Glowing Spiced Pumpkins

Looking for a delicious Halloween dessert? Then check out these pumpkin shaped cookies made with Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix.

  • Prep Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 35 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/3
cup butter, melted
1
egg
1
tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 1/4
teaspoons ground nutmeg
1
teaspoon vanilla
8
hard round butterscotch candies, unwrapped, crushed
8
hard round cinnamon candies, unwrapped, crushed
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix all ingredients except candies with spoon. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. On floured surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with 3 1/2-inch pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter. Place cutouts about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. With small cookie cutters or paring knife, cut out eyes, nose and mouth in jack-o'-lantern style.
  • 3 Using 1/4-teaspoon measure, place crushed candies in each cutout hole, filling as full as possible, making sure candies touch dough on all sides of each hole.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until candy is melted and cookies are set. Cool until candies harden, about 4 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

Use a mini food processor to easily crush the hard candies. Or place candies in a small resealable freezer plastic bag; smash with a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat mallet until finely crushed.

Use any other color or flavor of hard candy as desired. Orange hard candies work well.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.