Fall is here and it’s time to get our mind set on all the fun Fall baking opportunities that arise! There are hello’s and thank you’s to new Teachers, Harvest Parties, Bake Sales, Birthdays, Coach gifts..you name it..it’s time to Celebrate Fall and I’ve got some easy fun Fall Baking ideas kids will flip for! Cookies are a super easy way to get kids cooking in the kitchen!
You are going to go crazy wild with all of the new flavors and colors that M & M’s has out this Fall! I could hardly get my little cooking project done with everyone grabbing a little handful every time they walked by!
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Easy Fun Fall Baking Ideas Kids Will Flip For!
I baked you up three fun recipe creations to use for YOUR celebrations and Fall Baking!! This first one is an oldie by my Grandmother.. a fun old fashion Sugar Cookie Recipe on candy sticks with yummy homemade and natural orange flavored frosting!
Creative Hobbies Glass Jars w/ LockingOne of the most FUN things I like to do for gifts is to find pretty jars to put these Fall cookies into. If you are giving as a gift then the recipient gets to use the jar for whatever too! You can use glass jars for just about anything and people LOVE getting them for gifts.
Add some pretty twine and you have a very easy gift with a beautiful presentation.
Be sure and add LOTS of cookies AND you can fill the jar with the Fall M&M’s too!
- 1/2 cup Softened Butter (that’s one stick)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 large Egg
- 2-2 1/4 cups Flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- Fall Flavored M&M’s
- Candy Sticks
Cream/Beat together Butter, Sugar, Egg and Vanilla
Then sift together (if you want) into the bowl of creamed ingredients flour, baking powder, salt
Divide dough into 2 parts and refrigerate for an hour. Any longer and the dough just becomes too stiff.
Roll the dough one part at a time to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into any shape you would like but Fall Cookies Cutters are always fun for this time of year. If dough seems too stiff just let sit out for about 5 min. It softens really quick.
Hint: Make sure your counter and rolling pin are very floury because this softens fairly fast and starts to get a bit sticky..not bad..but enough to be frustrating.
To put the cookies on a stick simple put a piece of scrap on one side of the cookie and turn over..press down gently.
Bake in a Preheated 375 degrees oven for 8 to 10 minutes. They will brown fast! This is ok if you like them a little crispy..as my fam does.
So now the homemade frosting…
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 3 Tbsp.. Butter..softened
- Half of one orange…fresh squeezed. Save the other half for our warm Spice Apple Orange Juice (you can also substitute with 1/4 cup OJ)
- 1/2 tsp Orange Zest
Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix! If too thin add more powdered sugar if to thick as a DROP more of OJ. This is so deelish and refreshing!
Now frost cookies and embellish with all of the yummy M & M colors and flavors! This homemade orange frosting goes well with the new flavors!
Hint: Let the frosting harden with candies on top before standing up in a container..or they will slide off 🙁
Now, you put into a cute mason jar full of the M & M’s and sell, gift or decorate a Fall table!
Then I cooked up a deelish mild Spiced Apple Orange Juice..you are going to love!
Also enjoy…Fresh and Warm…
Spice Apple Orange Juice
- 2 Cups Mott’s Apple Juice
- 1/2 of a fresh squeezed Orange (can use 1/4 cup OJ)
- about 4 or 5 Orange peels 1/4 inch thick and about an inch long
- 1/8 tsp. Allspice
Put all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove Orange Peel and serve. Let cool down before serving children.
This Spice Apple Orange Juice recipe makes 2 1 cup servings. So double, triple if you want to make more! Very quick and easy.
Enjoy your Fall..it only comes once a year! I know..kinda dumb! HA!
What flavors are your fave? What flavors would you like to see for next Fall? Just curious.