Owl in Pumpkin Cookies

 I’ve said it before.  I have a thing for owls.  They remind me of my mom and growing up. Warm happy thoughts. So, when I ran across this image on a greeting card in Target, and I could not wait to “cookie” it.

Despite my outrageous collection most of you already know that one of my favorite things to do is come up with ways to make new creative cookie designs from different cutters.  I used the candy corn from this set, which I also found in Target {I love that place} to make these cookies.

Just to help you out, here’s a tip. When I cut out my cookies, I first cut out the shape then I used the tip of the candy corn to cut out a notch for the owl’s horns.  No trimming needed.  You have all the tools you need in one cutter.


To decorate these cookies you will need:

orange piping and flood icing

dark brown piping and flood icing

light brown piping and flood icing

ivory and gold flood icing {a tiny bit}


To begin, outline and fill the pumpkins in alternating sections.  Let one section dry before moving onto anther to create dimension.

When the pumpkins are filled, they should look like this.  Let them dry for about an hour, then move onto the owl.

To add the owl, first pipe on and fill the brow.  It’s a “u” or wide “v” shape.  Then outline the body area with light brown icing.

Quickly fill the owl with brown, and while the icing is still wet, quickly drop in a dot of ivory icing then gold.  Finally, after the base has dried a bit, add a dark brown dot for the pupil.

Finally, add the finishing touches.  I used a #1.5 tip to add a little fluff around my owl’s eyes, and then the orange, also with a #1.5 tip to add a beak.  I love how they turned out.

I also made another version of this cookie!  You can view step-by-step instructions on my pal Nikki’s blog, Pennies on a Platter.  Be sure to go check it out.  You’ll like what you see. Nikki is always cooking up something delicious, including pumpkin spice syrup.  I have a feeling I will be making that one VERY soon!

Here’s the whole family.  Aren’t they cute?  I am super excited for Halloween.  It is one of my favorite cookie seasons.  I always have more ideas than time!

Thanks for dropping in!