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Recipe: Pumpkin Shaped Sugar Cookies

Recipe: Pumpkin Shaped Sugar Cookies


3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1/4 teaspoon orange paste food coloring
1 cup sugar
1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup homemade or purchased creamy chocolate frosting
18 green jelly beans, cut crosswise in half

In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour and baking powder. Set flour mixture aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter or margarine and food coloring with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla, then beat well. Stir in flour mixture. Do not chill dough. Put the flower plate onto a cookie press. Pack dough, half at a time, into the cookie press. Press dough into flowers on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 7 to 8 minutes or until cookies are just light brown around edges. Remove cookies to a wire rack, then cool completely.

Spread the flat side of half of the cookies with some frosting. Top with remaining cookies to form pumpkins. For stems, attach one jelly bean half to the top of each cookie with frosting. Let stand for 1 to 2 hours or until frosting is slightly dry.

Makes 36 cookies.

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Recipe: Halloween Sugar Cookies

Recipe: Halloween Sugar Cookies


1/2 c Butter; softened
1 c Sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
2 1/2 c Flour
1 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Salt
Orange paste food color
Chocolate sprinkles

NOTE: I think paste food color works better than liquid food coloring when tinting cookie dough. It’s available in specialty markets and some party stores. Be careful: A little goes a long, long way.

Beat butter and sugar in mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then add vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl and beat in butter mixture. Add small amount orange paste food color to dough with toothpick and beat at low speed until dough is evenly colored.

Form dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Flatten balls gently with palm of your hand, then press with fork tines to make grid pattern. Top with chocolate sprinkles and bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes

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