How to Make Whole Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Sep 13, 2016

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How to Make Whole Pumpkin Pie Cookies
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Pumpkin-Spice-Everything season is in full effect! Some people might cringe at this idea, but I enjoy treating myself to a few pumpkin spice Oreos while sipping a pumpkin beer this early in September. With pumpkin flavoring in the air, I was moved to recreate a new version of a cookie design I made last year-- pumpkin pie cookies.

These  pumpkin pie slice cookies were such a big hit last year, so why not a whole pie this time around!

Whole Pie Cookie Cutter

I added three new cookie cutter designs to the shop, one of them being this whole pie cookie cutter. The cookie cutter is a whimsy, pie dish design, drawn in a way to provide enough room for a friendly face or small text at the bottom. For this example, I colored the cookies to make them resemble autumn, pumpkin pie cookies, but they can easily be key lime pies or chocolate mousse pies if you modify the appropriate "pie-filling" colors.

This whole pie cookie cutter is available in 4 sizes: Large, Regular, Small and Mini. For this tutorial I'll be decorating the Large size.

whole pie cookie cutter

Template for the Pumpkin Pie Cookies

I provided a downloadable PDF template file for the pumpkin pie cookie design shown in this tutorial.

You can download the pumpkin pie cookie template HERE.

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 cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

To make these pumpkin pie cookies you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

Begin by outlining and flooding a "hotdog"-shaped area (I'm not sure how else to describe it) with burnt orange icing, as shown below. Then immediately add accent dots with the darker orange icing.


Step 2

Next, outline and fill the bottom area with gray icing. Be sure not to touch the top burnt orange section while both sections are wet, or they will blend together. Let the icing set for about 1 to 2 hours.


Step 3

Once the icing had time to set, add the crust detail. Pipe an outline around the "hotdog" and pipe a decorative scalloped edge on top of the gray area. Then fill the crust area with tan icing.


Step 4

Next, outline and flood the top whipped cream area. Let the icing set for another 1 to 2 hours.


Step 5

Once the cookie is dry, it's time to add the final details. With light blue icing, pipe the outline detail on the whipped cream area.

Next, outline the edge detail on the crust with tan icing.

Lastly, add a fun face to your liking.


Video Tutorial

The steps above are demonstrated in the time-lapsed video below.

The final cookie should look like the ones below. In this picture, I decorated both the Large and Regular sized pumpkin pie cookies to show for comparison.  


You'll also notice the two new plaque cookies I accompanied with them...

New Header-Footer Plaque Cookie Cutters

Along with the whole pie cookie cutter, I'm really excited to make available my very first plaque design-- the Header-Footer Plaque!

header footer plaque cookie cutter

It comes in two variations, thick and thin, which are also available in various sizes. I came up with the name, "header-footer plaque", because each one has room for a top and bottom design, with ample room in the middle for a message.

It can be used for a number of different occasions. With the holidays coming up, I whipped up a few examples for each plaque. Here's the Thick Header-Footer Plaque in action:

cookie thick header-footer plaque example

And here is the Thin Header-Footer Plaque for the same holidays:

cookie thin header-footer plaque example

I'm really loving those plaques and I hope to use it more often for future holidays and occasions. I can really see them with a top and bottom floral accent, as well. Maybe with a "Thank You" message in the middle. The possibilities are endless!

If you use the Header-Footer plaques for your events, please let me know. I would love to see!

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