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Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

jack-o'-lantern cookies Dessert
Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48

Treat your family with a perfect Halloween dessert - colorful cookies made with pumpkin pie spice.

Updated April 22, 2014
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.
 

Nutrition Facts

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

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