Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Halloween Recipe - Monster Pops Cookies

Monster Pops Cookies

1 package (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
8 wooden popsicle sticks
1 can (16 oz.) creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
8 drops yellow food color
4 drops red food color
Assorted Halloween Candy

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.

2. Remove wrapper from dough; cut about 1/2 inch off both ends of roll. Cut each end into 4 pieces; set aside. Cut remaining dough into eight equal slices.

3. Press each slice of dough into 3-1/2-inch circle on floured surface. Using a large spatula, carefully transfer circles to prepared cookie sheets. Lightly press 2 inches of popsicle stick onto each circle; seal onto dough with reserved small pieces of dough.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to wire racks. Cool completely. (Do not pick up cookies using stick until completely cooled.)

5. Mix frosting with red and yellow food color to make orange-colored frosting; frost cookies to resemble pumpkins. Decorate with assorted candy pieces to form monster faces. 8 large cookies.