How to Make a House Cookie Become a Simple Pumpkin Cookie

“How to Make a House Cookie become a Simple Pumpkin Cookie” seemed to be the perfect title for this tutorial. I did however make a decision I usually don’t make. I decided to go through with this even though I can’t remember where I got the cookie cutter. We will talk more about that in a minute but if you know anything about where I got it, I’d love to know! 

Don’t worry though because most of us probably have another cutter that will work perfectly for these cute simple pumpkin cookies. 

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How to Make a House Cookie become a Simple Pumpkin Cookie

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Cookie Cutter:
  • I have no idea where I got the pink house cookie cutter that I used in this post. Did I get it at Cookie Con? Did I buy it online? Was it a gift? I honestly can’t tell you. It is a super cute cutter and works great to make a house cookie or a simple pumpkin cookie. If you know where I got it will you let me know? I’ll be more than happy to add a link so people can get one.

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However, I did notice Sweet Sugarbelle’s house cookie cutter will work perfectly. Unfortunately, I can’t find any in stock. Everyone is sold out, but that means most of us probably have her house cutter. Below is a link so you can see which set I’m referring to.

If you don’t have either of these cookie cutters you can probably use a house cutter that will work well to make a simple pumpkin cookie. Just grab your houses, paper, and a pencil and trace your cutter and make it a cute little pumpkin. If you don’t have house cutters, stay tuned because I’ll be back with three different Sweet Sugarbelle Shapes that are in stock so you can purchase them (if you don’t already heve them) and make the cutest pumpkin cookies ever! Super cute simple pumpkin cookies are on the way! I’m so excited!

Royal Icing Colors:
(These were made with Americolor Soft Gel Paste Food-Color)
Royal Icing Transfers:
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Simple Pumpkin Video:

Enjoy the video!

I wish I knew where I got this cookie-cutter:

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  • Check out this house cookie cutter. Isn’t it cute? I can’t wait to make a gingerbread house for Christmas and I’ll use Sweet Sugarbelle’s house cutter. Stay tuned for it because I have a plan. 
  • For now, look at the house shape. Do you see the simple pumpkin cookie yet? Turn the cutter a little until the chimney is at the top. Do you see it now? I hope so because here we go!
  • Again, if you don’t have this cutter check out your house cutters because there are some cute house pumpkin cookies to be made.
Let’s decorate!
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  • Outline the pumpkin cookie with the orange royal icing. I like to start with the circle in the middle and then add the sides. 
  • Next, add the stem with the brown royal icing.
Time to flood!

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  • Once you have our pumpkin cookie outlined, add a few orange zig-zag lines in each section. This will help your royal icing hold the shape as it dries without sinking in the middle. 
  • Let the lines dry for a few minutes and then flood the sides of the pumpkin and flood the bottom part of the stem with the brown royal icing.
  • While the brown royal icing is wet add a little of the ivory color and move it around with a turkey lacer. 
  • Let the icing dry until it crusts over which should take about ten minutes. Then, flood the center part of the pumpkin and the top of the stem.
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  • Add a swirl of the ivory color to the top of the stem and move it around with a turkey lacer. 
  • Let the icing dry for a few minutes and then add the leaves and those little swirly things on the pumpkin. 
  • If you want to see how to cut the bag so you can pipe the leaves you should watch the video. It’s simple and will save you from washing tips when you’re done decorating. 
What’s your favorite color?

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  • I don’t know about you all, all the fun cute colors of simple pumpkin cookies are making me very happy! This avocado one won my heart, but it needed a little touch of fall so I added a mini royal icing pumpkin. I think it works well, but next time I’ll add a darker leaf instead of the lighter color. Just a thought. 
What’s your favorite season?

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I hope you all like the house cookie cutter that has moved to the simple pumpkin cookie way of life. I love the shape of this guy. Stay tuned because I’ll be back soon with more pumpkins. 

Bear hugs,

Lisa