Add dimension to simple leaf cookies by baking some "curls" into them. :)
To minimize the amount of decorating needed,
work some food color gel into your dough before rolling out and cutting.
(Note: Using gloves while mixing in the color is advised. ;))
In prep for baking, roll up some aluminum foil into thin, long "cylinder ropes"
(the smaller the diameter the better)
and space them apart on the cookie sheet. (see photo below)
Cut out the leaf cookies as usual.
Carefully lay them across the foil in various positions.
My foil "ropes" were a bit large and thus my cookies were nearly breaking at spots.
I recommend keeping the foil as condensed as possible.
Bake at same temperature and for the same amount of time.
Decorating is simple if you color the dough ahead.
Just add some brown 10-second glaze vein lines to the leaves.
To add even more dimension, paint on some dry color dust.
Dip a dry brush into the container and shake off the excess.
Paint it onto the cookie around the vein lines.
2013 Fall Leaves Cookie Collection