It’s no secret that we love everything pumpkin here at BFFF! Especially when it’s dessert, who doesn’t love sweets?! Not only do they look amazing, they are delicious. These cookies are great for a halloween dinner, to hand out as party favors, or just to have around home for a snack! Check out her delicious recipe below.
GILDED PUMPKIN COOKIES
- Sugar cookies – I used this cookie cutter from Wilton, but any pumpkin-shaped cutter will do!
- White royal icing (medium flood consistency)
- Golden beige royal icing (stiff consistency) – mix of AmeriColor “Gold”, Americolor “Chocolate Brown”, and a touch of Wilton “Juniper Green”
- 2 Piping bags
- 2 couplers
- 2 icing tips – Wilton #2, Wilton #16
- Gold pearl dust – I used this one
- Food safe paint brush
- Small bowl
- Using your white royal icing (fitted in a piping bag with your coupler and #2 tip), outline a small middle section of the cookie; about 1.5cm or 1/5th of the cookie in size. These don’t have to be perfect, as pumpkins naturally have some variation. Immediately fill on (or “flood”) the inside of your outline with icing. Use the toothpick to evenly distribute the icing so that it lays flat.
Side note: Be careful to agitate only the icing when using your toothpick, and not scrape the cookie surface. Scraping the cookie can sometimes result in butter leech, which means your icing won’t dry properly!
- Outline and flood 2 similar-sized sections on each end of the cookie, leaving a space in between them and the middle section. Wait at least 2 hours before proceeding to the next step.
- Repeat process for the remaining 2 sections. Allowing the prior sections to dry first creates a sort of “quilted” effect with the icing. Again, wait at least 2 hours before proceeding to the next step.
- Using your beige royal icing (fitted with #16 tip), pipe lines at the top of the pumpkin to create the “stem”. Since this icing is quite thick, wait 6 – 8 hours before proceeding to the next step to ensure that it’s dry enough to paint.
- Mix some pearl dust with a few drops of vodka in a small bowl. Paint the stems gold.