Halloween Molasses Cut-Out Cookies Recipe

Halloween Molasses Cut-Outs

These cut-out cookies will charm your Halloween guests.

60 min.prep time 3:35total time
48 cookies
242 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Frosting

4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Decorator sugars, if desried

Directions

Combine butter, sugar, molasses, egg and vinegar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining ingredients; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Divide dough into thirds; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Roll out dough on surface lightly covered with equal mixture of flour and sugar, one portion at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with assorted 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters.

Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until no indention remains when touched. Let stand 1 minute. Cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients except milk and decorator sugars in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Decorate cooled cookies with frosting and decorator sugars, as desired.

Recipe Tip

You'll find Halloween cookie cutters at specialty kitchen stores.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 120

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 20g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #9847©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I don't know...these came out a little cardboard-ish. Haven't frosted them yet....hoping that helps!
I will say though that the dough was extremely easy to work with
I've made these a couple times, and it is a family favorite for Halloween. Very easy to roll out once chilled. I've used both frosting and candy sprinkles-they are great without either. I use the candy sprinkles since they don't really need the addition of frosting. A nice balance of spices. Highly recommended!!

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