Easy Fall Cookies (Leaf Cookies)

Use this step by step tutorial to learn how to make easy Fall leaves sugar cookies. You just need tinted cookie dough and edible markers. Kids can help too!

Making these Fall cookies have been on my BUCKET LIST ever since I saw them in a magazine a few years ago.

Since Fall is officially here, the timing was PERFECT.

These are the EASIEST Fall cookies I have ever made.

You just need colored cookie dough and black edible marker!

NO need for marshmallow fondant or even royal icing for  these Fall decorated cookies.

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Even though I love Fall and LOOKING at the leaves change colors…

I HATE when those leaves start falling and flying everywhere!

I swear those darn leaves are falling FASTER than I can rake them! *sighsssss*

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These Fall sugar cookies are CRISPY and CRUNCHY.

You can add your choice of flavorings and extracts but my FAVORITE is pumpkin spice for this time of the year.

Best of all, you can get your kids involved and they can help out too.

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How to decorate Fall cookies? How to make Fall cookies?

These Autumn cookies are very SIMPLE to make. Start off by preparing the sugar cookie dough. Divide the dough into 4 portions and tint them red, yellow, green and orange. Break off small portions of each ball and randomly stick them together. Place this colorful dough on a sheet of wax paper. Place another sheet of wax paper on top of the dough. Flatten in with a rolling pin. Use leaf cutters to cut out pieces. Bake. Allow the cookies to cool down. Decorate details with black edible marker. Enjoy!

Easy Fall Cookies (Leaf Coookies Tutorial)

Well, that’s all for today.

If you like these easy homemade Fall cookies (leaf cookies), you may also like some of these other Fall/Autumn recipes:

3 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Leaves

Fall Themed Chocolate Tree Cake

Acorn Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Apples

Rustic Tiered Fall Cake

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Easy Fall Cookies (Leaf Cookies)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Decorating time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Quick and easy Fall cookies (leaf cookies) made with simple ingredients. These homemade decorated Fall cookies are great for Autumn or Thanksgiving parties.
Yield: 15 Cookies


  • 2 cups Sugar cookie dough
  • Gel colorings, Red, yellow, orange and green
  • Edible marker, Black
  • Leaf cutters, Various sizes and styles
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling pin


  • Prepare your sugar cookie dough.
  • Divide the dough into 4 balls.
  • Use red, yellow, orange and green gel colorings to tint each ball.
  • Break off small portions of each ball.
  • Randomly, start sticking them together until you have something that looks like a colorful log.
  • Use the palm of your hands to flatten this colorful log piece.
  • Place this flattened dough on a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Place a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper on top of the dough.
  • Use a rolling pan to flatten out the dough.
  • Use leaf cutters to cut out shapes.
  • Place them on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown along the edges. 
  • Once the cookies cool down, use a black edible marker to draw details on the leaves. Enjoy!


Calories: 9kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 3mg
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 9
Author: CakeWhiz

12 comments on “Easy Fall Cookies (Leaf Cookies)”

  1. These cookies have been on my bucket list forever too! I even bought the leaf cookie cutters two years ago, but never made them. I will definitely be making them this year for Thanksgiving! So cute!!!

  2. Wow, how awesome and easy are these. I made a similar recipe years ago but mine were not so colorful – plus I made them from scratch. Mywould love these!

  3. So beautiful!!! 🙂 I bet they taste yummy too.
    — DT

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