Happy Pumpkin Cookies November 18 2010, 0 Comments

Look at these little guys.. don't they just look so happy!  Bet they made you smile!  I think its the big eye, tiny smile combo.

Mix up a batch of our favorite cutout cookie dough, cut pumpkins, bake and let cool. After baking mix up some of our favorite royal icing and reserve about an 1/8 of your icing.  Dye the larger amount orange using our Orange Gel Paste Food Coloring.  Dye the smaller reserved icing green using our Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring. We like to fold over our icing bag and place in a drinking glass to make filling the bag easy. Royal icing hardens pretty fast so try to quickly get it into your decorating bag, twisting the end of your bag shut, and securing it with a rubber band.

Outline your pumpkin and then flood the inside. We like to flood by squiggling the icing back and forth and then pushing it around with our icing tip to fill in any holes. This technique works really well if your icing is the right consistency.  Not too stiff, not too runny.

The icing then settles into a really nice smooth surface.

Use the same technique for the green stems.

Let dry uncovered overnight.  Add your Jumbo Royal Icing Eyes with a dab of royal icing and a little smile with our Black Edible Ink Pens.

For some cute packaging try our Brown Window 4" Cookie Box, Orange Paper Tags, or Pumpkin Bakery Labels.

Supply List
• Pumpkin Cutter
• Orange Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Jumbo Royal Icing Eyes
• Black Edible Ink Pen
• 2 decorating bags
• 2 small frosting tips (#2 or #3)
• cookie dough
• royal icing

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