Tuesday, November 24, 2015

leaf cookie template

I've been wanting to make these cookies; I have no leaf-shaped cookie cutter. I do have a pumpkin shape and I may use it, but I really like these as leaves.

I went outside and took the first flat-ish leaf I saw, which wasn't so simple because they're mostly dried up and curling. But this one - which was softer and flatter when I brought it in - got traced and lines drawn on it, and I hope to use it whenever I can get to it. The dough is made, and waiting.


  1. Yes! I've done it that way before--for various shapes. It works. Your cookies will be so pretty, Lisa. :)

    I want to try the chocolate leaves--there's one tutorial here: http://www.1finecookie.com/2011/11/the-idiots-guide-to-making-edible-leaves-make-an-impressive-dessert-for-thanksgiving/. I always think of it after the fall holidays/fall baking. Next year!! :)

    1. I think I saw that technique on Martha Stewart's program years ago. It may not be too difficult.

  2. And I just noticed the tutorial I linked to in my comment a second ago isn't even for chocolate leaves. This is more the idea/look I'd be going for: http://candy.about.com/od/otherchocolaterecipes/ss/chocleavessbs.htm. Pretty either way, but the chocolate ones are so simple and elegant-looking.

  3. Very clever! I love how you worked through your problem with such a simple and natural solution.