Sunday, October 29, 2006

Happy Halloween!

I haven't baked and decorated sugar cookies since I was a kid, but there I was, browsing around a truly gross discount store (albeit with good merchandise sometimes) and ran across the cutest tea towels with a sugar cookie recipe and a cookie cutter attached. They were fall themed - leaves, pumpkins and turkeys - and I bought one of each. I just couldn't resist. Here's the pumpkin one...

Sugar Cookies:
(makes about 24 cookies)

1.5 cups sugar
1.5 sticks butter
2 eggs
2 tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/4 c AP flour
2.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400. Mix all ingredients well, let chill in refrigerator for minimum of 2 hours. Roll out dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Cut out shapes, bake for about 8 minutes or until light golden brown.

Buttercream Frosting:
(makes enough for 24 large sugar cookies)

1/3 cup butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbs milk (or as needed for desired consistency)
Red and yellow food coloring

Mix well, add food coloring to desired color(s).


Sarah said...

Our niece and nephew loved these (as well as us), thanks for sharing!! =)

peabody said...

Those look like the ones my mom would make when we were little but she adds nutmeg and cinnamon to them.
Very cute and very festive!!!

Kirsten said...

Thanks Peabody - what a good idea to add nutmeg & cinnamon! Perhaps if I make turkey ones for Thanksgiving. :)