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Halloween Cutout Cookies

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

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

  • Let cookie dough stand at room temperature for 5 minutes to soften.
  • In a small bowl, beat cookie dough and flour until combined.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 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.
  • For witches' hats, microwave chocolate wafers for a few seconds to
  • slightly soften as needed. Use a serrated knife to cut a triangle

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Halloween Cutout Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • out of one wafer. Cut another wafer in half, forming two hat brims.
  • Place a triangle over chocolate frosting; add a brim.
  • Add Shredded Wheat for hair. Add facial features with baking bits,
  • chocolate chips and cut up pieces of Fruit Roll-Ups.
  • For snakes: Frost candy cane cookies as desired. Cut Fruit Roll-Ups
  • into triangles; attach to cookies. Add facial features.
  • 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.