All of a sudden the trees are giving us a second spring here in the UK. With reds, oranges, yellows, purples, browns, and pinks as autumn arrives in a colourful burst across the countryside. It’s my favourite time of the year for baking and cooking (well from now through to spring that is). There is something warming, cozy about taking the ingredients out of the cupboards and mixing up a treat or a meal from scratch. So this soft and lightly spiced Cinnamon Cookie Recipe is ideal for early autumn especially if you can grab hold of a leaf cookie cutter like we have. It’s also a great activity and snack for this week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids theme of Leaves and the reading of Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert.

Easy recipe to cook with kids - perfect for autumn baking with lightly spiced flavour this cookie dough can be made ahead of time and baked when wanted.

Leaf week

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Autumn Leaf Cinnamon Refrigerator Cookie Recipe

Easy recipe to cook with kids - perfect for autumn baking with lightly spiced flavour this cookie dough can be made ahead of time and baked when wanted.

This recipe is one of the easiest cookie recpies I know and one of the benefits of making it with the kids is that you can prepare the dough put in the fridge or freezer and then pull out to make snacks as and when you are ready to. A perfect way to have fresh cookies throughout the week when you can make the dough with the kids at the weekend.

Looking for more Leaf Cookies and Snacks for the kids for this theme then discover Over 20 more Leaf and Tree Themed Recipes to make together.

Ingredients for your Cinnamon Cookies

4oz Plain Flour

pinch of salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

4 oz Unsalted (sweet) butter diced

4 oz Caster Sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Leaf Cookie Cutters – This set is ideal for all of your autumn cookies and would be great for the kids to use with some autumn play dough as well.


Whilst these cookies cook and cool why not try some writing practice with real leaves.


How to make your Cinnamon Leaf Cookies with Kids

  1. In a bowl mix together the flour, salt and cinnamon put aside to add to the wet ingredients laterEasy recipe to cook with kids - perfect for autumn baking with lightly spiced flavour this cookie dough can be made ahead of time and baked when wanted.
  2. Using an electric mixer as it’s easier for the kids beat the butter until soft.Save up to 40 minutes on your ironing with Philip PerfectCare Elite Iron and instead spend time with the family and make delicious Fairy Cakes
  3. Add in the sugar and continue beating until fluffy
  4. In a jug mix together the egg and vanilla extractSave up to 40 minutes on your ironing with Philip PerfectCare Elite Iron and instead spend time with the family and make delicious Fairy Cakes
  5. Now gradually add to the butter and sugar mix – I love the fact that my mixer has a splash guard it makes it a lot messier to cook with kids when parts of the recipe call for thisEasy recipe to cook with kids - perfect for autumn baking with lightly spiced flavour this cookie dough can be made ahead of time and baked when wanted.
  6. When combined add in the dry ingredients and mix together to form a soft dough
  7. Split into 2 pieces and wrap in foil
  8. Place in the freeze until the dough is firm
  9. Take out and roll the dough then using a leaf cutter cut out the shapesEasy recipe to cook with kids - perfect for autumn baking with lightly spiced flavour this cookie dough can be made ahead of time and baked when wanted.
  10. Place in a preheated oven at 190C for 10 minutes until Lightly coloured
  11. Leave to cool and enjoy

Easy recipe to cook with kids - perfect for autumn baking with lightly spiced flavour this cookie dough can be made ahead of time and baked when wanted.

More Leaf themed activities for this week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids

Looking for more inspiration for Leaf Themed Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers then check out this week’s hosts and co-hosts activities connecting and creating with books.

Spell Your Name With Leaves – Clare’s Little Tots

Leaf Measurement and Sorting Activity – Inspiration Laboratories

Nature Color Hunt – My Bored Toddler 

Fall Sensory Bin-The Moments at Home

Autumn Leaves Crayon Rubbing – Mama Smiles

Foil Leaf Preschool Art – Preschool Powol Packets

Cinnamon spiced autumn leaf cookies – You are Here!

Handprint Fall Leaf craft- Messy Little Monster

Leaf Rubbings With Water Color Resist – To Be A Kid Again

Salt Painting – Artsy Momma

Leaf Printing – CrArty Kids

Fall Color Leaf Viewer -JDaniel4’s Mom

Pre-Writing Activity Leaf Theme – The OT Toolbox

Collaborate Leaf Tree with Cutting Practice from My Storytime Corner

Lines and Watercolor Fall Leaves – Views From a Step Stool

Fall Leaf Movement Activity with Sidewalk Chalk – The Educators’ Spin On It

Fall Leaf Color Stomp- Toddler Approved

Easy recipe to cook with kids - perfect for autumn baking with lightly spiced flavour this cookie dough can be made ahead of time and baked when wanted.

Autumn Cinnamon Refrigerator Cookies

Easy recipe to cook with kids - perfect for autumn baking with lightly spiced flavour this cookie dough can be made ahead of time and baked when wanted.
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Course: Snack
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Plain Flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 oz Unsalted sweet butter diced
  • 4 oz Caster Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix together the flour, salt and cinnamon put aside to add to the wet ingredients later
  • Using an electric mixer beat the butter until soft.
  • Add in the sugar and continue beating until fluffy
  • In a jug mix together the egg and vanilla extract
  • Now gradually add to the butter and sugar mix
  • When combined add in the dry ingredients and mix together to form a soft dough
  • Split into 2 pieces and wrap in foil
  • Place in the freeze until the dough is firm
  • Preheat the Oven to 190C
  • Take out and roll the dough then using a leaf cutter cut out the shapes
  • Cook for 10 minutes until lightly brown
  • Leave to cool and enjoy
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Easy recipe to cook with kids - perfect for autumn baking with lightly spiced flavour this cookie dough can be made ahead of time and baked when wanted.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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