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Recipe : Entry # 4901
Kathy Taylor
Recipe Title
Jack-O-Lantern Cookies
Recipe Theme
Joe Wheeler EMC
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon milk
Orange and green food coloring
1 (5-ounce) package lemon drops, crushed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover three cookie sheets with foil. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk if batter seems a bit stiff. Add a few drops of orange food coloring to all but 1/8 of dough and add green coloring to remaining dough. Roll orange dough into one inch balls and flatten with your hand to make pumpkin shape. Place on cookie sheets. Roll stems out of the green dough and attach to the top of the "pumpkin". With sharp knife, carefully cut spaces for eyes, nose and mouth. Fill holes in with crushed lemon candy. Bake 8-10 minutes or until done. Do not allow to brown. cool 10 minutes and carefully peel off foil.
*Crush lemon drops in food processor. Add a little powdered sugar, if mixture becomes too sticky.