Christmas Cookies: Pumpkins

So this is week two of our 12 Cookies of Christmas series.  Last week, we baked gingerbread men.  This week we baked pumpkin cut-outs using the Merry Christmas Cookie Light Dough recipe found in my Mother’s Betty Crocker Picture cookbook (circa 1959). 

Here’s the recipe:

Mix together thoroughly:

1/3 cup soft softening, 1/3 granulated sugar, 1 egg, and 2/3 cup of honey

Sift together and stir in:

2 3/4 cups sifted GOLD MEDAL flour, 1 tsp.soda, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. lemon extract.

Chill dough. Roll out thick(1/4″). Cut into desired shapes. Place 1″ apart on lightly greased baking pan.  Bake in a 375 F degree oven about 7-10 minutes until when touched lightly by finger, no imprint remains. When cool, ice and decorate as desired.  We decorated with chocolate chunks while the cookies were still hot to make scary pumpkin faces.  My taste testers, ages 3 and 5, liked the light dough very much.  It has a distinct honey taste with a hint of lemon, a very homey and old-fashioned cookie.  

For great Christmas craft ideas, please visit my friend, Bridget.  This week her kids are making personalized clocks for the grandparents, very cute! 

This post is part of the Moms’ 30 Minute Blog Challenge hosted by Jamie at Steady Mom.

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About Mary @ a simple twist of faith

I am: a rookie at blogging, just started my blog in May 2010 when I became a full-time Mom. a child of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a listener of the Holy Spirit, and a Catholic. Pro-Life, , Pro-Woman and an adoption advocate wife to a wonderful husband for 12 years proud and grateful mother to two beautiful daughters ages 5 and 3. a coffee drinking fool, so I can keep up with my little girls a home schooling novice using my kindergartener as a guinea pig a runner, it keeps me sane and in my size 8 pants an avid reader , now of Beatrix Potter's books a former workaholic & fashion follower a lover of chocolate, and wine, and the finer things in life, although I cannot afford them anymore!
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16 Responses to Christmas Cookies: Pumpkins

  1. Bozena says:

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing, Mary.

  2. Oh, I like the chocolate on top – yum!

  3. Bridget says:

    Those are super-cute!
    Did they turn out hard or soft? I like soft cookies; husband prefers crunchy ones…

  4. Kyooty says:

    they look yummy!!

  5. Kelly says:

    Sounds like a great cookie for a my kid’s Halloween party at preschool. Thanks for sharing!

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