Fall Leaves and Airbrushed Acorn Cookies

Fall Leaves and Airbrushed Acorn Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

I know I have told you many, many times that Fall is my favorite season. Well it is but, when I say winter is my favorite, don’t be surprised! I love snow in the winter and fall because of the beautiful colors. I love the way the Fall leaves kind of glow. It is breathtaking.

Fall Leaves and Acorn Cookies thebearfootbaker.comI know that Sky blue is not a traditional fall color but, I like it and wanted to add it. That is the magic of making cookies, you can do whatever you want!

Supplies for Fall Leaves and Acorn Cookies:

I used 20 second icing for each of the following colors:

  • Wilton No-Taste Red with a touch of Ivory
  • AmeriColors Sky Blue
  • AmeriColor Avacado
  • AmeriColor Brown
  • AmeriColor Lemon Yellow (I mixed the orange first and used that bowl to make the Lemon Yellow. It gave it a nice fall look)
  • AmeriColor Orange with a touch of Ivory
  • Wilton Juniper Green

Fall Leaves and Acorn Cookies thebearfootbaker.comAs I was blowing the leaves off my patio, I noticed a leaf that had separated sections and thought of how we make pumpkin cookies. I decided to make leaves and do them the same way. I mean, if it is good enough for nature, it is good enough for me.

  1. Outline your leave with the color you want. Then, make the sections and flood every other section. Let it dry for 20 minutes. Then, flood the other sections.
  2. With the brown icing, make the stem.
  3. They look good like this but, I wanted to airbrush the veins.
  4. For instructions on how to airbrush, click here. With the brown airbrush color, I used the gun on low, then held the gun close and pulled the trigger very slightly to add a small detail where the sections meet.

Fall Leaves and Acorn Cookies thebearfootbaker.comFor the acorns:

  1. Outline with the color you want.
  2. Then, flood and let dry.
  3. If you don’t want to airbrush it, the add the cap with the brown icing.
Fall Leaves and Acorn Cookies thebearfootbaker.com
  1. If you want to airbrush the acorn, you can do it before you add the cap.
  2. Lightly airbrush the top and down the right side with green while holding the gun about an inch or two from the cookie.
  3. Then, hit the other side with brown. For the brown, I held the airbrush gun about 6 or 7 inches from the cookie and gave it a very light spray. Be careful not to over do it or you will have a brown acorn instead of a shaded acorn.
  4. Then, add the brown cap and airbrush the edges with brown.

Fall Leaves and Acorn Cookies thebearfootbaker.comI might hang this one in my cookie room so I can think of the beautiful fall colors all year long.

Fall Leaves and Acorn Cookies thebearfootbaker.comI have some friends who don’t make cookies and live where the fall colors don’t shine. So this year, I am sending them a box of fall in these cute macaron boxes from the BRPboxxhop Company. These boxes are my new favorite toy! They are perfect for shipping cookie and I love the little window. I know it will make my fall-less friends happy!

Happy Fall Ya’ll!!



  1. Eeeek, I love the blue acorns!

  2. Love, love, love your take on this! The dimension, the colors, the designs and the airbrushing! Seriously love these! (Can you tell that I like them?) Fabulous job, Lisa!

  3. Super cute and I, too, am a blue fan. I think it works beautifully in your cookie mix! :)

  4. I love that you threw caution to the wind and used a colour not normal to thanksgiving!

  5. love the way you did the sections on the leaves! nature is so smart.

  6. Ohhh, I love those colors – I once had a car the color of that blue acorn! :) Maybe I shouldn’t admit that!

  7. Soooooo cute! Love that now I can picture you with you air-gun hose bracelet!!

    Can’t wait to try the red plus a little ivory! Always love a new red!
    Thanks for the air gun post!

  8. Lisa,

    As always, so creative! I love the colors and the airbrush accent…and I just have to find time to make it over to BRPBoxx to buy some boxes too!

  9. Wow!
    The blue acorn is gorgeous! Love the platter. Every day I tell myself I need to order the airbrush gun. Just have to get one soon!

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