steps!
Step Two: Apply Frosting Base
I used my favorite cookie frosting, which is actually any brand of creamy vanilla cake frosting. I colored it yellow and then thinned it with water, adding a little bit at a time until it would fall back into itself without any peaks or disturbance. I then dipped each cookie down into the frosting until it was thickly coated with the yellow frosting.
Step Three: Spray with Wilton’s Color Mist
I let the frosting on the cookies begin to dry (this is the tricky part), but not TOO dry and sprayed them with Wilton Color Mist in red. I sprayed them unevenly. I then let them dry a little longer (tricky again), and ran a toothpick through the frosting to simulate the veins in the leaves.
Step Four: Let the cookies dry some more…
I let the cookies dry on a parchment paper – lined cookie sheet until they were completely dry and then displayed them in a wicker cornucopia with candy acorns for a lovely Thanksgiving treat.
Please let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever used Wilton Color Mist – share a picture or two, if you can!