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Halloween Molasses Cut-Outs
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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


4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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.

Read the Story Behind the Recipe

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

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