Jack-o'-lantern Cookies

Jack-o'-lantern CookiesRecipe
4 dozen

Cost per Serving:



+ Add To Shopping List
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 sticks (6 oz.) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups (packed) light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
24 large marshmallows, halved
6 ounces cream cheese
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 1/2 to 5 cups confectioners' sugar
Orange food coloring
1 tube black icing
1 tube green icing


Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

Make dough: Whisk together first 7 ingredients. In a separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until pale; beat in eggs. Mix in pumpkin, evaporated milk and vanilla, followed by flour mixture gradually.

Put some dough in a large plastic bag; snip a corner. Pipe 2 1/2-inch rounds about 1/2-inch thick onto sheets. Continue with rest of dough. Bake, rotating halfway through, until tops spring back when touched, about 12 minutes. Top each with a half marshmallow; bake for 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer, on parchment, to racks; cool.

Make icing: Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar a little at a time until icing is thick but spreadable. Add food coloring.

Gently frost cookies over marshmallow. Let set for 20 minutes. Pipe icing faces and stems onto each cookie.

Created date

October 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 187
Fat 6 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 33 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 147 mg