How to Make Gnome Witch Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Sep 01, 2020

How to Make Gnome Witch Cookies
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I made my first gnome cookie earlier this year for Valentine's Day, and I absolutely fell in love with him. Not only was he easy to decorate (there wasn't a lot of details to the cookie design), but he was cute too! I think the simplicity of the decorating details added to the adorable factor.

Well for this Halloween, I was determined to make a female version for the holiday.

This is my interpretation of a gnome witch cookie that I hope you'll love just as much as me. She shares the same simple stylings as the original gnome, with a few witchy details fitting for the Halloween season.

Gnome Witch Cookie Cutter

Just added to the shop is this new gnome witch cookie cutter. I love seeing cookies as a set, so I created a companion design of a broom and cauldron cookie cutter as well.

These two cookie cutters are available in various sizes, but for this tutorial I will be decorating the LARGE size.

gnome witch cookie cutter | Semi Sweet Designs

Template for the Gnome Witch Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of my 2020 Halloween cookie collection, including this gnome witch cookie design.

Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.

This file is four pages long and is rather large in data size. Just a warning, it might take a moment before the file opens in your browser.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

For these gnome witch cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

(I forgot to photograph this step.)

For those without a projector, begin by making a guideline for where the different colored sections should be. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.

Step 2

Begin by filling in alternating sections. I started with the black sections of the hat and the purple body area. Let this icing set for about an hour.

Then fill in the hair sections and add the pony tail detail on top of the purple icing. Also, fill in the purple hat band.

gnome witch cookies step 1

Step 3

Next, fill in the remaining face area with green icing. Add little triangle bow tie ends with orange icing, as shown. Let this icing set for another hour.

Then add the green nose, the yellow hat buckle, and the orange center dot details of the bow ties.

gnome witch cookies step 2

Step 4

Lastly, add the finishing details. With piping consistency icing, outline the hat in black and the hair in gray icing. Add a green nose wart.

Optional, with a gray food marker, draw on the hair strands for dimension. I also added rosy cheeks with petal dust to give this gnome witch added character.

gnome witch cookies step 3

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.

To accompany these gnome witch cookies, I added a fun witch design of a broomstick and cauldron.

In the picture below, there are two cookie cutter sizes shown in two of my favorite coordinating gift boxes.

LARGE (Front Box)- This size gnome witch and broomstick cauldron will fit in these “7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from ClearBags (Item#: KR15).

REGULAR (Back Box)- This size gnome witch and broomstick cauldron will in this classic BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").

gnome witch cookie set | Semi Sweet Designs

For more Halloween cookie ideas, be sure to check out my Halloween blog archive.

Gnome Witch Cookies | Semi Sweet Designs
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