Leaf-Shaped

October 5, 2011

Tea & Cookies

Cookie Cutters

Leaf-Shaped Cookies

I bought a set of leaf-shaped cookie cutters last month to make pretty shapes for the top of our wedding pies. I was really happy with the way they turned out, so I'll be using them for all of our holiday pies too. And for lots and lots of leaf-shaped cookies.

Yesterday was cold, so I baked a batch of these sugar cookies in an effort to warm things up. I seriously can't believe how quickly things are cooling down around here. All of our windows are perma-closed now, and I'm feeling a bit underlayered, like maybe I need to make myself a bunch of socks and scarves and hats before winter.

Now that we're inside all day, our home is feeling a little grimy and cluttered, so I'm on a mission to get things in order. Our kitchen is the only room in our home that I don't want to completely rearrange and scrub down. Anyone else in fall-cleaning mode?

11 comments:

  1. Your cookies turned out great. I have a question. Would you share your recipe for the cookie dough? When I have used cookie cutters with details like your leaves, they seem to spread and lose the sharp edges. - I have my living room all tore up today, just now putting it back together and feel like it's all cozy a ready for nights of popcorn and movies or a good read. xo

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  2. Our heat came on for the first time yesterday...I was soo happy!

    And yes...I am dreaming of getting our place clean so we can open the windows, let in a chilly breeze, and enjoy some tea with warm socks...too bad I don't have the time. =/

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  3. Hi Lindsay! I found your blog through a link on Pinterest for your chai tea. Looks very interesting! I am in Portland, too, and have also been bit by the fall cleaning bug. I decided each day in October I was going to organize or clean something I normally ignore. First the junk drawer, then the oven, but yesterday I just did the dishes and swept the floor. Not sure that counts!

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  4. Sherri - the cookie dough recipe is from Joy of Cooking. Here it is:

    Cream together:
    1/2 cup white or brown sugar
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

    Beat in:
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 eggs
    2 1/2 cups sifted AP flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt

    Chill the dough for 3 to 4 hours before rolling, Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake 7-12 minutes.

    Hope that helps!


    Clair - I want to turn on our heat soooo badly, but I'm determined to wait until it out until absolutely necessary. We'll see how long that resolve lasts...


    MarySue- Haha, I have that same goal of cleaning one thing per day, but I think we're allowed to skip a few here and there. :)

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  5. WHat lovely biscuit cutters. I havve realy old ones(including an axe shaped one?) that were my mum's, and lots of festive ones.

    This weekend I am having a clean and re-arrange and declutter, since we will spend a lot of time indoors over the coming months.

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  6. I found your blog through Pinterest and I love it ... great photos and such fun posts. I'm a new follower.

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  7. Oh my. I'm so happy I found your blog! I also live in Portland with my husband and two kitties. I've got a little cooking blog, and I'm totally crushing on your photos and recipe ideas. Thank you for writing this.

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  8. Just found your blog, and I'm in LOVE. I'm a very occasional and not-too-good knitter (anything rectangle and knit/purl, I'm okay on!). But I love Fall, and photos, and blogs, blah blah blah.

    Anyway. We're ALSO doing wedding pies, and I would love love love to know where you got those cookie cutters! They're adorable!

    Thank you, and I'm stoked to have found this blog :)

    -Lisa from Raleigh, NC!

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  9. Hi Lisa. :)

    I bought my leaf-shaped cookie cutters off amazon.com. Here's the link:

    http://www.amazon.com/Andersons-Baking-7-piece-Cookie-Cutter/dp/B00004S1CG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347663306&sr=8-1&keywords=leaf+shaped+cookie+cutter

    If that doesn't work for any reason, just type 'leaf shaped cookie cutters' into the search bar. It's the first set on the list. :)

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