Oxmoor House
Makes 4 dozen

If you think cut-out cookies are just for the holidays, think again! The flavor of these cookies is hauntingly good.

How to Make It

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.

A Ghastly-Good Halloween

Ratings & Reviews

Great taste, but don't hold their shape!

October 10, 2015
I wish I had read SharonBunny's Review BEFORE I made these. I used 3 sizes of leaf cookie cutters & they all came out as blobs, rather than in any form or shape. They are delicious though, even without the icing they call for. I tried rolling them thinner with very little improvement in shape. I finsihed up the rest in circle shapes. They taste great; so I will keep the recipe.

SharonBunny's Review

November 02, 2014
These are the worst sugar cookies for cutting out and rolling any shape. They spread like crazy on the cookie sheets and do NOT hold a shape at all. I gave them one star only because they taste good. If you do make them, make sure you only put 4-6 cookies on a sheet because they spread out very large.