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I love things that impress the heck out of people yet, are basically simple to make. These fancy fall acorn cookies are just the thing! You can use store-bought cookie dough or make it from the below , the magic is really in the decorating.
Fancy Fall Acorn Cookies
- 3 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 C soft unsalted butter
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 1 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
Cookie Cutter: acorn
- 4 egg whites
- 2 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- golden yellow and green
- 1 small bottle of alcohol
- 1 tube of golden lustre dust
– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add eggs…Continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
– Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed).
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
-Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
-Divide the icing into 2 equal bowls.
-The first bowl of icing add in a few drops of green
-The second bowl of icing, add several drops of golden yellow food coloring. Stir to mix.
-Spoon each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #2 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
-Using the green piping bag, pipe a green line along the edge of the acorn cookies.
-Fill in with the thin green icing.
-Let dry for 2 hours.
-Take a #2 piping bag with golden yellow and pipe around the edge of the edge of the cookie as seen in the image.
-Brush with the gold paint you made using 1/4 tsp alcohol and 1 tablespoon of gold lustre dust
-Let dry for another 4 hours before bagging or ripping into your fancy fall acorn cookies like a monkey on a cupcake