Chef Folse's Halloween Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 1 Hour
Yields: 30 (3-inch) Cookies

These cookies taste great and are a fun activity for the kids! You can make them into circles or cut them into decorative Halloween shapes. After they are baked, have fun decorating them with icing, sprinkles, candy corn or your favorite toppings.

Ingredients for Cookies:

1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 pound butter
3 eggs
2 tbsps pure vanilla extract
4 cups flour
4 tsps baking powder


In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in 2 tablespoons vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and baking powder until well blended. Roll dough into a large ball, cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Flour a large work surface and roll dough ¼-inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut into decorative shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

Ingredients for Icing:

2 and 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsps milk
food coloring (optional)


In a large bowl or mixer, combine sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth. Consistency should be that of soft peanut butter. Blend in your favorite food coloring as desired. Once cookies are cool, spread with icing and allow to dry.