Halloween Cookies

Recipe from Kraft for decorating cookies using the Twelve days of Christmas Cookie Cutter by Chilton?

I promised to make to make Halloween Cookies using the same technique for my grandchildren that I did for my son. He was in kindergarten when the 1978 cookies came on the market. He wants me to make them for my grandchildren because he has such fond memories of them and I can find the cookie cutters in my basement but not the directions that came in the box. I know Corn Syrup was used with paste food coloring and painted on the cookies in vibrant colors, then left to dry. HELP! I am baking th cookies today and need to figure this all out before next Saturday!

Corn Syrup Paint
1/3 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup
Assorted food colors
In small saucepan over medium heat, bring Karo to a boil and boil 1 minute. Divide Karo into 4 small bowls. Stir 2 drop food color into each bowl. Use a fine bristle artist brush to decorate cookies; if desired, add candies. Dry thoroughly in a single layer before storing in airtight container.


This is my Mother’s recipe for Sugar Cookies:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Sift dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture. Chill dough for 1 to 2 hours. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets or parchment paper. Sprinkle with colored sugar or leave plain to frost later. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

How to make cookies: Easy to bake Halloween cookie ideas

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