How to Decorate Apple Harvest Cookies

Apple Harvest Cookie Decorating Kit


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This new Apple Harvest tutorial is bushels of fun!

Learn how to make these 6 Apple Harvest cookies: Apple Cart, Apple Butter Jar, 2 Cute Apple Designs, Caramel Apple, and a Bushel of Apples. 

This tutorial includes a step-by-step look at this simply adorable Apple Cart. This is my favorite cookie from this set and it might be my favorite cookie from 2021!  Does this design look familiar? It should! It is the lemonade cart that was shared this summer! (click here to check out that lemonade tutorial)

Cookie Yield

For a single batch of dough, you can make about 20-24 of these cookies (3-4 of each). 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.

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.  

Prepping the Royal Icing


I love the color palette from this set. It is full of lovely PASTEL muted fall colors. Just a drop will do ya! Don't overcolor your icing. Avoid adding color directly to the bowl of icing. Place a drop on your spatula and mix into icing. Check out the icing guide below for tips on making the right colors and an estimate of how much of each color you'll need.

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).


The Apple Harvest cookie set has 5 gels/7 icing colors (caramel is a mixed color and brown is both light and dark). 


Here is what I suggest making for a single batch.

Ivory - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Pastel Tulip Red - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Pastel Mint Green - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Pastel Gold - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Light Brown - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Dark Brown - 1 oz (pipe only)
Caramel (mix equal parts Gold + Brown) - 3 oz (pipe and flood)

These amounts are ESTIMATES. When it comes to how much icing to make, l 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.

Project Timeline

Plan ahead to enjoy the most success with your cookie project! I break up the decorating process. 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.

DAY 1 

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). 

DAY 2 

Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies). Piping details and stenciling (2 hours). The details take a little extra time due to drying the apple layers in the bushel and the cart.



For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.   

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Happy Decorating!