How to Make Simple Scarecrow Cookies with Video

You know what? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve mentioned on this blog that fall is my favorite season. That’s why I was so surprised that I hadn’t made scarecrow cookies. Really? What’s wrong with me? What have I been doing all these years?

Thanks to Sugarbelle, that’s all about to change. I must have seen the future and knew she was going to make an adorable scarecrow cookie cutter. It’s like I convinced myself to wait for her design. Her cutter is beyond cute! Do you have one? When I went to Michael’s they only had two scarecrow cutters left on the shelf so I bought them both.  Do you know what that means? I am going to give it to the lucky winner.

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Thanks, everyone for entering the contest. I will host a few more between now and Christmas so stay tuned!


The winner is Christine Stephens who said, “Absolutely adorable! The face is so cute! Thank you for sharing!”

Congrats!!! I just sent you an email Christine with instructions on how to claim the cookie cutters.

Recipes: Supplies for Simple Scarecrow Cookies:
Tools and Cutter:
Royal Icing Colors:
  • 15 Second Royal Icing in the following colors:
  • Flesh – Americolor Ivory
  • Dark Brown- Americolor Warm or Chocolate Brown
  • Orange – Americolor Electric Orange
  • Black -Americolor Super Black

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  • Begin by drawing the hat with the food-safe marker.
  • Outline the face and neck area with the flesh color.
  • Flood the face and let it dry for 10-20 minutes.
  • Outline and flood the hat with the brown royal icing.
  • Flood the neck area and let the cookies dry completely.

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  • Once the royal icing dries add the orange band to the hat.
  • Add the eyes and the nose.
  • Use a food-safe marker (or you can paint) a smile. If you choose to paint the smile, use a touch of ivory food gel with a touch of water and a detail brush.

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  • Sugarbelle has a tutorial showing how to make sunflower royal icing accents and since we’re using her cutter, I thought we should use her sunflower on the hat.
  • Since I have humidity issues, I decided to make the flower petals on the wax paper and wait to add the center. It helps prevent bleeding issues.
  • Attach the flower with yellow royal icing and then add a brown dot in the center.
  • Now all you have to do is let it dry.

How to Make Scarecrow Cookies Video:

You may notice the scarecrow in the tutorial isn’t airbrushed but the one in the photo below is airbrushed. I didn’t add it to the tutorial because I honestly forgot to take a video of it. All you have to do is use warm brown around the edges of the face and neck. Add a few dots for the cheeks. Easy peasy!

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Oh yeah, before I forget, leave a comment below for a chance to win the scarecrow and sunflower (aka my hedgehog) cookie cutter. I will pick a winner sometime Sunday, November 6, 2016. Good luck!

Bear hugs,