Tuesday Treats: Aut-yum Leaves

With the first day of fall coming up on Friday, September 23rd, I thought this Aut-yum Leaves recipe would be perfect for the occassion! In order to make these, you will need a large leaf-shaped cookie cutter, which you should be able to find this time a year at Walmart, Target or any hobby or craft store such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • Prepared pie crust
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Raw sugar
  • Flour to work surface
Directions:
  • Heat the oven to 375°. Whisk one egg with a teaspoon of water and set it aside.
  • On a floured surface, roll out a prepared pie crust so it’s about 1/8-inch thick. Use a large leaf-shaped cookie cutter (ours is 4 1/2-inches wide) to make as many dough leaf pairs as possible.
  • For each pocket, spread about 4 teaspoons of mini chocolate chips and peanut butter chips on a leaf, leaving a 1/2-inch margin at the edge. Brush egg wash onto the edge, place a second leaf on top, and press the edges to seal.
  • Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle it generously with raw sugar. Bake the leaves on a parchment-covered cookie sheet until their edges are just beginning to brown, about 12 minutes. Let them rest on the sheet a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
Try mixing up your filling. These also taste great with jam and cream cheese or chocolate chips, walnuts and mini marshmellows! The possibilities are endless!

 

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