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One of the easiest cookies to make is the pumpkin shaped cookie. You can use a variety of cookie dough to make it and decorate it either as a pumpkin or a Jack O' Lantern. Pumpkin shaped cookie cutters are available everywhere that baking supplies or Halloween displays can be found. Here are some ideas for baking Pumpkin shaped Halloween cookies!

Pick Your Cookie Cutter
Pumpkin cookie cutters come in al shapes and sizes so you'll need to decide how big you want your cookies to be. The smaller the cookie, the more yield you'll get from one batch of dough. Try a mass market retailer like Wal-mart to find different sized pumpkin cookie cutters. They have nice ones by Wilton and sets of plastic cookie cutters that come in a container with about 6 different Halloween shapes.

You should also decide what kind of cookie dough you want to use, a sugar cookie dough or a spice cookie dough, which really makes this a seasonal cookie.

Pumpkin Cookie Cutter
This copper Pumpkin Cookie Cutter (large with handle) measures 5-1/2 x 6 inches. This large pumpkin cookie cutter is 1-1/8" deep. Made by Copper Gifts.

It's a large cookie cutter, allowing for some fancy decorating. We can make them into Jack O' Lanterns or just decorate into a fancy pumpkin using orange butter cream frosting and piping on decorative lines and shadows and also make a stem.


2 cups dark molasses
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground ginger

Beat the sugar, molasses, butter or margarine, and oil together.

Sift the dry ingredients first to make sure they are mixed well.

Add 2 cups of the flour mixture to wet ingredients. Then slowly  mix in the remaining 2 cups of flour a 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is stiff. Flatten dough into evenly divided "disks", cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

When you are ready to start cutting cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

On a lightly floured flat surface, roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes.

This makes a great cookie to serve plain, with just a dusting of confectioners sugar, with hot tea or hot apple cider. For frosting tips and recipes, go to our cookie tips page.



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