How to Make Cute Little Acorn Cookies

See the acorn cookies in the photo below? Those pretty colors can’t even begin to ‘shake a stick’ at the colorful fall leaves here in East Tennessee. They aren’t showing us all of their fall colors yet, but they’re getting closer every day. And I can’t wait to grab the camera and start taking pictures for more cookie color inspiration.

How to Make Cute Little Acorn Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

Just a little side note here, these acorn cookies taste way better than the fall leaves. Trust me.

Supplies for Acorn Cookies:

Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutter:
Sugarbelle’s Acorn Cookie Cutter or any acorn cookie cutter

Royal Icing Colors Made with AmeriColor Soft Paste Food Gel Colors:
Sky Blue
Darker Sky Blue
Light Pumpkin Orange made with a touch of AmeriColor Electric Orange
Electric Orange
Lime Green
Darker Lime Green
White

Tools:
Turkey Lacer or Toothpick
Tipless Decorating Bags 
Mini Heat Gun- optional

How to Make Acorn Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Make the cookie dough, cut out the shapes, and bake them according to the recipe directions.
  • Let the cookies dry completely before you decorate them.

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  • Outline the bottom of the acorn with the light blue royal icing.

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  • Flood it with the same color of royal icing.

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  • With the white royal icing, add three dots while the blue royal icing is wet. This technique is called wet on wet and when it dries, the surface will be flat. If you wait until the blue royal icing is dry, the white dots will stand on the icing. I did it both ways on the acorn cookies so you can choose which way you like it.
  • Let the royal icing dry completely.

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  • Flood the top of the acorn cookies with the darker blue royal icing.

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  • Use the turkey lacer to smooth out the icing.

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  • Add three dot with the lighter royal icing
  • Add a white dot on top of the light blue dots.
  • Let the cookies dry completely.

Acorn Cookies Video:

Grab the popcorn and enjoy your video!

Cute Little Acorn Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

What kind of cookies are you making this fall? Are you making funny, monster, spooky or creepy cookies? Whatever you make I know it’s going to perfect for fall!

Bear hugs,

Lisa

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