Leaf Cookies

Leaf Cookies

Fall into favor with guests and family when you serve these melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies.

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cup sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
cup shortening
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
Yellow food color
Red food color
Green food color
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Stir together sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl. Stir in vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Stir 8 drops yellow food color into 1 part dough to make yellow dough. Stir 8 drops yellow and 3 drops red food color into another part dough to make orange dough. Stir 10 drops red, 8 drops green and 3 drops yellow food color into remaining dough to make brown dough.
  3. Drop small portions of each of the 3 colors of dough close together in random pattern onto lightly floured cloth-covered surface. Roll doughs together into marbled pattern to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2- to 3-inch leaf-shaped cookie cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched in center. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Makes 4 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Dip edges of baked and cooled cookies in melted milk, semisweet or dark chocolate for a decorative and tasty finish.
Place the dough between flat wooden or plastic rulers or between 1/8-inch-thick wooden dowels from a craft or home store. Roll the rolling pin over the rulers or rods to make the dough an even thickness.
Did You Know...
It's easy to make leaf-shaped cutout cookies look like the real thing. To make the veins, just use a table knife to score the cookie dough before baking--that's all there is to it! During baking, the cookies puff slightly and the veins show up nicely when they're done. For inspiration, check out leaves on trees in your yard or in floral arrangements.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 35 ),
  • Total Fat 4 g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 g,),
  • Cholesterol 15 mg;
  • Sodium 55 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.