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Leaf shaped cookies on a plate and on table napkins

Fall Leaves Sugar Cookies

These fall sugar cookies are cut into beautiful maple leaf shapes and are perfectly chewy. Wonderful served throughout the season with coffee or for Thanksgiving! 
Course Dessert, Pastries
Cuisine American
Keyword autumn cookies, sugar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 69kcal



  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    Ingredients on table include; butter, sugar in a bowl, an egg, and vanilla extract
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and egg together on medium-high speed until smooth.
    Butter, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract being beta in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Slowly, blend in the dry ingredients to the wet until they are just combined. Be careful not to over mix!
    Flour being mixed into the butter and sugar mixture in the KitchenAid
  • Cover the bowl of dough with plastic wrap and let it chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
    Dough on a floured cutting board
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. On a floured surface, roll the dough out with a rolling pin until it's about 1/4-inch thick. Using a maple leaf shaped cookie cutter, cut out the cookie shapes and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    Cookie dough cut into leaf shapes and placed on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper
  • Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges turn a light shade of golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for a couple minutes. Enjoy!
    Leaf shaped cookies on a plate and on table napkins


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg