Sep 21


Woodland Decorated Cookies

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Well I have to say, the cookie nerd in me has reappeared… So much so, ahem, that I may have (cough), even brought a few of these woodland theme sweets into the forest on Sunday afternoon for a few photographs. I know it’s a little, um, out of the ordinary, but I couldn’t resist. I mean, the little ledges on this one tree were just begging for cookies. And I generally save and dry out a few cookies from each batch to keep as demonstration pieces if I’m teaching cookie decorating, sooooo, no one was going to eat those anyways. This forest-loving girl had fun photographing them (and decorating them too!), so I hope you enjoy the post as well.

These cookies are hands down one of my favorite themes I’ve decorated… Forest, fairyland gnomes, whimsical mushrooms, fawns and hedgehogs (or porcupines?), and I’d love to add a few more shapes to the collection like a fox and bear. In case you’re wondering where the cutters are from, here’s a list for you:

Hedgehog and Snail – IKEA Cookie Cutter Set

Large Mushroom –

Small Mushroom – The Cookie Cutter Company

More Mushroom Cutters – Cheap Cookie Cutters

Acorn Cutter – Cheap Cookie Cutters

Deer or Fawn – Coppergifts

Gnome – Coppergifts

Squirrel – Martha Stewart Cookie Cutters (Couldn’t find link)

Tree – I thought I got the whimsical tree cutter from (mentioned in this post here), but it seems they don’t have it. I’m unable to locate it at the moment. Please let me know if you find it.

Credit to the design of the body of the squirrel goes to Icing Land – I love their sweet style! And for the fawn, a long time favorite cookie decorator of mine, Yukiko of Rosey Confectionary Sugar Art.

Would you like a step by step tutorial?

The decorating techniques were not complicated, but if you’d like a step by step pictorial and description on any of these, please let me know in the comment section or anywhere on social media. You can find me on Facebook, Google+Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.

Enjoy your day and happy decorating!



p.s. If you missed the description above, I had a little fun with photographing a few of these cookies (below). I generally keep and dry out a few cookies per batch to use as demonstration pieces for classes so no one will eat these. How fun would it be to wrap cookies in cellophane bags and leave them for someone to find though!

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  1. September 21, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Awww, so lovely!!! These cookies are super cute, Marian. I totally understand that you have to take these pictures in the forest, hehe.

    • marian
      September 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

      Oh I’m so glad you get it too! Then I’m not the only one…
      First to comment again! 😉 Thanks and hope you are well! xo

  2. Andrea
    September 22, 2014 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    Hooray, you are back to decorating the cookies that I so love. Thank you for your continued inspiration in the cookie realm.

    • marian
      September 22, 2014 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

      Hi Andrea 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement!

  3. September 22, 2014 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Ohhhhh how I love this theme! It is SO you, Marian!
    I love how the squirrel sits on the grass, the whole theme is ridiculously cute – it is my fav as well! <3

    Thanks so much for the cute photos, forest photos rock! 🙂

    Happy Monday to you my dear,

    • marian
      September 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

      You know me well Niner… (you know how much I love the forest). Thanks for the sweet comment and hope you had a good Monday too! xo

  4. September 22, 2014 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    “If you go out in the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise.” Love your sweet woodland creature cookies and your very creative photographs.

    • marian
      September 22, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

      Hi Paula!
      I’ll be humming that all evening! Love it 😀
      Thanks for commenting!

  5. Maria Theresia
    September 22, 2014 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    oh…I love all the cookies you make. But this are outstanding. Love the way you present them. You are amazing!
    Enjoy your day!

    • marian
      September 22, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

      Awww, thanks Maria Theresia!

  6. September 22, 2014 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Such an inspiration! You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing.

    • marian
      September 22, 2014 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Susan. I’m glad you like them.

  7. September 22, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the way you set them on the shelf mushrooms. And yes, I would love to see step by step tutorials. I got into cookie decorating a few years back and your tutorials were so helpful as I was learning.

    • marian
      September 22, 2014 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mona,
      Oh that’s great! I’m glad the tutorials were helpful, and thanks for the feedback on these!

  8. katia
    September 22, 2014 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    OMG Marian, these are soooo the cutest cookies EVER!!
    Love them!!

    • marian
      September 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

      Hee hee, Katia, thank you!

  9. Jan J.
    September 22, 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    These are adorable! This theme is so popular now. I hope it stays around a while.

