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Pumpkin-Shaped Rollouts

 Pumpkin-Shaped Rollouts
These cookies, cut out in the traditional pumpkin shape, have a non-traditional Halloween flavor added—orange peel. They're delicious! —Margaret Hancock, Camp Verde, Arizona
42 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • Green and orange food coloring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening, sugar and orange peel until
  • light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the
  • flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with
  • 2-1/2-in. pumpkin cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart
  • on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until

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Pumpkin-Shaped Rollouts (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla,
  • orange peel and enough orange juice to achieve spreading
  • consistency. Remove 1/2 cup frosting; tint green. Tint remaining
  • frosting orange. Frost cookies with orange frosting; add leaves and
  • vines, using reserved green frosting. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 130 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.