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Boo! Cookies

There's nothing scary about making or eating these cute cookie pops. Take 'em to a school party or a fall bake sale, and they will be the star of the show!—Krissy Fossmeyer, Huntley, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 2 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces almond paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Wooden skewers or lollipop sticks
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • Food coloring of your choice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; add almond paste. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut out with floured 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Insert skewers or sticks. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until firm. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk confectioners' sugar and milk. Gently spread icing over cooled cookies; allow to dry completely. Tint remaining icing with food coloring. Decorate as desired; allow icing to dry.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 203 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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