  10. Christine Shen - Sugar Cravings
    September 22, 2014 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    These are so wonderful! I always love your woodland sets…they’re my favorites!

  11. September 22, 2014 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Adorable as usual! Thanks for always being a great inspiration!

  12. Ingrid
    September 22, 2014 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    You are so talented. Your creative mind and very practiced, steady hand produce some of the sweetest cookies I have ever seen.

  13. Christine
    September 22, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Your decorated cookies always make me smile!! I love them. Have a great day!

  14. Maria Helena
    September 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Wonderfull work…

  15. jeannine
    September 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Adorable! You’re such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and teaching us how to create yummy art too. Just love you.

  16. September 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    These are really great. I love the photos, they are fantastic!

  17. marian
    September 23, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! xo

  18. Miranda
    September 23, 2014 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    I would love the tutorial!

  19. Michaela Baumgartner
    September 24, 2014 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    I would love the tutorial. The cookies are so cute. I love it

  20. CJ
    September 24, 2014 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Marian, how do you dry them out? Dehydrator or air dry for several days? I’ve had people ask about saving a 1st birthday cookie for a memory box and I’ve always cautioned against it. Any suggestions?

  21. Kathy
    September 24, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Love this set. Please post a tutorial on how you decorate this cute cookies. Would love to take a cookie decorating class from you:)

  22. September 25, 2014 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    Marian, your work never fails to inspire! The quality of detail and your color choices are second to none. Thanks so much for the share!

  23. Andrea
    September 27, 2014 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Hi Marian! These cookies are just beautiful! You are amazing 🙂
    May I request a step by step pictorial and description on the squirrel cookie?
    Thank you!

  24. Marilyn
    September 27, 2014 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Your work is delightful and oh so precise! Those forest treasures are darling. Loving those little acorns and mushrooms. I’m a woodland junkie…can’t go for a walk without cramming my pocket full of pretty leaves, acorns(my favourite) and pinecones. I fill my baskets and urns with them. Sadly this obsession has been going on for decades. Just ask my husband who’s been asked to gather as well. hee hee

  25. Charlie
    November 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable! I would love to see a tutorial!

  26. Annie
    December 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    pleasw do a step by step tutorial in these ! They are amazing . My sons 1st birthday is coming up and his theme is woodland so these would be perfect to make !

    • December 19, 2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

      Hi Annie,
      Okay, will do! It will just be hopefully within a few months. xo

  27. MoniqueM
    December 19, 2014 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Are those chocolate sugar cookies or gingerbred cookies?
    I have your sugar cookie recipe, do you have a chocolate sugar cookies ( if yes where can i find it)? If you don’t, How would i turn it into chocolate sugar cookie Recipe?

    • December 19, 2014 at 8:34 am | Permalink

      Hi Monique M,
      Here is the chocolate sugar cookie recipe:

    • marian
      December 23, 2014 at 6:45 am | Permalink

      p.s. (Sorry I was in a rush the last time I answered). This one is gingerbread.

      You can find all my cookie recipes at the top of the site. Click on the word “Recipes”, then you’ll see a cookie section. Underneath the first 3 recipes there’s a word which will load, “See More”… You can click on that to see all the recipes.

  28. December 19, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the comments everyone! xo

  29. Brandi
    January 9, 2015 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely love these cookies! I have a serious crush on woodland animals. Heeheee. You’re decorating is flawless! Not that mine could even come close to yours but, I would love a tutorial on your techniques.

  30. Lauren Barnard
    January 23, 2015 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Did you ever post a tutorial for these? For my little one’s first birthday we are doing a Woodlands ONEderland and these would be perfect!!

    • marian
      February 10, 2015 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lauren,
      I’m sorry, I haven’t posted one yet! 🙁 I hope to do one in the next few months, but in the meantime, if you go to my YouTube channel there’s a playlist of “Cookie Decorating Basics” which should help.

  31. Cindy K.
    February 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to see a tutorial too. This is the cutest decorated squirrel cookie I have ever seen!

  32. Kathryn
    January 2, 2016 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    The hedgehog is so cute! Amazing work.

  33. Jeanne
    April 13, 2019 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    Do you have a step-by-step tutorial for the woodland squirrel cookie that you decorated.

  34. July 4, 2019 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    Absolutely adorable Marian. Love all the different woodland characters. The mushrooms are exquisite and I have fun watching you create the squirrel on video. So talented. Milly x

    • July 5, 2019 at 8:40 am | Permalink

      Hi Milly,

      Thanks so much for your comments and compliments! xo

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