How To Make Fall Mug and Acorn Cookies

Warm drinks and changes in nature signal that fall is here, enjoy both with Fall Mug and Acorn cookies and enjoy the beauty of fall!

Fall is the most beautiful season where I live in Tennessee, all the leaves turn to shades of orange, gold, red, and brown and the air smells crisp and damp. I love to walk around and look at all the beautiful changes in nature with a mug of warm cider or hot chocolate to keep me warm. That was the inspiration for this cookie set, acorns covering the sidewalks and a mug of hot chocolate in my hands.

I love this set of cookie cutters, you could make them into so many fun designs, use the colors of your local sports teams or schools to make great gifts, or even your business logo colors. These cute little acorns are just adorable and there are so many ways you could decorate them, with plenty of room to put names or a message on them.



  • Cut-out sugar cookie dough
  • Royal icing
  • Icing colors – I use Americolor brand

CUTTERS: Fall Mug from Sweet Silhouettes and acorn from Whisked Away Cutters


  • Tips #2 or #2.5
  • Couplers
  • Icing bags
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Toothpick or scribe
  • Wilton tip 16


  • Cookie Countess Air Brush Gun
  • Cookie Countess Air Brush Color totally brown


  • Teal Icing – outline and flood
  • Brown Icing – outline and flood
  • Ivory – outline and flood
  • Turquoise – outline and flood
  • Pumpkin Icing – outline 
  • White Icing – outline


Step 1:  Outline the mug with turquoise piping icing.  

Step 2:  Fill the mug cookie using turquoise flood icing. 

Stop and allow your cookie to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before flooding the next section.   

Step 3: Using brown piping icing outline the cinnamon sticks and make sure you outline both separately.   Fill in just one section in brown flood icing.  

Stop and allow you cookie to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before flooding the next section.  

Step 4: Fill in the other cinnamon stick with brown flood icing.  


Step 5: Use orange piped icing and with a projector to write “Happy Fall” on your mug.  Using white outline icing with a Wilton number 67 make a fun dollop of “whipped cream” on top and sprinkle a few chocolate sprinkles on top of “whipped cream”.  



Step 1:  Outline the top portion of the acorn with ivory piped icing.  

Step 2: Fill the outline using ivory flood icing.  

Stop and allow your cookie to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before flooding the next section.   


Step 3:  Grab your thin line stencil and airbrush gun with a totally brown airbrush color.  Lay the stencil at an angle and spray lightly and apply in layers.  Gently pick up the stencil.  Turn the stencil to go the opposite direction creating a gingham check pattern.  Spray lightly and apply in layers.  

Step 4:  Using ivory piping icing outline the bottom section of the acorn.  Fill in using ivory flood icing.  Use brown flood icing to add the finishing detail with wet on wet technique.  

Isn’t this fall mug and acorn cookie set adorable? I love them! All the little details make them really come to life. I am anxious to see your creations, so make sure to share on Instagram and tag me so I can see them and share them!

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