With Halloween just a few weeks away, this week's Recipe Round-Up is going to be a little different...not just recipes, but crafts, costumes, decorating ideas and anything else that will get us inspired for the spooky celebration coming up on the 31st!
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Here's a recipe that's always a hit with kids of all ages...perfect for bake sales too!
Find them in our book, A Ghastly Good Halloween.
Pumpkin Patch Cookies
Whether you're taking them in for a school party or treating your friends and family, these little hats always bring smiles!
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 egg, beaten
2 t. vanilla extract, divided
2 c. all-purpose flour
1⁄2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1⁄4 c. butter, softened
2 c. powdered sugar
Garnish: orange sugar
Blend together shortening, sugar, pumpkin and egg; stir in one teaspoon vanilla. Combine remaining ingredients except cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Gradually beat flour mixture into pumpkin mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes; cool completely. Blend together cream cheese and butter; stir in remaining vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar until fluffy. Spread cookies with frosting. Sprinkle with orange sugar. Makes 2 to 3 dozen.
Get the printable recipe here.
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