Jack Stacks

Jack Stacks
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Use a snowman-shaped cookie cutter to create these adorable stacked Jack-O’-Lanterns.
1:15
Prep Time
1:25
Total Time
24 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 1/4 cup
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
3 tablespoons
dark corn syrup or molasses
1 teaspoon
vanilla
3 cups
all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons
ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons
baking soda
(1 teaspoon)
ground ginger
(1/4 teaspoon)
salt

Frosting

4 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons
vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
Red and yellow food color*

Decorations

Black decorator gel
6
green gumdrops, cut into fourths
 
*Substitute orange food color.

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, corn syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F.
  4. Roll out dough on well-floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 5-inch snowman cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 5-7 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Add red and yellow food color, 1 drop at a time, until desired orange color.
  6. Frost cookies. Create faces on each round section using black decorator gel. Add green gumdrop piece for stem.

Recipe Tips

- For a professional look, place 1 cup frosting into small disposable pastry bag. Snip off end leaving 1/8- to 1/4-inch hole. Pipe frosting onto cookie to outline 3 separate pumpkins. Spread remaining frosting in center of each pumpkin.

- Place small decorator candies over gel if you want to create eyes and nose.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
290
Cholesterol
40mg
Carbohydrates
45g
Protein
2g
Fat
12g
Sodium
210mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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