You guys know I love to get creative with my sprinkle covered creations. But there are a few rules I try to follow. For example, pumpkin sugar cookies must happen every fall. Yes, every single fall. Or as I like to call it pumpkin spice season. I do kinda wonder what would happen if I just skipped pumpkins one-year altogether…shudders…no wait I take that back! Pumpkin sugar cookies are a must, let’s just all agree to agree on this one ok?
I mean would you go an entire winter without peppermint? I don’t think so! I’d probably get kicked out of the blog-o-sphere. So to be safe I’ll just keep making pumpkins every year. Since I was already making a batch of cut out pumpkin spice cookies I figured this would be the perfect time to recreate some classic pumpkin cookies. I cleaned out so many old posts when we moved over to this site, there were none left! And we’ve already pondered what would happen if we had a pumpkinless fall so…
Even better though making a few classic pumpkins gave me the chance to get a classic pumpkin decorating template up here for you guys! So whether you’re making pumpkins for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or you know pumpkin spice season, you’ll be all set to make pumpkins sugar cookies super simple. Use these templates with a projector to simply project the pumpkin lines onto the cookies or cut a print to use with an edible marker as a guide. Being basic doesn’t get any easier. Ha! If you’ve never made pumpkin cookies no worries I’ve included a tutorial below.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SUGAR COOKIES
NEW TO COOKIES? BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THESE POSTS FOR THE BASICS:
ROLLED COOKIES 101 + ROYAL ICING 101
- pumpkin cookie cutter
- flower cookie cutter (for
- piping bags
- #2 tips
- #1 tips (optional)
- leaf tip
- icing bottles
- edible marker
- light orange outline icing + light orange flood icing
- orange outline icing + orange flood icing
- brown outline icing + brown flood icing
- green outline icing
- light orange – AmeriColor Peach + a touch of the darker orange icing
- orange – AmeriColor Orange + a touch of peach icing
- brown – AmeriColor Warm Brown
- green – AmeriColor Electric Green
Step 1: Use the pumpkin templates to trace the pumpkin lines on the cookie.
Step 2: Using brown outline icing scrape a little brown onto the stem. This can be done with a boo-boo stick, spatula, or paintbrush. You will be able to see the stem lines through the icing. Next outline the orange part of the pumpkin. Flood only the two outside parts of the pumpkin. Add a dot or two of the second shade of orange and a few sprinkles to create pumpkin bumps if you would like. Let these sections crust over.
Step 3: Flood the leftover section(s) of the pumpkin. Use brown outline and a #2 tip to pipe on the details on the stem.
Step 4: Once your final pumpkin section has crusted over have fun piping little orange bumps on the pumpkins as well as pumpkin vines with green outline icing and a #2 or #1 tip. Finish them up with a leaf tip and leaves!
Top View Pumpkins
The top view pumpkins, 5-9 above, are made the same way with the exception of the stem. Once all of the sections have been filled in, use the brown flood icing to pipe on a dot in the center. Let it crust over for a few minutes then use the brown outline icing plus a tip #2 to pipe on a swirl. Finish with vines and leaves.
It’s time to get your pumpkin sugar cookies on! Don’t forget to tag me so I can see all of your pumpkin creations this year.
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