Halloween Molasses Cut-Outs

Halloween Molasses Cut-Out Cookies Recipe
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2 Reviews
These cut-out cookies will charm your Halloween guests.
1:00
Prep Time
3:35
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
molasses
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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 desired

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Divide dough into thirds; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Tips

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
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
20g
Protein
1g
Fat
4g
Sodium
70mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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

Rating

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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