Halloween Molasses Cut-Outs
48
cookies
1 hr
PREP TIME
03 hrs 35 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition

120Calories
4Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
70Sodium (mg)
20Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  September 17, 2011

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

— says Denise
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  October 03, 2009

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!!

— says Theresa
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