I literally cannot believe that it’s fall y’all. I mean, where did summer go. My kids didn’t even get three full months of summer before they were back in school. For me that was a huge bummer. It’s not like I do not like fall, I mean it’s okay. It rains a lot here in Portland and it’s cold. I do like pumpkin patches and Halloween. I always enjoy making some sort of treats with the kids for fall parties. This year we are kicking off our cooking with these cute pumpkin cookies. Here is how you can make them too!
3 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C soft unsalted butter
1 C granulated sugar
4 egg whites
2 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
black, orange, and green gel food coloring
– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add eggs and continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and set it out to soften up a bit.
– Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling-pin, and work some flour into the batter. (If needed).
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula, move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
-Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (Except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough, add 1/4 C powder sugar.
Divide the icing into 4 equal bowls.
-The first bowl of icing, add in a few drops of orange
-The second bowl of icing, add several drops of black gel food coloring. Stir to mix.
-The third bowl of icing, add several drops of green.
-The fourth bowl stays white.
-Spoon each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #2 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
-Squeeze the majority of the white icing into a bowl, then add 1 tsp of water to this icing and stir to mix the water and icing together.
-Using the orange piping bag, pipe an orange line around half of the candy corn shaped cookie.
-Fill in with the thin orange icing.
-Add some green dots to the pumpkin on the corners.
-Let dry for 2 hours.
-Pipe on a face for the pumpkin.
-Pipe a black line of icing around the edge of the top half of the cookie.
-Add in a half circle of white, sprinkle with some sprinkles.
-Let dry for another 4 hours before bagging or enjoying.
What kinds of cookies do you bake in the fall? Let us know if the comments below.