Cookies are great for pretty much any occasion so why not make some festive cookies for the autumn season? These decorated pumpkin cookies are perfect for a fall feast, Thanksgiving or perhaps Halloween. They are fairly simple to make and they only require 2 icing colors.

I wasn’t hosting a dinner of any sort so I decided to put them in individual bags with a small circle cookie and tied them with orange satin ribbon to give out to my daughter’s classmates. You can also put them in a nice bakery box and give them to the host of a dinner you may be going to. You can of course eat them yourself too!

To make them, I baked a batch of sugar cookies and cut them out using a 1.5″ Circle Shaped Cookie Cutter and a Pumpkin Cookie Cutter. I was able to make 20 of each cookie for a total of 40 cookies.

The Icing:

Once the cookies had cooled off, I mixed up a batch of royal icing and colored 2/3 of it orange and the other 1/3 of it green.

I put each color of icing in a piping bag fitted with coupler and #2 decorating tip.

*You can also buy Royal Icing Mix and follow the instructions on the package. I haven’t personally tried it, but if you have, I would love to hear about it!

To Decorate:

I piped a green swirl onto each circle cookie, and left them to dry.

Next, I piped the first layer of orange icing onto each pumpkin, then added a green top for the pumpkin handle and allowed the icing to dry for at least8 hours.

Then I piped curved orange lines onto the pumpkins and let it dry for about 3 hours. This part didn’t take as long to dry since it was a smaller amount of icing.

Lastly, I piped green curls onto the pumpkins and let them dry before putting them in Cello Bags

The kids really enjoyed them!

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26 comments… add one
  • shamene@sayitwithcake Oct 7, 2013

    Wow these are so beautiful! You are so talented!!

  • Maria Oct 8, 2013

    Aww your pumpkin cookies are beautiful!!!! And they look yummy too! Beautifully decorated! 🙂

  • Julie Corbisiero Oct 8, 2013

    Hi your pumpkin cookies are so nicely decorated and you did a great job! I saw it on table for 7.
    Julie @ julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  • Angie Oct 8, 2013

    Love how you decorated your cookies — so pretty!

  • These cookies are so adorable! Such a neat Idea for a party or celebration. I am glad you shared this through share your stuff Tuesday.

  • Jennie Oct 8, 2013

    These are so cute and look tasty!
    I have a giveaway going on and today is the last day to enter, would love for you to check it out!

  • carissa Oct 9, 2013

    these look so professional. i want to eat them. now

    • Marie Oct 10, 2013

      Thank you Carissa! I stopped by your blog and it is so pretty. Love the colors and the pumpkin cheesecake milkshake recipe!

  • Nici Oct 10, 2013

    Your pumpkin cookie favors are adorable! I’d love for you to link them up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop that’s live right now. Hope to see you there!

  • Oh my – these cookies are beyond cute. I’m a new follower from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Can’t wait to explore your blog more. If you have a few minutes pop over and come visit me.

  • You’ve inspired me to make these. So cute! I’m now following your blog. Hope you’ll visit me sometime. Blessings!

    • Marie Oct 17, 2013

      Thank you! Going to visit your blog now. 🙂

  • These look adorably delicious! Love the idea of handing them out as favors, too. So cute! Stopping by from Thursday’s Favorite Things 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    Diary of a Debutante

  • Caseperlatesta Oct 11, 2013

    Hi! I think your cookies are so cute and also yummy!!Great decorations! I think they will be perfect for an Halloween tea party between mommy as kids are going around in “Trick or treat”!
    I’m linking from Friday favorites tank for sharing!

    • Marie Oct 17, 2013

      Thank you! A Halloween tea party is a great idea too! Definitely would be fun while kids are trick or treating.

  • Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button! http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2013/10/your-whims-wednesday-133-and-features.html

  • Krista Low Oct 17, 2013

    These cookies are gorgeous! I haven’t really worked with royal icing before, it always looks amazing, I need to try it especially if I get results like this! Fabulous work darlin’ 🙂 You are being featured @ Great Idea Thursday’s!

  • Jerri Oct 18, 2013

    Your cookies turned out so great! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

    • Marie Oct 25, 2013

      Thank you Jerri. Much appreciated.

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