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Pumpkin Family Cut-Outs

Oxmoor House
Yield Makes 4 to 6 dozen depending on size of cookie cutters used
This basic sugar cookie recipe lends itself to all kinds of cut-out ideas. Make pumpkin family members with unique personalities by adding candies or cut up pieces of candy to make all kinds of faces.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • canned frosting
  • orange food coloring
  • assorted candies

How to Make It

  1. Blend together shortening and sugar in a large bowl; add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla, milk and dry ingredients; mix together well. Roll out dough 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick on a floured surface. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters; transfer to lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are golden on the bottom. Tint canned frosting with orange food coloring. Frost cookies and add faces using candy.

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