You'll find Halloween cookie cutters at specialty kitchen stores.

Halloween Molasses Cut-Outs

Cookie Ingredients:
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES ® Butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons white distilled vinegar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Frosting Ingredients:
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES ® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Decorator sugars
  1. Combine butter, sugar, molasses, egg and vinegar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining ingredients. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough into thirds; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours or overnight).
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on surface lightly covered with equal mixture of flour and sugar, one portion at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with assorted 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters.
  4. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until no indention remains when touched. Let stand 1 minute. Cool completely.
  5. Combine all frosting ingredients except milk and decorator sugars in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Decorate cooled cookies with frosting and decorator sugars, as desired

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie):
Calories: 120
Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 70 mg
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 1 g

Recipe and photograph are provided courtesy of Land O Lakes, Inc.

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