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Spooky Treats Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Margo Ellerman
Added: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 C. softened butter
1 1/2 C. Sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla, almond, or orange extract
3 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C. sour cream
1/2 tsp. salt (opt.)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Mix butter and sugar together, add eggs and vanilla and blend until smooth.
2. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sour cream, and salt.
3. Mix until all ingredients are blended and dough forms a ball. If dough is too loose add more flour.
4. Cover and refrigerate two hours or overnight.
5. On a well floured board roll out dough 1/4"-1/2" thick.
Cut out cookies with JUMBO HALLOWEEN COOKIE CUTTERS and place on cookie sheets.
6. Heat oven to 425, bake 4-6 minutes. Remove cookies and place on wire rack for cooling.

Butter Cream Frosting:
1/2 cup utter
1 Ib. confectionery sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. salt (opt.)
Food coloring (opt.)

1. Place softened butter in a bowl. Add confectionery sugar, vanilla, milk, and salt. Mix until smooth.
2. If frosting is too loose add more confectionery sugar. If frosting is too stiff add more milk.
3. To decorate cookies in different colored frosting, add food coloring. Frost cookies when cool.

 

 

 

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