Happy Pumpkin Pie Slice Cookie Made From a Candy Corn Cookie Cutter
Time gets aways from me this time of year, but I was determined not to let this month pass without making one of my all-time favorite autumn cookies, decorated pie slices!
Since I’ve made pie slices several times before, I thought I’d change things up a bit and add a sweet, smiling face.
The best part is, I snagged a three-pack of the most perfect candy corn cutters I’ve ever seen.
I was able to use the smallest one to make an almost-mini version, which is the perfect size for kids. Mine just happen to have their annual Thanksgiving feast at church this week. What luck!
To decorate these cookies you will need:
- Orange piping and flood icing (tulip red+egg yellow+ivory with a touch of the pink cheek icing)
- Black sugar pearls
- Deep pink flood icing (strawberry Progel)
- Tan piping icing
- Black piping icing
- Fine tip Wilton black Foodwriter
Begin by outlining the cookie with a #2 tip, then quickly fill with matching flood icing. If necessary, use and offset spatula to work the icing until it is smooth.
Immediately after flooding, use tweezers to drop black pearl eyes into the wet icing, then quickly add two pink “cheeks”.
It is important to work quickly so that the eyes and cheeks sink into the first layer of icing before it sets.
At this point, let the base layer dry. This can take anywhere from four to twenty-four hours, depending where you live.
Once the icing is dry, use a #5 tip to add a wavy “crust”.
Finish up by using a small round tip (#1 or #2) to pipe a smile using the curve of the crust as a guide. Add eyebrows with a black food color marker.
Normally, I would add white accents to the eyes, but after working as a volunteer at the the annual GoBo Bake Sale, I’ve really reconsidered this design element.
I noticed while packing boxes that many of these types of accents were damaged during shipping. If they’re not going far, an accent is no problem, but, if you are planning to ship, I would reccomend leaving it off.
These happy cookies are great for Thanksgiving parties at school or with friends, along with the big day!
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How cute are these?! I just love them! You’re right, those candy corn cutters work great, and I’m glad I bought them too!
Super cute! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Brilliant & Oooooooh….SO adorable! ? ? ? ? ? ? ? I haven’t been able to make ANY Fall themed cookies yet so I’ll just have to admire these for the next few weeks, lol. ?
Sorry…I don’t know what is up with all the ? marks, lol.
As usual . . . adorable! Love your cookies!
Brilliant! I love the little pie crust hair do!
These are just so sweet!
Really cute! A swirl of whipped cream “hair” might work too!
I ended up making a few with swirls kind of like flowers behind her ear…It was totally Belle’s idea. Anyway, I wish I had done more like that for the actual post because it really did add a lot!
Hi I have a suggestion about decorating the pie cookies. Instead of outlining the cookie what we would do is dip the cookie in the icing the consistency of heavy cream and scrape of the excess. then add the crust with a bag after the base sets up. This is much faster to do.
That’s a great suggestion, Teri! I’m not a huge fan of the dipping technique myself,because I just can’t seem to do it with a mess, but I know of several cookie decorators than use it with great results. Thanks so much for the tip!
Hello! I just adore and admire all your work. Q. how do you do to get the fluffy look without overflowing? Thanks
I love your pumpkin pie cookies, do you have a recipe you could share that you use for the icing?
I love these smily pumpkin candy, genius idea
These are adorable. I was just wondering if you remember where you got the black “eyes”. I’ve been looking for them and I’m having a hard time finding some that size. Thanks!!
They have them at Global Sugar Art now. Search black dragees. I noticed the shortage myself, so I bought a four or six pound bag. I am pretty sure I am set until at LEAST 2053!
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I would like to say that I love to eat cookies and I am doing research on sweets and cookies and I think that rather than illustrating the treat what we would do is dunk the treat in the good to beat all overwhelming cream and rub of the overabundance.
Wonderful! I tried to do your technique of eyes with black sugar pearls and using a dehidratator, but the black of the pearls was spread to the flesh tone every time. I used the brand wilton. Are you using another brand or a special technique??? plss help!
Same thing happens to me!!! Did you ever figure out how to make it work without the black bleed?
I love those little faces!!?
What kind of icing do you use?