Monday, October 14, 2013

Monogrammed Pumpkin Cookies

What's better than a polka dot, monogrammed pumpkin cookie?
How about a DOUBLE-DECKER, polka dot, monogrammed pumpkin cookie?
easy to re-create, monogrammed pumpkin cookies ::: full tutorial from bakeat350.blogspot.com
What if I told you that this is the simplest design to recreate?  I'm not sure if you guys have noticed, but I LOVE a simple cookie. They're my favorite.  Easier to make = quicker getting to my tummy.

easy to re-create, monogrammed pumpkin cookies ::: full tutorial from bakeat350.blogspot.com
If you've never made a double-decker cookie before, it's time.  What are you waiting for?!?  Two cookies in one!!! 

Let me show you how to make them.  They're perfect for class parties or sharing with the neighbors!
easy to re-create, monogrammed pumpkin cookies ::: full tutorial from bakeat350.blogspot.com  

To make monogrammed pumpkins, you'll need:

monogram pumpkin outline photo monogrampumpkinoutline.jpg
Use #2 tips to outline both the pumpkin (in orange) and the letters (in green).  Add the stem of the pumpkin with the green icing.

Thin the orange, green and white with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup.  (Reserve some of the piping consistency green icing for attaching the cookies later.) You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin.  Count of 2-3 is good.  Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.

Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed.  Pour into squeeze bottles as needed.  

Fill in the outlines with the thinned icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles.

monogram pumpkin add dots photo monogrampumpkindots.jpg
For the letters, work about 3-6 cookies at a time, filling with the green icing. Small filled areas are susceptible to cratering, so take care not to overfill and run a toothpick through the icing to dislodge air bubbles. Go back to the first cookie filled and add small dots of the thinned white icing with a toothpick. (This is a trick I learned from my friend, Lupita.)

Let the cookies dry uncovered, 6-8 hours, or overnight.

Here are the letters drying in the dehydrator...
monogram pumpkin dehydrator photo monogrampumpkindehydrator.jpg

Aren't they cute??!
monogram pumpkin letters photo monogrampumpkinletters.jpg
(I think I bought these cookie cutters at Hobby Lobby, but I just bought a 100-piece set of cutters...because I *needed* 100 more cutters...at Home Goods that has letters as well.)

monogram pumpkin add monogram photo monogrampumpkinaddmonogram.jpg
Apply piping consistency icing to the back of the letter cookies...just a few dots will do, we don't want oozing.  Actually, a little oozing is fine, but you don't need a lot of icing to make the letter cookies stick.

monogram pumpkin add monogram 2 photo monogrampumpkinaddmonogram2.jpg
Gently press in place on the pumpkin cookie.  Let dry for 30 minutes or more to set.

how to make monogrammed, double-decker pumpkin cookies

easy to re-create, monogrammed pumpkin cookies ::: full tutorial from bakeat350.blogspot.com
These were so much fun to make.  I hope you'll try them at home, too.


29 comments:

  1. Okay this is just too stinking cute! And such a fun project to do with my niece and nephews!

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  2. The polka dots are just so freaking cute!!

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  3. I was trying to think of something easy to make my work peeps at Christmas and personalize them without spending valuable Christmas shopping time making them all. YOU are brilliant and gave me the PERFECT solution! Thank you Bridget!

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  4. I was trying to think of something easy to make my work peeps at Christmas and personalize them without spending valuable Christmas shopping time making them all. YOU are brilliant and gave me the PERFECT solution! Thank you Bridget!

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  5. Sooo Cute, it's like having a personal monogram cookie, well double cookie. I'm a disaster with the pastry bag and i'm prettry sure i would going to suck at this

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  6. OH. MY. GOODNESS. I have about a jillion people I can think of who NEED these double-decker cookies! I just hope my shoulder, which I had surgery on a month ago, holds out! Hmm...I wonder if all of my cookie baking caused me to need the shoulder surgery in the first place! Naw...that surely couldn't be! Thanks for a super great idea for personalizing cookie gifts for my friends! You're the best, Bridget!

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  7. Lucky the recipients who received these cookies. So cute and the teeny polka dots make them even more fun! Love the tip from Lupita. Thanks for passing it along.

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  8. Bridget- YOU are AMAZING..and those cookies are way too cute. I just love them. It would be fun to spell out Autumn things with them lined up, too. Great idea- xo Diana

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  9. These are SO pretty, Bridget - love everything about them!

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  10. Oh so cute!! Still not sure I could do it, but I am thinking they would be so fun for my little sisters class Halloween party! She would LOVE them and I love making treats for her class. I swear, I am the weirdest just turned 20 year old ever! LOL!

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  11. When I saw those letters on Instagram I knew there was more cuteness to come! LOVE these!

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  12. These are just too cute for words Bridgie!! Just like you! :)

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  13. your cookies are always so pretty! each and every time i see them i just feel like baking! :)

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  14. Bridget these are truly some of the cutest, most original pumpkin cookies I've seen yet! Where, oh where do you come up with these things? Just beyond adorable!

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  15. I love these! So cute! Can you tell me how big the letter cookies are?

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  16. These are so clever and cute! So many uses for that cutter, right??
    School Cookie Cutters

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  17. How did I miss these!
    You know I love your double decker cookies!
    Especially with polka-dots!
    And I love the chocolate!
    xo

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  19. Just adorable! What brilliant attention to detail :)

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