Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

40 mins
8 mins
48 mins
24 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • If using the refrigerated cookie dough, cut the dough crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1 piece of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet. Reshape the dough into a 2 to 2-1/2-inch circle. Press an indentation into the top of the dough circle to create a pumpkin shape. Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough, spacing each circle about 2 inches apart. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire cooking racks. Cool completely.

  • To decorate, add food coloring to purchased vanilla frosting to make orange frosting. Spread frosting on sugar cookies*. Decorate with tube frosting and small candies to make a variety of jack o' lantern expressions. Store decorated cookies in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers; serve within 24 hours or freeze up to 3 months. Makes 24 cookies.


*Cover and store any extra frosting in the refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts

175 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 6mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 26g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; sugars 17g; protein 1g; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; folate 12.1mcg; sodium 125mg; calcium 20.2mg.