Bake up some spooky Halloween cookies

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins
Times-News correspondent

   As Halloween approaches, the time for pumpkins is upon us. Pumpkins are great but what about cookies? Who doesn’t love a Halloween-themed cookie? From a jack-o’-lantern to a witch’s hat — consider the following recipe for your next Halloween party.

Spooky Spooky Pumpkin Time Sugar Cookies

1 ½ sticks of softened butter
2 cups of white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla (or however much you want to use)
5 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt

      In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface ¼- to ½-inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Cut into desired shape. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely. Apply icing.

Source: The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies,

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