I am a pumpkin freak! I get positively giddy when I see pumpkins for sale. If my local grocery store would announce the day they start selling them, I would camp out in a tent so I would be the first one in line to get one. It would be better than camping out for concert tickets because pumpkins last longer than a concert. Since my local grocery store manager will not cooperate and tell me the day my beloved pumpkins go on sale, I make my own simple pumpkin cookies every year. Look out Mr. Grocery Store Manager, I will tempt you with cookies until you cave.
Sometimes simple cookies are exactly what I want. Don’t get me wrong, I want to make beautiful pumpkins and I have some designs worked up but, I will always make these. I think they’re perfect when you make them with LilaLoa’s Chocolate Cookie Recipe. It is amazing how much drama you can add to a cookie design by using chocolate cookies.
Supplies for Simple Pumpkin Cookies:
First, outline your pumpkin with the orange icing.
Next, flood the center section and let it dry for about 30 minutes.
Then, flood the outer sections.
Finish by outlining and flood the stem with the brown icing.
You are done! If you want a little more detail to your simple pumpkin cookies, then grab your airbrush gun! I will show you an easy way to add a simple shaded edge to your pumpkin cookies. If you want more information on airbrushing, check out my Airbrush 101 tutorial.
Outline and flood your pumpkin with the orange icing and flood the center section. Let it dry for about 30 minutes.
Next, spray the outside edge of the center section. Set the airbrush gun on low and hold the gun about an inch away from the cookie. You can practice the distance on a piece of parchment paper to get the proper thickness of spray you want. Let it dry for about 30 minutes.
Then, flood the 2 outer sections and let them dry for about 30 minutes.
Next, spray the outer edges and carefully and spray the sections where they touch the center section.
To finish, flood the stem brown. Simple pumpkin cookies with or without airbrushing. I kinda like them both ways. Which one do you think will tempt the grocery store manager? I will be the first one to get a pumpkin next year! It is on my bucket list and it needs to be crossed off!
PS- I will not sleep in a tent at a grocery store. I only camp where there are functional bathrooms! Enough said!
Here are some of my other fun Fall favorites: Candy Corn Cookies, Monster Cookies, 3-D Cat, 3-D Spiders, Dracula Cupcakes, Frankenstein & The Bride of Frankenstein Cupcakes, Owl Cookies, or Owl Cookies with a Pumpkin Cutter, Popcorn Ball Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Patch Popcorn Poppers and Bat Cookies.