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Spooky Halloween Tree

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 30
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Are you hungry? Munch on the leaves from this easy-to-make Halloween tree!

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white or yellow cake mix
1/3
cup shortening
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
Orange liquid or paste food color, as desired

Directions

  • 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, cutting out eyes, nose, etc., if desired, using sharp knife. 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.

Expert Tips

It’s a snap to make this "boo-tiful" centerpiece base. Place a 12- to 16-inch tree branch in a 4-inch clay pot anchored with rocks. Cover the top with Spanish moss found at craft stores.

Use the remaining dough scraps after you’ve cut out your cookie shapes to make more cutouts. Combine the scraps (handling them as little as possible) and re-roll the dough on a very lightly floured surface.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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