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Halloween Sugar Cookies

Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Sugar Cooke Recipe, Sugar Cookie Recipe, Sugar Cookies
Cook Time 12 minutes
Author Terri


For the Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter, 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbs milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

For the Frosting:

  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, 1 stick
  • 3 Tbs milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Orange food coloring
  • Brown and green frosting
  • Sprinkles


For the Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together, butter, shortening, sugar and egg.
  3. Add vanilla and milk. Mix well until combined.
  4. Gradually stir in flour and baking soda scraping down the sides of bowl.
  5. Roll out a small amount of dough on a floured surface to about 1/4″ thick and cut into shapes.
  6. Place on cookie sheets and bake until edges just start to brown. Approximately 10-12 minutes.
  7. Let sit on cookie sheets for a few minutes then transfer to cooling rack.
  8. Repeat until all dough is used.

For the Frosting

  1. In a medium bowl, cream butter, milk, and vanilla together.
  2. Gradually stir in powder sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.
  3. Put white frosting in two bowls, add orange food coloring to one of the bowls, stir.
  4. Frost cooled cookies.
  5. Decorate with sprinkles.

Recipe Notes

Here’s a little cookie tip for you from my friend Nancy…. When rolling out your cookie dough, mix flour and powdered sugar 50/50. Use this mixture and your cookies will taste much better and not leave a flour taste in your mouth.