Scarecrow Sugar Cookies

Dress up Betty Crocker® sugar cookies as cute scarecrows using Betty Crocker® decorating gel and chewy fruit snack - a wonderful fall harvest dessert treat.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 10

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
Egg and butter called for on cookie mix pouch
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
20
paper lollipop sticks
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel
2
tubes (0.68 oz each) Betty Crocker™ yellow decorating gel
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ orange decorating gel
1
roll Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ tie-dye chewy fruit snack (from 4.5 oz box), cut into 1/2-inch squares
16
bite-size biscuits shredded whole wheat cereal, crushed (1/4 cup)

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, egg, butter and flour with spoon until soft dough forms.
  • 2 On floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured 4- to 5-inch scarecrow-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Reroll dough and cut additional cookies. Insert 1 lollipop stick lengthwise behind each cutout, pressing cutout gently into stick and leaving 2 inches of stick exposed at bottom. Break a second lollipop stick in half; place each piece of stick halfway behind arm, leaving 1 inch of stick exposed.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks using wide spatula. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 For each scarecrow, use black gel to outline and fill in hat. Use yellow and orange gels to outline shirt and pants. Use black gel for buttons on shirt and for eyes and mouth. Squeeze tiny dot of gel on fruit snack squares; immediately stick squares, gel side down, on pants and on shirts for patches. Spread thin layer of yellow gel on arms, feet and between hat and shirt on collar; sprinkle with crushed cereal to look like straw stuffing, pressing to adhere. Let stand 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

Affordable and cute options for scarecrow-shaped cookie cutters can be purchased online and at craft stores.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.