How to Decorate a Scarecrow Cookie

Cupcake with Swirl Cookie Cutter


Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!

- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
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Are you clutching at straws for Autumn cookie inspiration? Check out this adorable Scarecrow cookie tutorial using the popular cupcake cutter (upside down)! 

 Cookie Yield


This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18-20 of these cookies. 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


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).

This tutorial features the scarecrow, but I did a big order of these and also included leaves, pumpkins, and sunflowers - a big assortment of colors as a result.

These cookies feature 8 icing colors - eek! Let me break that down for you! I used buckeye brown, Super Red, Sunset Orange, Golden Yellow, Leaf Green, and Sky Blue, Ivory, White and Black. 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.