I love decorating fall cookies! Maybe it's because I love everything about fall!! The cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, hot lattes and puffy vests!!! And because fall is the perfect time to get cozy, I created the Cozy Fall cookie set! I went a little non-traditional with the icing colors on this project and loved the final results.
In this tutorial, I'll share how to create beautiful dimension with the puffy vest cookie, a wet-on-wet plaid for the scarf, a stenciled pumpkin, a quick-and-easy leaf, and an airbrushed latte cup!
These cookies are all in the 3’ – 3.5” size range. With a single batch of dough I made 21 cookies, 5 3" pumpkins, 5 scarves (ribbon cutter), 3 lattes, 3 vests (basketball jersey), and 4 leaves. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.
For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
Prepping Royal Icing
Usually for fall sets I use a combo of green, yellow, orange, and red. But I was in the mood to change it up a little. Here's a guide to this fun color palette. To create a muted tone to the icing, I added several drops of ivory to each color.
For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).
I don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
This kit comes with FREE templates (latte, scarf, and vest). These are great to use with a cookie projector (like a KopyKake or a Pico).
I like to break up the decorating process to fit in my schedule. Because there are several phases to decorated cookies, it works better with my life to do a little each day. Here is the schedule for this cookie project and estimated times on how long each phase takes.
Mix Dough (30 mins), Chill Dough (2 hours inactive time), Roll and Bake (1 hour), Mix Royal Icing and Prep Icing Colors - it is helpful to make the colors the day before you decorate because the color will deepen overnight (1 hour).
Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies, but allow 6 hours of dry time on the cookies stenciled with royal icing like the pumpkin), Piping details, and stenciling (1.5-2.5 hours)
**ALLOW COOKIES TO FULLY DRY 18-24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING. STORE IN A COOL OVEN OVER NIGHT.**
For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.
I have two great packaging suggestions for these cookies. You can pack the cookies individually and use the 14” window box from BRP to sell or give the cookies as a collection.
These cookies also make great cookie sets. You can fit 2-4 cookies (with some overlap) in the 9” window box.
I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies! Be sure to tag @flourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so we can see what you create!