Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Treat your family with a perfect Halloween dessert - colorful cookies made with Gold Medal® all-purpose flour and pumpkin pie spice.

Prep Time

1:00

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Total Time

1:30

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Makes

 

About 4 dozen cookies

Cookies
2 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
2
eggs
4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
4
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
Assorted candies, nuts and miniature semisweet chocolate chips, if desired
Frosting
6
cups powdered sugar
2/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3
cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
Green, yellow and red food colors
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, 1 cup butter, the shortening and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt.
  2. On lightly floured surface, roll 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut with 3-inch pumpkin-shaped or round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In large bowl, mix powdered sugar and 2/3 cup butter until smooth. Stir in juice concentrate. Place 1/3 cup frosting in small bowl; add green food color until desired color for stems. To remaining frosting, add 2 drops yellow food color for every 1 drop red food color for desired shade of orange. Generously frost cookies with orange frosting. Frost stems with green frosting. Make jack-o'-lantern faces with candies.
Makes About 4 dozen cookies

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 225
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 95mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.