How to Make Easy Pumpkin Cookies

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Cookies with a Video The Bearfoot Baker

If you’re looking for a classic cookie for fall you need to try these easy pumpkin cookies. They’re one of the first cookies I bake for fall and they’re great for a beginner or advanced decorators. If you’ve been shopping lately, I’m sure you’ve seen the classic pumpkin orange colors among blue, lime green and yellow. Once you find a pumpkin cutter you like, experiment with different colors of royal icing and see if you can make a new fun fall color palette.How to Make Fun Easy Pumpkin Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

How to Make Easy Little Pumpkin Cookies:
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Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutters:
Sugarbelle’s Pumpkin Cookie Cutter-any pumpkin cutter will work

Royal Icing Colors: I used AmeriColor Soft Paste Food Gel Colors
Electric Orange
Lime Green
Sky Blue
Yellow-Mix a little Gold with Lemon Yellow
Warm Brown

Tools:
Decorating Bags, Bottles or Tipless BagsCouplers and #2 Decorating tips if needed
Turkey Lacer or toothpick
Food Safe Marker
Mini Heat Gun to dry the royal icing (optional)

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  • Begin by baking your easy pumpkin cookies and letting them cool completely.
  • If you need a pattern, trace the cookie cutter and draw the different sections of the pumpkin on a piece of parchment paper.

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  • Cut out the center section of the pumpkin and use a food safe marker to trace it onto the cookies.

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  • Outline the center of the pumpkin.

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  • Outline the side sections of the pumpkin.

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  • Flood the outer sections and let them dry for about 20 minutes. I used a Mini Heat Gun to help the icing dry a little faster. It will make the royal icing dry with a shine and help prevent air bubbles and reduce craters.
  • If you don’t have a Mini Heat Gun, don’t worry about it. Place your cookies in front of a fan once you flood them. This will help the top coat of the royal icing dry quickly which will help it dry with a shine instead of looking dull. That makes a lot of happy little pumpkin cookies!

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  • Outline the stem with the brown royal icing. I don’t know why, but I chose to leave a little hole in the stem just to add a little character.

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  • Next, flood the center section of the pumpkin.

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  • Here is the little Mini Heat Gun I was telling you about. Isn’t it cute!
  • Let the cookies dry completely before you stack or package them.

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Cookies:

If you make fun fall colors, share a link with me below and I’ll post them on my Pumpkin Cookies Pinterest Board.

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I love to make these easy pumpkin cookies because they are a perfect way to welcome fall. Give them to your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family and make their day special! Don’t forget to share your pumpkin cookies links with me!

Bear hugs,

Lisa

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