PUMPKIN SHAPED COOKIES
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
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
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
dry ingredients first to make sure they are mixed well.
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.
are ready to start cutting cookies, preheat the oven to
350 degrees F.
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.