Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Enjoy these colorful pumpkin cookies topped with orange frosting - perfect dessert for a Halloween party.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 48

Ingredients

Cookies

2 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
2
eggs
4
cups all-purpose flour
4
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
Assorted candies, nuts and miniature semisweet chocolate chips, if desired

Frosting

6
cups powdered sugar
2/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3
cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
Green, yellow and red food colors
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, 1 cup butter, the shortening and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, roll 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut with 3-inch pumpkin-shaped or round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In large bowl, mix powdered sugar and 2/3 cup butter until smooth. Stir in juice concentrate. Place 1/3 cup frosting in small bowl; add green food color until desired color for stems. To remaining frosting, add 2 drops yellow food color for every 1 drop red food color for desired shade of orange. Generously frost cookies with orange frosting. Frost stems with green frosting. Make jack-o'-lantern faces with candies.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    225
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    95mg
    95%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    © 2013 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved