Woodgrain centers give these adorable sunflower cookies a rustic look. I love them so much I make them every Thanksgiving. Follow along with me as I show you how I decorated them.
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All you need to make these cookies is a woodgrain stencil and an airbrush! If you don’t have an airbrush yet, I have to urge you to take the leap! I love using mine SO much. And, once you play around with it a bit, you’ll really get the hang of it.
Before I get into all the details of how to decorate this cookie, feel free to check out the video.
Preparing Your Cookies
First thing first, you’ll need to make your dough and cut out your sunflowers. In keeping with the Fall theme, I used my Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies recipe for these cookies. Here is a cookie cutter similar to what I used.
Preparing Your Icing
Ready to Decorate
The first thing you want to do is flood white circles in the center of the cookie. This will be the woodgrain center. I found something round (I actually used the lid to a sprinkles container) and used a brown edible marker to trace it onto all of the cookies. It’s okay if the brown marker bleeds into the white… you won’t see it later.
Next, when your icing has completely dried, you will be airbrushing the wood grain. You will need a woodgrain stencil and brown airbrush coloring. I used Amerimist Warm Brown, and here is where you can find a woodgrain stencil like the one I used.
Just lay your stencil over the cookie, I use and swear by my Stencil Genie stencil holder for this. Holding your airbrush gun horizontally over the stencil lightly spray your brown coloring.
Once the brown airbrush coloring completely dries, spray the brown coloring over the woodgrain. For this, you will not be using the stencil. The purpose is to fill in all the white areas with brown
Let the brown spray dry. Overnight is best. Then, Take your golden yellow icing and outline and flood the petals.
Once the petals have dried, shade the edges and in between the petals with brown airbrush color. Again, I used Amerimist warm brown.
Allow the brown spray to dry again, and you’re done!
So cute, right?!?
I hope you love these sunflowers as much as I do. Happy decorating! xoxo, Katie