These jam thumbprints from the Barefoot Contessa are amazing. At this point, these are the cookies most likely to disappear before Thanksgiving. I've also decided that they will need to be baked throughout the year...they are just too good to save for holidays. You can find the recipe at Food Network.
Then there are the sparkly sugar leaves. These are from Wilton's Autumn Blaze cookies, but I used maple extract instead of almond. A good choice. Also, I tried the trick of keeping the cookie cutter around the dough while adding sugar, which was perfect for getting that even coverage.
Finally, we have these acorns. They're made with the same dough as the leaves. When they were all baked and ready to go into a container, it was pointed out that they looked like they needed faces. Since none of the other desserts would be having faces, I knew that my sister was right. And so, all got happy faces, except this one. And it reminded me of a song that was on an old Wee Sing video (did you ever watch those?). A little acorn sang this song:
I'm an acorn small and round
Lyin' on the cold, cold ground
Everybody steps on me
That is why I'm cracked you see
I'm a nut, I'm nut, I'm a nut, I'm a nut, I'm a nut