Last week my mother and Aunt blew through State College and demanded that I make them sugar cookies if I wanted them to stop and see me. I really did want to see them so I listened to their demands. I decided to make them pretty pumpkins.
It took time to make these and I had fun making them. Although I wasn’t overly thrilled with them, they tasted great. My son, Bryce, recommended doing the stems of the pumpkins brown. His argument was good, ‘Pumpkins stem turn brown after they are picked’. How right he is. I loved the contrast with the brown and orange, sometimes listening to an 8 year old does pay off.
I outlined the cookies and flooded them all orange and brown for the stems. Let that dry and piped the outline and design of the pumpkin. When finished piping I dipped the wet royal icing in sugar to give it another dimension. I used the sugar cookie recipe found here.