Double-Decker Fall Decorated Cookies

Double Decker Fall Decorated Cookies with step-by-step directions

I love baking year round, but there is something extra special about baking in the fall!  Cooler weather seems the perfect background for a warm oven and fragrant fall spices!

These double-decker fall decorated cookies are as delicious as they are beautiful!  I started with my Pumpkin Spice Cutout Cookie Recipe and then took decorating inspiration from Decorating Cookies Party, a new book by the lovely Bridget of Bake at 350.  Bridget makes all kinds of cute cookies and treats on her site, and she has a super sweet personality to match!

Fall Decorated Cookies with Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe

When I first looked through this pretty book I was drawn to some adorable double-decker wedding shower cookies (pictured below).  Bridget first popularized this fun double-decker cookie idea a couple years ago and it’s seriously brilliant!  I mean what’s better than one cookie… two cookies of course!

Although I love Bridget’s wedding shower design as is, I thought I could take the inspiration and turn it into something perfect for fall.  I used the same base cutter, a scalloped oval, and used a simple mix of stripes and polka-dots for the background, just as Bridget did.  Then I added mini pumpkin and leaf cookies in place of the wedding themed cookies.  I really love the way they turned out!

Fall Double Decker Cookies - Inspired by Decorating Cookies Party Book

Here’s the simple step-by-step decorating tips…

Start with a batch of your favorite sugar cookie dough.  I used my Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe, but feel free to use my basic Sugar Cookie Recipe.

You’ll also need a batch of Royal Icing.

For each cookie you can follow the step-by-step photos below.

The basics are as follows…

Mini pumpkins- Pipe stem with piping consistency, allow to set up.  Add pumpkin segments that are not touching, using medium/flood consistency.  Allow first segments to set up before adding final segments.

Mini leaves- Outline (using a piping consistency), then immediately flood.  Allow to dry, then add details, as pictured.

Scalloped oval- Outline, then allow the outline to dry a bit.  Flood with a contrasting color (if desired).  Immediately add stripes or dots to the wet icing.  Allow to dry before adding mini cookie (with a bit of icing).

Fall Decorated Cookies step by step


Fall Decorated Cookies with Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe

This general concept could be adjusted countless ways!  The addition mini cookies onto a larger base creates such a fun and unique treat!

This design is just one of the beautiful and creative ideas in Decorating Cookies Party, which is currently available on Amazon for $10, what a steal!!

And if you hop on over to Bake at 350, Bridget’s celebrating her book launch with an awesome giveaway (P.S. a KitchenAid Mixer is involved!!).

Happy Baking!


  1. As always these are just gorgeous! For some reason I think they look like they should taste like maple sugar!

  2. These are just precious! Thanks so much, Glory! I love seeing how the book gave you inspiration for these cuties!!!

  3. What beautiful cookies! You inspire me to improve my decorating skills! I would be so proud to serve these little beauties this Fall!

  4. Pretty cookies all in fall colors. Love the idea Glory… My mind swirls thinking of the endless possibilities for christmas and easter celebrations with this idea 🙂
    Do please make separate posts for them as well… deal?
    Love you always

  5. These are absolutely beautiful and I imagine that they must taste delicious too. Autumn flavours – lovely!

  6. Oh my how cute!!!

  7. Glory, you’re the most talented cookie decorator I’ve ever met! I wish I could be a fly on your wall so I could watch and learn… Although that sounds a little creepy, so maybe I should just ask for a lesson instead. 😉 Pinned!

  8. Hi Glory,

    I just wanted to let you know that I have had great success with a lot of your recipes and the pumpkin spice cookies are no exception! Decided to try a pumpkin spice cookie from another source the other day and well…. fail. Then in a bit of a mad scramble I made your recipe and perfection!!


  9. Whoa! Love the colors and shapes, and I love Fall and these make me happy.

  10. Your cookies are so adorable, Glory, and I love the bridal shower set too! I am on the other side of the country with a new grandchild, but am excited that Bridget’s book is waiting for me when I get home. ☺️

  11. I love the dimensional look you get with the double decker-cookies! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. I love these! You can’t go wrong with double the cookies! Love you!

  14. These cookies are ADORABLE!! So great meeting you this past weekend Glory!

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