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I love Halloween and anything related! I just have to share this great recipe for Jack-O Latern Cookies. Can’t wait to test it out. Sounds yummy!
2 ½ cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
½ cup shortening
4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
Assorted candies, nuts and miniature semisweet chocolate chips, if desired
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.
Nutritional Information: 1 Serving : Calories : 225 (Calories from Fat: 80) Total Fat : 9g (Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: g) Cholesterol : 25mg Sodium : 95mg Total Carbohydrate : 35g (Dietary Fiber: 0g, Sugars: g) Protein : 1g Percent Daily Value* : Vitamin A (%DV) : % Vitamin C (%DV) : % Calcium : % Iron (%DV) : 2% Exchanges : Starch : 1 Other Carbohydrate : 1 Fat : 2 Carbohydrate Choices : 2 * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Big thanks to the ShoeStringGirlz for this recipe!