I needed a pick me up last week and the pick me up didn’t last long because it was gobbled right up. The kids made Halloween Sugar Cookies. We didn’t make the icing or sprinkles though!
We got out all the ingredients and mixed them together. Then we had to let it cool in the fridge overnight. So the next day we rolled them out, cut out our fun Halloween shapes and the decorated them.
My husband tried his hand at rolling out the dough and he quickly passed the baton onto me. This particular cookie recipe was very sticky and hard to roll out. We found that letting the dough warm up just a tad helped us in the rolling out process, that and extra flour everywhere. The other thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t make very many cookies so you should double or even triple it.
Halloween Sugar Cookies Recipe
2/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 teaspoons milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl mix the shortening, sugar and vanilla
Add the egg and beat until fluffy
Stir in the Milk
In a new bowl Mix all the dry ingredients
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture stirring slowly
Separate the dough into two halves, wrap with plastic wrap and cool at least 1 hour
On a floured surface roll half of the tough to 1/8th of an inch
Cut out your shapes
Bake on baking sheet for 6 to 8 minutes
Cool slightly then remove cookies from sheet placing them on a wire wrack
Then decorate to your heart’s content.
This is yet another great recipe from Southern Plate.