Sugar cookies one of the things I make so often, I know the recipe by heart. I love my favorite sugar cookie recipe so much that I find it difficult to even try new variations. This weekend since I was working on Thanksgiving favors, I decided to try a fall-inspired variety that includes brown sugar and fall spices. I am pleased to say, these taste absolutely wonderful. They are a really nice seasonal change and this recipe is a keeper.
I was feeling pretty skeptical when mixing and rolling out the dough, as it was slightly drier than my usual recipe. Thankfully, these cookies have a lovely texture when all is said and done and are definitely not dry. Even though there is no maple flavoring included, my first taste of these conjured up the flavor of a maple glazed doughnut.
These cookie designs were inspired by the Operation: Give Thanks printables I found over at Hostess With the Mostess. (I wanted to use the printables for my Thanksgiving but they are not cooperating for me, so I am just improvising.) If you have never worked with royal icing before but would like to give it a try, see my royal icing tutorial for tips and tricks.