How to Make Decorated Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

These cute decorated Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are the perfect treat from the beginning of fall through Thanksgiving!

Here are step-by-step directions to make these cute decorated Pumpkin Sugar Cookies direct from my friend (and personal cookie queen) Kelli Eldred.

Kelli showing KC how to make pumpkin sugar cookies
Full concentration on my part. Kelli is fine.

She literally taught me how to make these, on camera, in the video below. They are truly simple, and I’m POSITIVE you can make them at home. We used green stems on our pumpkin sugar cookies, but if you want to use brown (or both) – do you! You could also make the pumpkins and let them dry for 10 minutes, and add jack-o-lantern faces with black royal icing.

Here’s what you need:

To decorate your Pumpkin Sugar Cookies:

making pumpkin sugar cookiesDye 2 TBSP of the royal icing green, and then load it into a tipless bag. Dye the rest of the icing orange, and fill another tipless bag (or more, of you have a decorating team!) with orange icing.

Place a cookie on a flat work surface. Snip the very end of each tipless bag, so they make a very fine line of icing.

how to make cookies that look like pumpkinsOutline one section of the pumpkin (about 1/3) on the right side of the cookie with orange icing. Then fill (flood) the section with icing, and use the scribe tool to fill in any empty spots. (If you are pushing around a lot with the scribe, use a little more icing.) Repeat this on the left side, leaving the center section open. Allow the pumpkin to dry for 5-6 minutes, or until the icing has begun to set.

After the icing on the sides of the pumpkin has set, outline the center section and flood it in. Wipe any excess off the scribe tool.

decorated pumpkin sugar cookiesThen use the green icing to outline the stem, and flood it in.

Add any extra leaves or vines. That’s it! Allow your cookies to dry completely, and you’re all done.

These cute pumpkin are perfect from the beginning of fall all the way through Thanksgiving. If you’re making them for Halloween, check out our how-to videos for these simple Mummy Cookies and easy Frankenstein Cookies too!

I can’t wait to see your creations! Tag me @gfreefoodie on Instagram to share your masterpieces! Follow Kelli to see more of her cookies too: @kookiesbykellieldred

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