Need cookies for a party or school event?? Here a a fun Halloween /Fall cookie to make.
Start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe. (It makes a large batch of cookies).
- 1 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 5 cups sugar
- 2 t. baking powder
- 2 t. salt
Chill for an hour
Once your cookie dough has been chilled, get out your food coloring. Add a few drops of red food coloring and a few yellow drops (you will want a touch more red than yellow). Mix this together and add any additional coloring until you have a wonderful orange color.
Re-chill if needed. Mixing in the coloring may have warmed up the dough and made it a bit sticky.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut each individual pumpkin.
Transfer the pumpkins to a baking pan/cookie sheet and add any decorations you like. On half of my cookies, I sprinkled the pumpkin stems with green sugar. The other half of the cookies, I decorated with leaf candy pieces and sugar sprinkles.
Bake the decorated cookies at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes
Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to completely cool before eating or storing away.
Here is what my cookies ended up looking like: