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.
Just a little side note here, these acorn cookies taste way better than the fall leaves. Trust me.
Supplies for Acorn Cookies:
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Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
Sugarbelle’s Acorn Cookie Cutter or any acorn cookie cutter
Royal Icing Colors Made with AmeriColor Soft Paste Food Gel Colors:
Darker Sky Blue
Light Pumpkin Orange made with a touch of AmeriColor Electric Orange
Darker Lime Green
Turkey Lacer or Toothpick
Tipless Decorating Bags
Mini Heat Gun- optional
Cute Acorn Video
Enjoy the video!
- 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.
- Outline the bottom of the acorn with the light blue royal icing.
- Flood it with the same color of royal icing.
- 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.
- Flood the top of the acorn cookies with the darker blue royal icing.
- Use the turkey lacer to smooth out the icing.
- Add three-dot with the lighter royal icing
- Add a white dot on top of the light blue dots.
- Let the cookies dry completely.
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!
These are so cute!! Silly question coming: Why do you use the heat gun? How long do you use it for? Just on the little white dot area? Thank you!!
LOVE YOUR BLOG!! It’s my go to for all things RI? I love that you’re willing to share your talent and secrets!! Question for you about making cookies ahead: I’m making a set of Moana cookies for my friends little girl’s 6th bday. I’m doing pretty simple flip flops, pineapples, grass skirts, then medium difficulty Puas, and a pretty complicated Moana face set that includes painting a characters face. 50 total. Takes a pretty long time obviously. Usually, I make my cookies one day, then ice the day before the event. But this time, I’d like to make the cookies several days ahead, then give myself a whole day to do the Moana face ones, and then another day to do the rest. Do you think the un-iced cookies would be ok in an airtight container or should I freeze them?? Basically they’d be baked Wednesday but not iced till Friday