Inside: Find out why I am in love with these foolproof simple cookie recipes for every phase of fall, so easy that moms who can’t bake can make them.
The other day I was on the phone with my husband when I yelled, “Oh shoot!” To which he replied, “What did you burn?” I actually hadn’t burned anything, I just remembered that I forgot to buy steaks when I was at the grocery store. He went on to explain that normally when I yell like that it means I burned something while cooking. Although I’d like to think that isn’t true, I must admit that I get busy and forget about stuff while I’m cooking. Which is why I am in love with these foolproof simple cookie recipes for every phase of fall that are so easy even moms who can’t cook (or bake) can make them.
Foolproof Simple Cookie Recipes So Easy Moms Who Can’t Bake Can Make Them
From one easy-to-make cookie batter by Immaculate Baking, I can whip together four different fancy-shmancy cookies for my kids. You can buy the sugar cookie batter as the refrigerated premade dough (so easy) or the boxed mix. Either way, in just moments, you are ready to go. On top of that, I like using Immaculate Baking products because they are wholesome, and many are certified gluten-free or organic so you can easily share your fall treats with a class, friends, or neighbors.
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Here are my secret Pro tips for making ah-mazing simple cookie recipes:
- Set a timer. No really, every time. It’s the only thing that keeps me from burning stuff.
- If the dough starts to get tacky, throw it in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
- Use a pie cutter to transfer the cookie dough to the baking tray to help keep the shape.
- Cook for the lowest time on the instructions. I tend to overcook cookies, and if I keep to the lower time I usually get much better results.
- Put extra room between each cookie on the baking sheet because sugar cookies tend to expand as they bake.
Here is what you need for all four easy fall desserts:
- Immaculate Baking Sugar Cookie Mix (either refrigerated or in the box)
- Food Coloring
- Candy eyes
- Candy for the monster teeth and turkey wings
- Black frosting gel
- Frosting tip (to make the hairy effect for the monster)
- Cookie cutters (I used a candy corn shape for the turkey, a circle for the monsters, a pumpkin and leaves.)
- Optional: If you decide to get the boxed cookie mix, you will also need eggs, vanilla, butter, and water.
That’s it, you are ready to rock these simple cookie recipes.
Here is a quick video tutorial for the fall baking recipes:
Leaf Cookie Recipe
Follow the main directions from the printable recipe below. I split the dough into 3 sections and added green food coloring to one, red to another and yellow to the third. Then I mixed the red and yellow together and the green and yellow together for a marbled look. Once they were done baking, I added black frosting gel to make the leaf veins.
Pumpkin Cookie Recipe
Follow the main directions from the printable recipe below. Then, add one drop of red and one drop of yellow food coloring to the dough before cutting out the shapes. Once you baked the cookies. Add the same food coloring to the frosting. Next, use the black frosting gel to make the pumpkin lines and mouth. I also used a toothpick to blend the frosting gel in areas. Finally, add the candy eyes
Monster Cookie Recipe
Follow the main directions from the printable recipe below. Then, use the circle cookie cutter to make the faces. After they are done baking, mix food coloring into the frosting for colored monster hair. I used blue and green. Next, use the frosting tip that looks like hair or grass to make the monster face. Finally, add candy eyes, black frosting gel for the mouth and eyebrows, and candy for the fangs.
Thanksgiving Turkey Cookie Recipe
Follow the main directions from the printable recipe below. Then, add yellow to the sugar cookie dough before cutting it into shapes. I used the candy corn cookie cutter for this cookie. After the cookies are done baking. Add yellow and red food coloring to the frosting. Frost the entire cookie. Next, add candy feathers at the top of the cookie. Use candy eyes and black frosting gel for the beak and feet.
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What is your favorite easy fall desserts recipe to make with kids?
PS – If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also like Red Velvet Cake Pop Recipe.