Fall Lattes and Donuts Cookies

how to make latte and donut decorated cookies for fall

Yes, it'll be 91 degrees outside today, but as I sit in the air conditioning, I'm dreaming of fall. The fall I see on Pinterest and Instagram. My fall dreams are of scarves, boots, apple cider donuts, and lattes gripped between hands where sweater sleeves have been pulled down past the wrists just so.

Ah, fall. Well, a girl can dream. And wait. In the meantime, she can also make cookies.

how to make latte and donut decorated cookies for fall | bakeat350.net
how to make latte and donut decorated cookies for fall | bakeat350.net

I started with mocha cut-out cookies. It seemed like the right choice for latte cookies. As much as I love pumpkin EVERYTHING, I do not like pumpkin spice lattes. Let's keep that between us. The recipe is in my book Decorating Cookies Party, but you can follow this recipe and add two teaspoons more espresso powder. (Again, let's keep that between us.)


sugarbelle donut and latte cookie cutters

For the shapes, I used Sweet Sugarbelle cookie cutters. Sugarbelle cutters are SO fantastic, you guys. I love everything about them...from the size, shapes, and smooth cutting to the guides and ideas that come with each cutter. They are winners. You can find this set on Amazon to any number of online stores, like Flour Box Bakery.

how to make latte and donut decorated cookies for fall | bakeat350.net

To make the cookies you'll need:

  • cut-out cookies, donut and latte shape
  • royal icing, divided and tinted with Americolor Bright White, Chocolate Brown, and Chefmaster Sunset Orange
  • couplers and icing tips: #2, #5, #1
  • disposable icing bags
  • squeeze bottles (again, I love Sugarbelle's) 
  • toothpicks or scribe tool
  • orange sprinkles
  • white sprinkles
how to make latte decorated cookies for fall | bakeat350.net

For the lattes: outline the entire cookie in white with a #2 tip. Reserve some of the piping consistency icing before thinning the rest. 

Thin the white icing with water, a bit at a time. Stir gently with a spatula until the icing is thick and smooth, and a ribbon of icing dropped back onto itself disappears in a count of "one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two." If the icing is too thin, don't use it - it won't dry well. Stir in more sifted powdered sugar to thicken. 


Cover the icing with a damp dish towel and let rest for a few minutes. Stir gently to remove any large air bubbles and pour into a squeeze bottle. Fill in the outlines. Use a toothpick to guide to edges and pop air bubbles. 

Let the icing dry for at least on hour. 

how to make latte decorated cookies for fall | bakeat350.net
how to make latte decorated cookies for fall | bakeat350.net

Use a #2 tip and brown icing to outline a "holder" on the cup. Thin the remaining brown icing as above and fill in the outline. Let dry for at least one hour. 

how to make latte decorated cookies for fall

After one hour, use a #5 tip to pipe a heart on the holder in orange. Switch the tip on the white icing to a #1 and add cup details. 

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

how to make latte and donut decorated cookies for fall | bakeat350.net

For the donuts: Outline the cookies as above. Thin both the white and brown icings. Working 6 cookies at a time, fill with the base color. Go back to the first cookie filled and add squiggles of thinned icing in the contrasting color.


how to make donut decorated cookies | bakeat350.net

While the icing is still wet, drop in the sprinkles. 
(Can someone please invent a machine that sorts sprinkles my color? Thanks.) 

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

how to make latte and donut decorated cookies for fall | bakeat350.net

Fall lattes and donuts. Who wants to meet me today for some...and to pretend it feels like fall? 


3 comments

  1. How cute are these! I JUST finished decorating high heels, boots, margarita glasses and dress cookies with your icing and cookie recipes for a gals' get together. Your recipes give me big confidence, and I have the decorating book. I hope Jack is doing well. Fellow (Italian) Catholic from Arkansas but living near Sherman.

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  3. These are so fun! I love everything about them.

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