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Fall Leaf Cookies

20151017_225656Decorating the fall leaf cookies

This project has been in my mind since last winter. I was waiting for this fall to do it. I enjoyed every moment painting and decorating it. My friends loved it too.20151017_225635

Things you need for this project

 Sugar Cookies

Food Color – Yellow, Red, Brown, Green

Alcohol like bacardi or gin to dilute the food color.

Wilton Golden Pearl Dust

Royal Icing

Brush- make sure that you store the brushes separately and use it only for food color


  • Add 2 drops of food color in separate bowls and dilute them with alcohol. Place a few cookies onto a parchment paper on your table.20151017_175643
  • Using a paint brush start painting the top and sides with yellow as shown in the picture.20151017_180529
  • Then use the red color to fill up the top middle part of the cookie.20151017_181120
  • Then the brown color for the lower part of the cookie.20151017_181822
  • Lastly the green over the bottom sides as seen in the picture. Let it dry. 20151017_182651
  • Using royal icing, pipe the veins of the leaves. Let it dry.(Sorry, forgot to get a snap. Got too engrossed in the work).
  • Then mix the pearl dust and a drop of alcohol to dilute it.Paint over the top of the piped royal icing.20151017_225656

Decorating Techniques from Sweet Amb Cookies.

Royal Icing

Royal Icing is easy to make and very useful to decorate cookies.

Sorry, I forgot to take pictures this time. I shall definitely add it next time.


Icing Sugar – 2 cups

Meringue pw – 1.5 tbsp

Vanilla or Lemon Extract – 1/4 tsp

Warm Water – 1/4 cup


  • Whisk the icing sugar and meringue pw together in a bowl.
  • Add water as well as the extract and beat on high speed until glossy and stiff peaks have formed.
  • Add more water or icing sugar if needed to get to the right consistency.
  • I have used flood consistency which means that the icing falls of from the beater in the form of a ribbon.
  • Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container to prevent hardening.