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How to Make Simple Pumpkin Cookies


How to make decorated sugar cookies that look like pumpkins -- a cookie decorating tutorial

Ever had one of those days where really the only solution would be bathing in melted chocolate because just EATING it would not be enough? Me too.

Today was a perfect storm. We started potty training 3.0 with Miss P. (You know...because 1.0 and 2.0 were utter and complete failures that ended in tears and naps all around.) And she found scissors. And used them. On hair. Her hair. And we are days out from a family picture. And we are remodeling the bathroom. And it gets dark before bedtime. And my jogging stroller has a slashed tire. (Not a FLAT tire, mind you.) AND... there was no mail today.

It's like a dream. But not a good dream like when you get to eat at the mashed potato and candy buffet with unicorns and then you fly off to the land of napping and sailing where you are crowned princess of the universe and get your own star chariot that magically turns into a dressing room filled only with clothes that make you look fantastic.

But this day was not actually a dream. Or a hypothetical. It was just the kind of day that makes you grateful for the simple cookies that make a set feel FULL without a bunch of extra work.

How to make decorated sugar cookies that look like pumpkins -- a cookie decorating tutorial

1. I used the SNOWMAN CUTTER from Whisked Away Cutters, but you could use any snowman cutter and just trim one of the circles off.
2. Outline and fill the center segment of the pumpkin. Let it dry for 30 minutes.
3. Add the sides of the pumpkin with the same icing and let it dry for another 30 minutes.
4. Pipe a swirly stem with green icing and a #3 tip. Let it dry. Again.
5. You can leave it just like it is...or you can paint the edges and crevices with watered down black and brown food coloring. Blend with a clean, damp brush and wipe any excess water off with a paper towel.



See it in action here.

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How to make decorated sugar cookies that look like pumpkins -- a cookie decorating tutorial