Easy & Fun Halloween Sugar Cookie Cut-outs

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Easy & Fun Halloween Sugar Cookie Cut-outs

Each year at Christmastime I make cut-outs for my family. It is a recipe that has been handed down from my Grandma Ryan, to my Mom, to me, and I plan one day to hand it down to my daughter and daughter-in-law(s). I have never actually made Halloween cut-outs until this year; so I accepted the challenge and this is what I came up with. I had to purchase actual Halloween cookie cutters; I got 3, which were a skull, bat and pumpkin, ( I did turn the skull upside down to make my ghost.) I wanted to try to be a bit fancier so I purchased frosting bags and a set of tips- and off I went. I will be sharing what I purchased and really how inexpensive it was to add to my collection of cookie cutters in a separate post.

I used to decorate cakes. I started before I was in high school. Anything from 3 tiered cakes, to Bugs Bunny, hearts, Winnie the Pooh, even Barney. Somewhere along the way I decided this wasn’t a future business for me and I guess I lost interest. I went through too many mixers and was tired of the sticky frosting and dye. So I decided to give it a whirl again, and above is what I came up with.

The frosting I used can be found on the following recipe: Chocolate and Caramel Drizzled Chocolate Cupcakes.

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Easy & Fun Halloween Sugar Cookie Cut-outs
Recipe Type: Cookies/Dessert
Author: Unknown
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I put the author was unknown as I received this recipe from my sister on the back of a bank deposit envelope years ago. It isn’t the same as my Grandma’s recipe as hers has to sit over night, and I didn’t want to wait that long.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup or pancake syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar & Crisco in large bowl. Beat at medium speed.
  2. Add eggs, syrup, vanilla. Beat until fluffy .
  3. Combine 3 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  4. Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix until well blended. Divide into 4 quarters. (Warning–when I made mine they were rather soft so I added a bit of flour to make a bit stiffer and easier to work with).
  5. Put a few tablespoons of flour on table or counter, roll out and cut with your cookie cutters of choice. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 5-9 minutes, I found with our oven 8 was a nice amount of time.
  6. If you want to decorate yours like I did mine; I split my frosting into 3-4 parts. I used food coloring as I forgot to buy the edible dye chips. I mixed Blue & Red to get my purple, Red & Yellow to get my orange (although I would have liked it a bit darker), and I used white for the ghosts and skulls. Also for the pumpkin eyes I used the candies from the candy necklaces, sprinkles, mini chips & little red covered chocolate candies for the ghost eyes. You can use anything you want for decoration.

 

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