Jack O Lantern Cookies are so good you could eat the whole batch! They are so cute and colorful, and they’re really fun to make. You could serve these at a Costume party, or brighten up a buffet table for Halloween Dinner.
They’re made with a sweet sugar cookie dough, that’s a little chewy, and has just the right amount of crunch, with Vanilla flavored Frosting, and sprinkles. No matter what age, everyone is going to love these!
I love putting these adorable cookies into clear bags and tying them with orange and black ribbon and giving them out as gifts to friends and family!
These are great for bake sales, functions, Halloween parties or just as an amazing dessert the kids will be excited to help decorate and eat!
They are not only easy to make, but they are fun to decorate and the taste is incredible!
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JACK O LANTERN Cookies
- 2 cups of Butter - softened to room temperature
- 2 cups of Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 3 teaspoons of Vanilla
- 5 cups of Flour
- 2 cups of Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla
- Food Coloring Gel - Orange, Green, and Black
- Halloween Sprinkles
Makes 25 cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the Butter, Sugar, Eggs, and Vanilla, and blend on Medium speed until light and fluffy Add Flour one cup at a time, and mix on low speed until all the Flour has been added, and a soft cookie dough has formed.
- Place about 1/4 of the dough on a floured surface, and with a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut out the cookies with the Cookie Cutters, and place on baking sheets, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Continue until all the cookie dough has been rolled, cut out, and baked.
- When cookies are baked, remove from the oven and place cookies on a wire rack to cool.
- In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, mix the Powdered sugar, Milk, and Vanilla on low speed until blended, then mix on higher speed until mixed completely.
- Divide the Frosting evenly, into three individual dishes or Ramekins, add a few drops of food coloring to the Frosting, and stir well until desired color is reached.
- Add colored Frosting to clear piping bags, and snip off the tip of each bag, leaving a small opening at the tip of the bag.
- Pipe the Black Frosting in the opening for the eyes and mouth.
- Sprinkle the Black Sugars on top of the Frosting, and with a small brush, brush away any excess sugars.
- Pipe the Orange Frosting around the edges of the cookies, then fill in each cookie with the Orange, all but the cut outs for the eyes and mouth
- Pipe the Green Frosting onto the stem of the cookies, and Sprinkle with Halloween Sprinkles on the stem.
- Pipe thin lines of Orange Frosting down the Cookie to mimic pumpkin spines
- Serve and Enjoy!
While the Cookies are cooling, make the Frosting: