|Looking for fall cookie ideas? Grab your leaf cookie cutters and a gingerbread cookie recipe, and get started!|
|These fall cookies were festive and fun. Any gingerbread cookie recipe will do!|
|You can vary the "shade" of your leaf cookies by dividing your batter into thirds and adding varying amounts of cocoa powder to each batch.|
I used a standard gingerbread cookie recipe designed for cookie cutters (gingerbread men, in fact) as a starting point, and varied the ingredients and proportions slightly to yield a variety of fall shades. This resulted in an exciting range of colors in the finished leaf cookies
How to Make Leaf Cookies in Varying Shades of Brown
In total, I made three batches of cookies: I added 5 ounces of melted bittersweet chocolate to one batch of dough and 3 ounces to the second batch (though the difference in color between the two was hard to detect). In the third batch, I reduced the molasses from 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup, replaced brown sugar with white sugar, and added a little milk (a little less than 1/4 cup) to replace the moisture from the molasses that I removed.
|These fall cookies were a delicious addition to the table.|
Happy fall baking!