Sugar Cookie Ideas – Snowman – Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust

Melted Snowman Winter Holiday Cookies

Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookie for Fall Thanksgiving or Holiday Event

Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies

Our annual Cookie Exchange party required me to whip up 3 dozen cookies and I couldn’t decide between these two designs, so I ended up making both. Each is a sugar cookie, made from a store-bought mix and each had vanilla flavored frosting.  The rest was embellishment and basic cake decorating touches!

MELTED SNOWMAN – SUGAR COOKIE
Sugar cookies baked according to mix directions. No cookie cutter needed here, as I just rolled the dough out and freehanded a melted snowman shape and cut with a butter knife. After the cookies were out of the oven and cooled, I frosted each with white frosting and decorated the cookies using the following ingredients:
Snowman head – malt ball (from Georgia Nut Company outlet store) Could also use a large gum ball or white marzipan ball.
Carrot nose – Gummy Lifesaver candy (orange) cut into a wedge
Eyes – Fudge frosting painted on with a small paintbrush
Buttons – Mini morsels by Nestle
Branch arms – Fudge frosting piped on in shape of branches (no fancy cake decorating kit needed – just use a plastic baggie and cut a tiny hole in the corner in place of a pastry bag)

PUMPKIN PIE WITH PECAN CRUST – SUGAR COOKIE
Buy sugar cookie mix and make dough following directions on the package. Roll out dough. No need for a cookie cutter, just freehand a wedge-shape (you could use a paper template) and cut cookie shape out using a butter knife. Place on a cookie sheet and bake according to directions on package.

Once cookies are out of the oven and cooled, frost each with pumpkin color frosting. I used white vanilla frosting and some Wilton food coloring (mauve + yellow yielded a nice pumpkin pie color). Give the curved edge a dose of some extra frosting and place a few cut pecan pieces across the edge to give the appearance of a crust.

Top each wedge with a dollop of white frosting so the pie slice looks like it’s topped with whipped cream (I used Pillsbury Easy Frost frosting – shown in picture below – which comes with a built-in swirl cake decorating tip) . The perfect fall-winter dessert for the folks who don’t care for the taste of actual pumpkin pie. This cookie design is also perfect for a Thanksgiving holiday event.

Baking Supplies for Sugar Cookies

Cooking Project Supplies

Happy Holidays!

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