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Halloween Sugar Cookies Tips
Do you have to refrigerate the dough when making Halloween sugar cookies?
It's tempting to roll out and bake these sugar cookies right away, but don't skip refrigerating the dough first. Letting the dough chill prevents the cookies from spreading in the oven, which is especially important if you're making Halloween shapes like ghosts, cats and bats rather than circle cutouts. You want the shapes to be recognizable, and chilled dough will help keep them that way.
How else can you decorate Halloween sugar cookies?
Any Halloween-themed cookie cutter could work for these Halloween sugar cookies. Look for a witch's hat or, if you're going spookier, a coffin-shaped cookie cutter. Triangle-shaped sugar cookies decorated with orange, yellow and white frosting look just like candy corn
. Even circle or square cutouts are easy to turn into Halloween cookies with a little imagination (and frosting)—you can pipe on a spiderweb or mummy, or an adorable Frankenstein
. Or focus on Halloween colors with your sugar cookies. Try orange and black frosting, matching sprinkles, and "Boo!" spelled out in black icing.
How should you store Halloween sugar cookies?
—Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor
After you frost the Halloween sugar cookies and let the frosting set, you can store them between layers of parchment or waxed paper in an airtight container, which will protect the frosting. They're better fresher, but these cookies should last for 3 days, or up to a week at most. Get more tips about how to store cookies
, and then check out more of our Halloween cookie recipes
after these are gobbled up!
1 cookie: 182 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.