I get very excited at this time of year, not only does the world look very beautiful, but it also inspires me. It inspires my wardrobe, the things I make, the photos I take and as you’ll know from previous years, it also inspires what I bake. Todays recipe is about as autumnal as you can get. My autumn leaf biscuits are inspired by the gorgeous outdoors and the sweet spicy flavours of the season.
Autumn Leaf Biscuits
These are made using a very basic recipe and I’ve added a little cinnamon and nutmeg, as they are the perfect flavours for Autumn. I made the biscuits using some leaf shaped cutters that I bought from Amazon. I’ve made them different colours, using a little food colouring, but they are just as nice without.
Just a quick side note! I have a bit of a rubbish oven, so have been struggling loads with my baking recently. My yellow biscuits burnt a little, as they were my first batch and I had to adjust the time and tempt to allow for the oven! Although the slightly darker edges do make them look a little more like leaves, they didn’t taste quite a good as the green and orange ones!
225g unsalted butter
200g granulated sugar
1 large beaten egg
1 tbsp milk
400g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
Gel food colouring I used yellow, orange and green
How to Make
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and place to one side.
Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy.
Add the egg and milk to the mix and stir until combined.
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until they form a stiff dough.
Divide the mixture in three and add food colouring to each, mix the dough until the colour is fully combined.
Place the dough in the fridge for half an hour.
Preheat oven to 160ºc
Roll out each dough to about 4mm on a floured surface and cut out your leaf shapes using your leaf cookie cutters.
Use a small knife or decorating tool to add details to your leaves and place them onto a baking sheet.
Put them back in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool.
Bake for 6-8 minutes and cool on a wire rack.
I absolutely love how these came out, they look so pretty. You could definitely try out different biscuit recipes and flavours with these cutters too. They would also look absolutely fantastic iced. I’m definitely going to use these cutters every year. Let me know if you make any Autumn leaf biscuits, I love to see your bakes too.
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