If you love pumpkin spice, these Pumpkin Spice Mug Cookies are especially for you!
These delicious cookies are soft and flavorful and a perfect change of pace from my standard Sugar Cookie Recipe.
I had lots of fun decorating this set, and made each mug just a bit different. The aroma of these cookies is wonderful too, so that makes decorating extra enjoyable!
I made these for my girls teachers (one of whom has a name that starts with a K, which explains the K cookie).
The rich fall color palette was fun to work with, as I often find myself working with more “springy” and pastel colors.
I think these Pumpkin Spice Mug Cookies would be super special wrapped as favors for any fall party, or take-home treats for Thanksgiving.
RECIPE & INSTRUCTIONS –
To make these Pumpkin Spice Mug Cookies you’ll need…
Cookie cutter – I used this Coffee Mug Cookie Cutter from Truly Mad Plastics (they have a couple different sizes and styles that would all work well for these designs). If you don’t have a mug cutter with the area for whipped cream on top, in the past I’ve made designs like this by using a simple mug cutter and adding the top half of a cupcake cookie cutout for the whipped cream part.
Piping bags – You might notice from the photo above that I used tiplesss piping bags (from Truly Mad Plastics). This is just a personal preference, so feel free to use traditional piping bags with tips (I use #2 and #1.5PME tips the most). I still use piping bags with tips as well, it kind of just depends on my mood for the day! =)
Decorating directions – You can see some of the basic steps in the image below. First, I outlined the cookies with a medium brown color, in an outline consistency (should be about the consistency of toothpaste). Then, once the outline has set up a bit (15-30 minutes), begin filling in with a thinner flood consistency (or about the consistency of shampoo) icing, based on my design idea for that individual cookie.
For the cookies with the sweater/zig-zag pattern on the icing, I flooded the cookie with one color (for example an ivory/flesh-tone color in the cookie below) and then while that base color is still wet, I immediately added lines of colors (dark red, orange, yellow) horizontally across the cookie. Then, immediately, drag a toothpick vertically through the wet icing, creating the effect shown.
For the whipped cream area on these cookies, simply outline and flood in one area at a time, allowing that area to dry (about 30 minutes) before adding icing that will touch it. After the entire whipped cream area was dry, I sprinkled some ground cinnamon on top and it stayed in place quite nicely.
I hope you give this Pumpkin Spice Cutout Cookie Recipe a try and have fun decorating some special cookies for your family and friends!
Happy fall decorating!