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Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Today we’re sharing this basic sugar cookie recipe for you to decorate this Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and for other holidays throughout the year.

Basic Sugar Cookie RecipeWhat you’ll need:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted
    butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for
    rolling out dough

Directions:

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together softened butter and sugar until mixed. Add egg, milk and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  3. Gradually add in flour mixture while mixing on low. Continue until mixture pulls away from the bowl. Divide the dough in half and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar.
  5. Remove one half of dough from the refrigerator, and with a powdered sugar-coated rolling pin, roll out dough to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into desired shape and place at least 1-inch apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until cookies turn brown at the edges.
  6. Remove from oven and let sit for 2 minutes. Move them to a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting or icing. Repeat with other half of dough if desired, or keep for up to one week.

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Sweet Halloween Recipe Ideas

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

We’ve rounded up three tasty treats that will be delicious and decorative at your Halloween party this year. Share your spooky, cute and sweet ideas in the comments below!

Black & Orange Whoopie Pies

Bring the colors of All Hallow’s Eve to your dessert table with this recipe, or add food coloring to our whoopie pie recipe.

Marshmallow Ghost Cupcakes

These cute cupcakes are simple to make, and you can even try out our vanilla-almond buttercream frosting on the top!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

A twist on the classic peanut butter blossom cookies, this cookie recipe is charming and spooky.

Whoopie Pies by Flickr user JoyPeanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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Pumpkin Pie Fudge Recipe

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

We’re breaking away from the traditional chocolate and peanut butter for October to bring you a seasonal fudge you’ll want to make all year long. Make this recipe a little more decorative by using autumn-themed cookie cutters or just stick to the classic squares when serving.

Li'l Pumpkin Gourd Candy Dish | Meadowbrook Gourds | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

What You’ll Need:

  • 9×9 inch pan; cooking spray; 3-quart saucepan; candy thermometer
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 7 ounces marshmallow creme
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Spray or butter a 9×9 inch pan and set aside.
  2. In a 3-quart saucepan, heat milk and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  3. Mix in pumpkin puree, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice and bring back to a boil.
  4. Cook while stirring constantly for about 18 minutes, or until the temperature reaches 230°F. Remove saucepan from the heat and allow to cool slightly, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Pour the white chocolate chips into a large bowl and pour the fudge mixture over the white chocolate chips. Let stand for about 5 minutes to allow the white chocolate to soften; stir until smooth.
  6. Mix in marshmallow creme, butter and vanilla until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into prepared 9×9 inch pan.
  7. Cool completely before removing from pan; cut into squares and store in a cool, dry place.

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