The Perfect Pumpkin Cookie

 

Happy Halloween

It’s cookie time!

Door County looks incredible this Fall. The colors so vibrant, so beautiful. Many shades of orange, yellows, intense reds. And the leaves keep falling, a sign of the changes we are about to endure. But before the cool season sets in, take the time to slow down a bit, enjoy the scenery, and get ready for Halloween!

Halloween comes as a playful time, full of fun, mystery, joyful moments and our favorite thing of all: the delicious treats…

This year we have decided to focus on the ultimate Fall/Halloween cookie: the Pumpkin Cookie.

Yes, we know, there are a lot of funny, scary, unique cookies out there,  but the Pumpkin IS the symbol (and the charm) of this time of the year.

When we came across this perfect pumpkin cookie, we knew we had to share it with you!

To start, make your cookies!

2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups of soft butter

1 tsp. vanilla, lemon, or almond flavoring

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp. baking soda

5 cups flour

1 tsp. salt

dash nutmeg

Cream sugar, egg, and butter.  Stir in vanilla.  Dissolve soda in milk and add to creamed mixture.  Mix flour, salt, and nutmeg together, stir into creamed mixture.  Cover and chill about 2 hours or overnight.

Roll out dough on a flour surface.  Place cookies about an inch apart.

And then it is time for the cutters…

We LOVE our USA made cookie cutters by Ann Clark Ltd.! Strong and durable, they make the perfect cookie and last for seasons to come.

Next step: decorating the cookie! We are about to make the perfect pumpkin cookie, and we thank the staff at sweetsugarbelle.com for this amazing and simple tutorial.

To make these cookies you will need:

Pumpkin orange piping and flood icing and green piping and icing. If you would like tips on how to make royal icing for piping and flooding cookies, watch this video here.

Begin by outlining the pumpkin segments as shown below.  Divide the pumpkin into three sections, but this can vary.

Next, fill alternating sections with orange icing.  To create dimension, wait a few minutes before moving to the next one.

Segmented-Pumpkin-Cookies2

Use green icing to add a stem.

To finish up, add a couple of vines and leaves.

And voilà!

We want to wish you a wonderful orange season, and no matter what you do, have fun, enjoy your loved ones, and of course, eat lots of treats!

Happy Halloween!

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