Autumn is the season we decorate the interior and exterior of our homes with colorful pumpkins, gourds and mums. The blogosphere displays beautiful fall decor and Halloween treats. Yes, of course cookies! The extent of creativity is amazing. Have you seen the artsy pumpkins in vibrant colors and designs? We have come a long way from the ordinary orange, carving pumpkins. There are an abundance of choices from swan-shaped gourds to heirloom pumpkins, which come in a variety of colors from gray, blue and white to purple, black and pink. They even have their own names, one being the Cinderella pumpkin which originated in France … so the inspiration for these cookies. 

 Sources: 100layercake.com and 123rf.com

I took my pumpkin cutter and gave it a gentle squeeze to achieve the squishy look of an heirloom pumpkin, added some sheen and adorned it with flowers.

Heirloom Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Violet with AmeriColor Regal Purple and AmeriColor Deep Pink
Royal Icing for detail tinted Dark Violet with AmeriColor Regal Purple and AmeriColor Deep Pink
Royal Icing for flooding and detail tinted Light Green with AmeriColor Avocado and AmeriColor Leaf Green
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #4, #5
Wilton Star Tip #16
PME Tip #1.5
Wilton Pearl Color Mist

Pipe stem with #5 tip in green icing. Let dry 20 minutes.
Outline three sections of pumpkin with #4 tip in light violet icing.
Flood middle section of cookie with light violet icing. Let dry 45 minutes.

Flood end sections of cookie with violet icing. Let dry overnight.
Spray pearl airbrush onto cookie. Let dry 30 minutes.

Pipe flowers in dark violet with #16 star tip.

Pipe leaves, vines and dots with #1.5 tip in detail green icing. 

Let dry overnight. 




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  1. These are super cute Joan.... I know my granddaughter would love them!

    1. Hi Deb, Thank you and your Candy Corn Jello is the perfect Halloween dessert.

  2. Purple pumpkin perfection! Your cookies are spooktaular! Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thank you Laura. Your recent Laura Ingalls post was fantastic! Have a Happy Halloween!


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