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Awesome Autumn Leaves
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Awesome Autumn Leaves
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3 dozen
88 Minutes
80 Minutes
8 Minutes

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Description:


These sandwich cookies take just a bit of extra time, but they're worth every minute. What a beautiful and tasty way to celebrate the arrival of fall.

Ingredients:


Amount Ingredient
  1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  1 cup granulated sugar
  1 large egg
  1 tsp. almond extract
  4 drops red food coloring
  2 drops yellow food coloring
  3 cup Pioneer Original or Buttermilk Baking Mix
  1/2 cup ground toasted almonds
  1 can (16 oz) prepared vanilla frosting
  1 tube chocolate decorating icing

Preparation Instructions:


  1. In large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, almond extract and food colors; mix well. Add Pioneer Baking Mix; mix on low speed to combine. Stir in almonds. Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
     
  2. Roll out half of dough on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out leaf shapes (or other shapes as desired) using 3-inch cookie cutter.
     
  3. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in a 350°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from baking sheet to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.
     
  4. To make sandwich cookies, spread about 1 tablespoon vanilla frosting on one cookie; top with another cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies. Decorate with chocolate frosting.