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Halloween Cutout Cookies Recipe

Halloween Cutout Cookies Recipe

Creativity and Christmas cookie cutters come together for these fun Halloween cookies kids will go batty for. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Green paste food coloring
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate wafers, crushed Shredded Wheat, M&M's miniature baking bits, miniature semisweet chocolate chips and Fruit Roll-Ups

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 5 minutes to soften. In a small bowl, beat cookie dough and flour until combined.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-1/2-in. Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter, a 3-in. candy cane-shaped cookie cutter and a 3-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Cut each star in half. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. For witches: Tint a portion of vanilla frosting green. Frost the bottom two-thirds of a tree cookie green; frost the top third with chocolate frosting.
  • 5. For witches' hats, microwave chocolate wafers for a few seconds to slightly soften as needed. Use a serrated knife to cut a triangle out of one wafer. Cut another wafer in half, forming two hat brims. Place a triangle over chocolate frosting; add a brim.
  • 6. Add Shredded Wheat for hair. Add facial features with baking bits, chocolate chips and cut up pieces of Fruit Roll-Ups.
  • 7. For snakes: Frost candy cane cookies as desired. Cut Fruit Roll-Ups into triangles; attach to cookies. Add facial features.
  • 8. For bats: Frost halved star cookies with chocolate frosting. For ears, microwave chocolate wafers for a few seconds to slightly soften as needed. Use a serrated knife to cut small triangles; attach to cookies. Add facial features as desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Reviews for Halloween Cutout Cookies

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Jeanroberts4
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"Seriously? This is NOT a recipe! 'Go buy a tube if cookie dough and already made frosting.' If you need to go to the Internet to look that up, Heaven help you- Just go to Alberstons bakery! Lol!"

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Brenda D
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"This is an EXCELLENT idea. I'm a lot like Alton Brown (Good Eats cooking show) and hate a kitchen unitasker because of limited kitchen space. The bottoms of the tree cookies can be trimmed off and made into leaves too. Thanks for sharing!"

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