Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 cup butter, softened

  2. 1 cup sugar

  3. 2 eggs

  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  5. 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt Frosting of your choice or additional sugar, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for 1 hour or until firm. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with lightly floured pumpkin or leaf cookie cutter or others of your choice. Using a floured spatula, place cookies on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar if desired (or frost baked cookies after they have cooled). Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 6-7 dozen (2-1/2-inch cookies). Editor's Note: For a richer color, tint frosting with food coloring paste available at kitchen and cake decorating supply stores.


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