Spooky Halloween Cutout Cookies

Spooky Halloween Cutout Cookies

Gather your goblins and decorate these cookies made from your favorite cake mix flavor. It’s sure to be a hauntingly good time!

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About 32 cookies

box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food, white or yellow cake mix
cup shortening
cup butter or margarine, softened
teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pans). In large bowl, beat all ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough 1/4 inch thick using cloth-covered rolling pin. With 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes. Cut designs in cookies with sharp knife if desired. On ungreased cookie sheets, place shapes.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or just until set (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute. Immediately make hole in tops of some cookies, using end of plastic straw; trim any cut edges with sharp knife to straighten. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  4. Tie ribbon or yarn through holes to hang. Hang ornaments on tree branches anchored in a pot or on Halloween tree (available at craft stores). Decorate remaining cookies as desired, and store covered.
Makes About 32 cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For an even thickness when rolling dough, start at the center and roll toward the outside edges.
Using 1/4 teaspoon almond extract instead of the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla gives these spooky treats a slightly different flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.