Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall Leaf Cookies

I used to love playing in the leaves when I was a kid. My parents had some big trees. And those trees pretty much produced enough leaves for the entire neighborhood. Not that I shared. (Come on. I was a kid. The biggest pile of leaves wins. I wanted to win.)

My brothers and I would rake for hours. HOURS I tell you. That's like 4 years to a kid. My mom always told me that if we wanted to rake the leaves into big piles, we had to rake ALL the leaves. Not just some of them. (How do parents get to be so smart anyway?) And then after we jumped in them and hid in them and threw them at each other, we would build houses out of them. Seriously, I TOLD you we had a ton of leaves. And then my mom would come out and we knew that would be the end of it all. And we would pretend to be sad, but honestly, we already had leaves stuck in places we didn't want to mention and they kind of smelled bad and its not really very fun to hide in a big pile of slightly wet leaves while your brothers pretend like they can't find you. For a super long time. And then they all jump on you like they didn't know you were there.... So, yeah, not too sad to see my mom in the doorway.

Anyway....I haven't actually lived anywhere that has trees with leaves that fall off in the fall since I moved away from home. It makes me wonder what this world is coming to. My poor children. I feel so bad that they will never smell like moldy leaves. So I make them fall leaf cookies instead. And I let them help me. Because these cookies are so fun and so easy to make.

And they make me happy inside when I look at them. And I think that maybe eating them makes my children happy inside. And that's what I'm all about. Happy insides.

15 comments:

Charlene Austin said...

Oh those are just awesome! Such a cute story too.

Krista Heij Barber said...

Awe! That was such a beautiful post to go a long with your beautiful cookies! That is how I felt when I moved from Canada to Florida. Fall is my favorite time and glad to be in the midwest now :)
Love it! Love the cookies and love happy insides!!

Michelle said...

The cookies are GORGEOUS!! I cannot even tell them apart from the non-edible leaves in the basket. Wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

You have the most hilarious 'voice'. Your stories are as good as your cookies...and I love, love L-O-V-E that idea of adding black food colouring to chocolate sugar cookie dough. Great for a lazy gal like me who wants to decorate cookies but who also prefers to cheat on the task.
The leaves are great. We never have Autumn here and leaves just die whenever and it doesn't have the same feeling as living in a country with a real Autumnal feel.
Good job!
June

brenda said...

These are beautiful. Love the idea. Immitation, the hightest form of flatery. I'm stealin'.

Michelle said...

I love these!! How did you get the pretty color gradiation? Is that the toothpick technique?

Glora said...

These are beautiful, thanks for the story too. Always so fun to read your blog posts! Hugs- Glora

cookies and cups said...

Gorgeous!! I could certainly jump into a pile of those ;)

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

This post and these beautiful cookies make me happy inside and out! Love the colours.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

those seriously look like REAL leaves whoooa. I took a double take at the first pix of them in the basket how cool! Great job. Love this site, fun.

Kristan said...

These are gorgeous!! Love the colors. So lifelike.

Nisson Family said...

I LOVE the look of these cookies. They are so Fall. :)

Love them!
Pam
Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Sue said...

Your BEAUTIFUL cookies make me happy inside too!

Marie M. said...

Love these cookies -- BUT -- where is the recipe and directions? I've looked, no look. Help!

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