I have to tell you that I can’t, for the life of me, draw a straight line by connecting two dots. You see, there are three things that I know I’m not, neither do I pretend to be, they are: an artist, an artist, and an artist. So that’s where my KopyKake comes handy. I could draw almost anything using this projector. See my post on this awesome the KopyKake projector here.
To make these cookies:
2 ½ cups butter (room temperature)
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 tsp. vanilla or (seeds from 1 vanilla bean)
5 cups flour (sifted)
1 tsp. baking powder (optional)
1 tsp. salt
(See this recipe and follow it in this sugar cookies recipe)
Gum paste for leaves
I flooded some of the cookies, others I left them plain. I used the Kopykake to outline the pumpkins, leaves, and acorns. A very good idea would be, if you have kids, to include your kids in this project—they would love it! Don’t worry about the cookies not being perfectly decorated. There’s no right or wrong way when it comes to decorating cookies, especially if you are involving your kids. Have fun with it!
1. Prepare a batch of Sugar Cookies Dough
2. Trace or draw with edible writing pencils on the cookie whatever design you'd like, or if you have a Kopykake use that instead.
3. Prepare royal icing for cookies, and flood the cookies if desired
5. Decorate cookies whichever way you like (don't forget to follow the 10 Seconds Rule to get a better consistency.
- I hope you could see the projected image on the cookie. That's how I traced the leaves, pumpkins and acorn, using royal icing.
- I also mixed some powder color (berry) and mixed it with water, and brushed on the leaves and pumpkins to give it a more intense color.
And finally, for the pumpkin leaves I used a piece of green gumpaste.