Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Autumn Leaves with Three and Five

Ah, autumn. Stunning clouds, crisp wind, swirling leaves, cool temperatures. What's not to love? Well, aside from the fact that where I live, this transitional season--in all its refreshing, amazing glory--is heartbreakingly brief, and leads all too soon to five months of winter. I try not to think about that, though, on days like the ones we're having now, full of nature-walking and apple picking and alpaca farm visiting and pumpkin gathering.

Oh--and cookie baking:

Why yes, I DID tint three bowls of cookie dough with separate autumnal colors and roll them out in a marbled pattern to make mixed colors for miniature maple-leaf, pumpkin, and apple cookie cutters, what did YOU do yesterday?


Mom and Kiddo said...

OOOh, I love those cookies!

Shan said...

The Betty Crocker Cookie Book, recipe for Caramel Apple cookies made with the variation for Autumn Leaves instead. It's basically just a sugar cookie dough, tinted with food coloring and cut out with fall cookie cutters. (The Caramel Apples ones were tinted red, cut into apple shapes, and dipped in melted caramels, which we did not have, so I made the leaves instead.)

Elise said...

Wow. I am impressed!