How to Make Pumpkin Cookies with a Flower Cutter

Decorated Pumpkin Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

Autumn is a time of year to go outside and enjoy nature’s display of gorgeous colors and celebrate the harvest. My little town knows how to celebrate by hosting several fall festivals and craft shows. My goal each fall is to visit all of them. I love the beautiful fall colors but the reason I go is to find inspiration. You don’t have to look very hard to see cookie inspiration.

This year I went with my hubby and grandson. It was different because we were strongly encouraged (by a very determined 3 year old) to visit the “kid” section. It was full of bounce houses and had a pretty neat petting zoo and lots of crafts for kids. I normally wouldn’t have visited that part of the festival because well, I am not a kid. I like to walk around and look at the craft vendors and bee booth.

I am glad we went to the kid section because it had the cutest little pumpkin patch I have ever seen. There were big pumpkins mixed in the little pumpkin that the kids could walk through pick the one they wanted. As I stood there and looked around I knew I had to make pumpkins cookies with a little twist.

Pumpkin Cookies for Fall | The Bearfoot BakerAs I looked down, I remembered the pumpkin cookies that LilaLoa made with the paw cookie cutter. She made the cutest cookies of the top view of the pumpkins. I fell in love instantly. So the cute little pumpkin patch and Georganne’s cookies inspired my pumpkins.

Supplies for Pumpkin Cookies:

Flower Cookie Cutters
Royal Icing
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Orange Icing – 15 Second icing in a decorating bottle or piping bag fitted with a #2 decorating tip
Thick Brown Icing – #21 decorating tip
Green Icing – Thick icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #352
Green Icing – 15 Second icing in a decorating bottle or piping bag fitted with a #2 decorating tip


  • Airbrush Gun
  • Orange Airbrush Color
  • Brown Airbrush Color

Fun Pumpkin Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Begin by outlining the flower cookies with the orange icing.
  • Flood every other section and let it dry for about 20 minutes.
  • Next, flood the remaining sections and let them dry for a few hours.

Airbrushed Pumpkin Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerAirbrushing these cookies really help them to look like a pumpkin instead of an orange flower.
Airbrush the edge of each section with the orange airbrush color and let it dry for a few minutes. Easy Pumpkin Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

Add the tendrils with the #2 tip and green icing.
Next, add the stem with the brown icing.
Then, add the leaves.Easy Airbrushed Pumpkin Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerYou might like the look of that pumpkin cookie but I was looking for a pumpkin with a little more aged look. Can you see the difference in the two?

If you want your pumpkin to look aged, after your airbrush the orange let it dry and then repeat with the process with the brown airbrush color. Then, add the tendrils, stem and leaves. Simple Pumpkin Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerI like both of them but I think the aged look resembles the pumpkins I saw at the festival better. It was worth taking a little time to add another layer of airbrush color.

Colorful Pumpkin Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerThink outside of the box and make different colors. I knew I would like the yellow and the orange but the green, purple and blue really surprised  me.  I can’t wait to go back to the fall festival next year. Who knows what they will have that will inspire more cookies.

More Pumpkin Cookies:
Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Cookies
Decorated Pumpkin Cookies
Cute Pumpkin Cookies
Simple Pumpkin Cookies
Folk Art Pumpkin Cookies

Bear hugs,