Thursday, 26 October 2017

Jack O Lantern Sugar Cookies

Cute....and delicious. Perfect for Halloween. Thank you Mommys Kitchen

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
dash salt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour

Coloured Icing:

2 cups confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine
4 - 5  tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
orange & green food coloring or icing paste
Candy corns & Licorice Ropes  (mouth and eyes)

  • In a medium size bowl beat shortening and butter together with a electric mixer. 
  • Add sugar, vanilla extract and egg.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together then add to the creamed mixture. 
  • Mix together scraping the sides of the bowl and form into a ball
  • Place dough inside a large zip lock bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove dough and let sit on the counter at least 30 minutes. 
  • Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut with pumpkin shaped cookie cutter and place on a un greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes or until edges are firm and start to get golden brown. 
  • The bottom of the cookies should be light brown as well.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. 
  • Remove and place on a baking rack to cool completely. 
  • Frost with colored icing.
  • To make the icing, mix all ingredients together blending with a fork. 
  • If too dry, add a little more milk. 
  • The icing is thin and pourable, so don't be alarmed. 
  • Once mixed, remove about 1/2 cup to a separate bowl to use as green icing for the stems.  
  • To the remaining icing add a few drops of orange food coloring or icing paste. 
  • Spoon over cookies and let the icing run off the sides. 
  • Add candy corn eyes and a licorice mouth. 
  • Let frosted cookies set for at least 6 hours or overnight so the icing will harden.

1 comment:

  1. Cthanks for posting these sweet cookies.. going to see if I can find what I need ... Happy holiday with love Janice