Happy belated Halloween! I have always loved Halloween and all things festive that relate to this wonderful holiday. So, naturally, I had to make a special, spooky treat. As I’ve mentioned before, Nevin’s parents got us an amazing KitchenAid Mixer so I figured I’d use it to make a big batch of cookies! This recipe makes a seriously aggressive amount of cookies so feel free to halve or scale it down if you don’t want to have cookies for a month :-). Again, this recipe can be used for any roll-out sugar cookies. Get yourself some fun and festive cookie cutters and have a blast!


Servings: 5 dozen

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Prep Time: 30 minutes (1+ hour inactive)

Ingredients:

Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioner sugar
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Icing

  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 4 tsp skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • food coloring of your choice

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. IMG_3395

IMG_3396Beat in eggs and vanilla. IMG_3397Next, stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. IMG_3398Cover and chill dough for at least 1 hour so the dough hardens and becomes easily to roll out.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle and coat a smooth surface with flour and confectioner sugar, then roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters of your choice- I used some fun Halloween cutters that I got at Sur La Table. Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.

Bake 8 minutes or until the edges are very slightly golden. Cool completely.

Stir all icing ingredients together in a bowl. Add different food colorings to different bowls and then ice your cookies however your heart desires. Let icing dry and then enjoy!


Amanda’s Rating: 8/10

Nevin’s Rating: 8/10

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