Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

pumpkin group cookies

You are never to old to have some fun in the kitchen with mom! Making Jack-o-Lantern cookies has always been a tradition at my house. Take a little time to get in the kitchen with your little pumpkins!  You’ll be glad you did!

Cute Jack O Lantern Sugar Cookies
Sturdy Sugar Cookie Dough
4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl mix dry ingredients together. Cream butter and sugar together using an electric mixer, for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Add dry ingredients slowly until combined. Separate dough into 2 gallon zip locks. Flatten dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Turn dough out on to a floured surface and roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out pumpkin shapes and bake on greased cookie sheet for 13-15 minutes.

Butter Cream Frosting
1 ½ sticks butter at room temperature
6 cups of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
Milk or heavy cream
Orange, green and yellow food coloring
Assorted candies if desired

Using an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar, extracts and several teaspoons of milk on low speed, continue to add milk as needed to get the proper consistency for spreading. Whip on high speed for 5-7 minutes to create a fluffy frosting. Do not leave the mixer unattended. Put about ½ cup frosting into two separate bowls. Add yellow food coloring to one bowl and green to the other and mix well. Add orange food coloring to remaining frosting. Spread each cookie with orange coloring. Place yellow and green frosting into pastry bags fitted with plain or leaf style tips. Pipe faces, leaves and stems onto cookies.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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2 Responses to Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

  1. Gaylan Kraft says:

    Lori, Jennifer Miller mentioned that you were holding a class for holiday cooking somewhere around November 9. Any chance there are is an opening?


    Sent from my iPhone


    • Lorie Fangio says:

      Hi Gaylan
      Wondering why you did not get my email on the class. I will double check that I have your email entered correctly. Both the 5th and the 13th are full however I am offering an additional title, sending out tomorrow for December the 4th. Let me know if interested and I will be sure you get included in the first e blast.

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