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Give Sweet Thanks With Decorated Pumpkin Pie Slice Cookies

Want to make decorated cookies for your next holiday feast? Pumpkin pie slice cookies are the perfect place to start.

Here’s how to make adorable decorated pumpkin pie sugar cookies!

Pie Slice Cookie Sweet Sugarbelle

To make these cookies you will need:

  • Ice cream cone cutter (or similar shape)
  • Moon cutter for trimming
  • Cookie dough (like this perfect sugar cookie recipe)
  • Royal icing
  • Pumpkin orange piping and flood consistency royal icing (mix orange with a bit or brown icing color)
  • Crust colored piping consistency royal icing (ivory with a touch of gold icing color)
  • White piping consistency royal icing
  • Disposable icing bags
  • Couplers
  • #2, #3, and #8 pastry tips

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Essential Royal Icing Techniques for Stunning Sugar Cookies

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Step 1:

Today I’m using an ice cream cutter to create decorated Thanksgiving pies. You don’t need and enormous cookie cutter collection to make beautiful cookies. Consider the cutters you already own before purchasing a specialized version.

Step 2:

Great decorated cookies begin with a great base. You can use your favorite recipe or the one found in the materials list above. After preparing the dough, use a rounded-edge (I used a moon cutter) to trim the ice cream cookies so they it resemble a slice of pie. Make the cookies smaller or larger cookies depending on whee you cut.

Pie Slice Cookie Cutter
Note: If you don’t own an ice cream cutter, a candy corn or even a round cutter cut into sections works just as well! With a bit of creativity, almost any cutter can become something new.

Step 3:

Bake the the cookies according to the recipe and let cool. While the cookies are cooling you may begin working on the next and most time consuming step of the cookie decorating process, preparing and coloring royal icing. You can find some tips on how to color and prepare royal icing here.

Step 4:

Once the icing is ready, it’s time to begin decorating. Use piping icing to outline the cookies as pictured below.

Step 5:

Next, fill the outlined area with flood consistency royal icing. If necessary, use an off-set spatula to spread the icing over the outlined section and a toothpick to remove any air bubbles that might appear.

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Step 6:

Sometimes it takes a little time to get the hang of icing consistency. If you don’t get it right the very first time, don’t be discouraged. When it comes to decorated cookies, practice really does make perfect.

Step 7:

Wait until the base is completely dry (this can take up to twenty-four hours), then use a large round tip such as a #8 to pipe a wavy line of “crust.”

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Step 8:

Finish up by adding a dollop of “whipped cream” using your white royal icing. To create dimension, add the whipped cream in two steps, allowing the base to dry for ten to twenty minutes in between. You can also use a large, decorative star tip for a swirled effect.

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Step 9:

Arrange on a platter to serve. You could add even more visual interest by incorporating different-sized cookies and using slightly different shades of orange icing for some of the slices.

Pie Slice Cookie Sweetsugarbelle

Extra baking tips:

Cookies have a long shelf life, so these can be baked and decorated up to a week in advance. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. You can even add a slice of bread to keep them soft , just make sure the bread does not touch the icing.

Make these this Thanksgiving for a dessert that’s sure to impress!

Essential Royal Icing Techniques for Stunning Sugar Cookies

Essential Royal Icing Techniques for Stunning Sugar Cookies

Use royal icing to create the most beautiful sugar cookies around!Get My FREE Guide »

3 Comments

Kim M Jacobs

How adorable!

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Kim M Jacobs

How adorable!

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Louise

These are awesome. I will try to make these for friends this Thanksgiving.

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