Ghost-Like Treats

Gooseberry Patch
Ghost-Like Treats Recipe
Oxmoor House
If you think cut-out cookies are just for the holidays, think again! The flavor of these cookies is hauntingly good.
Makes 4 dozen


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1 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 teaspoons buttermilk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Garnish: sanding sugar, small jellybeans
Powdered Sugar Frosting:
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 to 2 T. milk


In a large bowl, blend together shortening and sugar. Add remaining ingredients; beat until dough is sticky. Spoon onto wax paper; wrap and refrigerate for several hours to overnight. Roll out dough 1/2-inch thick on a floured surface. Cut out shapes with floured cookie cutters; transfer to greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until edges are golden. Cool before frosting. Frost with Powdered Sugar Frosting. Sprinkle with sugar. Add jellybeans for eyes and mouth.

Created date

August 2012