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Halloween Fun in the Kitchen


Martha White®Nashville, TN – Trick or treating is not the only way to enjoy Halloween. Getting friends together to make and decorate cookies at home can turn into a party for kids and adults alike.

“Depending on the age and experience of the children, you may prefer to have cookies baked in advance, then kids can spend their time decorating,” says the Martha White® Baking Expert Linda Carman. “Cut cookies into appropriate shapes or make them all round and let the kids apply their own decorations.”

Halloween Cut Out Cookies

Halloween Cut Out Cookies

This buttery sugar cookie recipe is the perfect cookie to decorate for any holiday of the year. It has a delicious butter flavor, but is easy to roll out and bake. For a beautifully glazed backdrop for your decorations, spread or brush your cookies with Shiny Cookie Frosting; let dry and you are ready to paint on the decorations.

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Halloween Cut Out Cookies


1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups Martha White® All-Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Shiny Cookie Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon almond, lemon or vanilla extract
Red and yellow food coloring
Decorator food writing pens or icing


1. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl with an electric mixer at medium high speed until light and fluffy. Blend in 1 teaspoon vanilla and eggs. Beat in flour and salt at low speed. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour for easier handling.

2. Heat oven to 350°F. Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch round or shaped cutter. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.

4. Blend together powdered sugar, milk, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon extract in medium bowl. Add drops of red and yellow food coloring to make orange. Spread or paint onto cookies. Allow to dry. Decorate with Halloween designs.

Makes 3 dozen cookies


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