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Jack O' Lantern Cookies

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Submitted By: Hauntmistress
On: 09/15/2002 06:33 PM

Serves: 4 dozen
Prep Time: 1 hour
Occasion: Halloween
Effort: Average

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. ground allspice

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt
6 tbs. butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

How to Prepare:

Combine flour, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder and salt.

Beat together butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat well. Beat in pumpkin puree, then add flour mixture, beating slowly.

Divide dough in half and flatten. Wrap separately in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Roll out dough to 1/8 in. thickness. Using pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies. With tip of a knife, cut out eyes, nose and mouth.

Place on baking sheets and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
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