Folk Art Pumpkin Cookies

Don’t go to craft shows with me! I mean it! Don’t do it! I get like a kid in a candy store and I will embarrass you! I will see something and quickly walk over to it and grab it so no one else will get it. Even if there are 40 of them, I know they will be different because they are handmade and I have to have the one that was made just for me. I am obsessed! As I get ready to pay I will push the item into your hand and make you pay for it because I see a folk art pumpkin at the next booth! I HAVE to have that cute adorable folk art pumpkin so I can make folk art pumpkin cookies! So you are stuck in line paying for my stuff so  I can go over there and grab that pumpkin before anyone else can get it! It is MINE, MINE, ALL MINE I tell ya!! (Evil laugh here) I told you not to go to craft shows with me!

Folk Art Pumpkin Cookies thebearfootbaker.comI did it! I got the pumpkin that was made just for me. I used it as inspiration for these folk art pumpkin cookies just for you!

Supplies for Folk Art Pumpkin Cookies:

Orange 15 Second Icing
Black Outline Icing
Royal Icing Transfer Eyes and Templates

First, make the orange icing. I used AmeriColor Orange, Warm Brown, and Ivory. I don’t have a perfect recipe to give you to achieve this orange but, I can tell you how I did it.
Mix in the orange first.
Then, add the warm brown a little at a time until you get the shade you want.
And thanks to Sweet Sugar Belle, add a little Ivory until you get a folk art orange icing that makes you happy.

Folk Art Pumpkin Cookies thebearfootbaker.comTo get a folk art shaped pumpkin, use your favorite pumpkin cutter and give it a little trip. As you can see in the photo, take a little off the top and make the stem skinny.Folk Art Pumpkin Cookies thebearfootbaker.comNow for the really fun part:

  1. Outline the folk art pumpkin cookie with orange.
  2. Then, flood with orange. Add brown stem.
  3. Next, add royal icing transfer eyes while the orange is wet. Let dry for about 20 minutes.
  4. Add the nose and mouth.
Folk Art Pumpkin Cookies
OK, I am really working hard on not letting my excitement take over at craft shows but, I am not promising anything. So if you see me running toward you, I will apologize now! I am not crazy, I am just excited;)
Here are some other pumpkins I will “run” to see:
Glorious Treats: 3D Pumpkin Cookies (with a surprise inside)
Trilogy Edibles: Spookie Pumpkin Carriage
Happy Creating,


  1. Awww – these are so cute!
    I would still go to a craft fair with you – you sound just like my husband! He loves craft fairs :)

  2. I would totally go to a craft fair with you. We could be goobers together! The more the merrier, right?

  3. haha you crack me up. this sounds like me in target. haha…

  4. Oh, I so want to go to a craft fair with you – I could help you grab all the pumpkins you want!!! Plus then I’d get to see you create them into super cute cookies like these!! :)

    • We will find something pumpkin at CookieCon! Hopefully there will be a crafty place around there :)

      • Oh. My. Goodness. There is THE best wood shop in Salt Lake. I think that it’s called… The Wood Shop. They have hundreds of projects already cut out for you to take home and finish exactly the way you want them!! Sometimes when I go to Salt Lake, I pretend like I’m going to go visit my Aunt…but I go to the wood shop instead.

  5. I have something to tell you. And…. I don’t think you are going to like it. See, the truth is… if we’re being completely honest here, and not holding things back, you know, because we’re best friends forever with bracelets and everything… I have never been to a craft fair. But now I can’t stop thinking about it. I imagine I would stand in the middle of everything and just spin in circles trying to focus on everything all at once. Especially if you can buy adorable things like these pumpkin guys!!! I LOVE how you made the stem skinnier! It’s the perfect touch!!

    • One of these days, I will come pick you up and we can right a wrong and take you to a good old fashioned craft show! I want to watch your head spin with ideas!! You will be my BFF forever!!!

  6. These are so cute! I’ll come to a craft fair with you, sounds like a blast! =) Thanks for the link too =)

    • We are gong to go “Visit Georganne’s Aunt” in SLC. She tells everyone she is going to visit her aunt and goes to the he Wood Shop. She said, “They have hundreds of projects already cut out for you to take home and finish exactly the way you want them!!”
      Prepare to see me act crazy Gloria!!!!

  7. these are too adorable and thanks for sharing my carriages. you rock!

  8. I love this folk art pumpkin cookie…you nailed it! Sorry I’m kind of playing catch up today on your blog and I am compelled to comment because your goodies are just too cute, Lisa!

  9. Sweetsugarbelle says:

    My mom is a craft fair junkie! I’m well trained!!!

  10. I love how cute AND how simple they are! The perfect combo :)

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