It’s Fall y’all! That’s what we say down here in Texas (even though I’m not originally from Texas) and supposedly the weather is actually supposed to be cooling off soon. That means we’re into all things fall and autumn around and these adorable acorn sugar cookies were perfect while we were putting up decorations on our porch and fireplace mantel!
Adorable Acorn Sugar Cookies
For this recipe, we did whip up our own cookie dough (because sometimes I like to try my hand at it), but you could easily swap out premade cookie dough sheets to make these cookies even easier! If you don’t want to melt chocolate for your own acorn sugar cookies, you can also use orange frosting! It’s available in almost every store this time of year! My kids love to help spread the frosting then add their own sprinkles.
Warning, it does get a bit more messy if you let them get really involved! But the fun is ramped up too!
What You Need:
- Acorn Shaped Cookie Cutter (Use our affiliate link to buy one now on Amazon!)
- 3/4 Cup softened salted butter
- 3/4 Cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1 Egg
- 2 1/8 cup all purpose flour
- Pumpkin or butterscotch flavored chocolate chips
- Brown chocolate sprinkles
What You Do:
- Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
- Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the softened butter and sugar together.
- Then mix in then almond extract and egg.
- Mix in the flour until it starts to thicken.
- Finish kneading the dough with your hands until it starts to stick together.
- Roll the dough out onto a floured piece of parchment paper.
- Press the acorn cookie cutter onto your dough and place the acorn shapes onto the baking pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes, they will look light in color
- Let your cookies cool
- Melt 2 cups of your pumpkin or butterscotch chips in a microwave safe dish for 3 to 4 minutes on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted
- Dip the stem part of your acorn in the melted chocolate, then top with sprinkles immediately after, and place onto a clean piece of parchment paper.
This recipe makes about 20 cookies.