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Pumpkin-Shaped Rollouts


  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 large 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
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • Green and orange food coloring


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, sugar and orange zest until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • 2. 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 lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, orange zest 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 130 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


Average Rating: 4
  • Ginasheart
    Oct 25, 2014

    It ended up taking more flour or the dough could not be rolled out. It was more like a sticky frosting consistency. They are not very sweet but they will suffice with all the sugar frosting.

  • littletots
    Oct 12, 2011

    Thank you so much for sharing!! My son has food allergies and I have never been able to find a cut out recipe that calls for crisco sticks and only 1 egg so I can use his egg substitute. My son LOVED them and so did the rest of the family! We cannot wait for x-mas to come and we can make cut out cookies!! Thanks a put a BIG smile on a 9 year old face! :-)

  • littletots
    Oct 12, 2011

    My son has severe food allergies and I have tried MANY different cutout cookies and they all never turn out. This is the first recipe I have found that only calls for one egg so I can substitue his replacer for it, use his soy milk and they turned out perfect! It was a family hit and wonderful to see my 9 year old enjoying his first cut out cookie! Thanks a million!!!

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