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Pumpkin-Shaped Rollouts

These cookies, cut out in the traditional pumpkin shape, have a non-traditional Halloween flavor added—orange peel. They're delicious! —Margaret Hancock, Camp Verde, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • Green and orange food coloring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening, sugar and orange zest until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. pumpkin cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, orange zest and enough orange juice to achieve spreading consistency. Remove 1/2 cup frosting; tint green. Tint remaining frosting orange. Frost cookies with orange frosting; add leaves and vines, using reserved green frosting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 130 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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