Wacky Monster Cookies

From PILLSBURY

Makes 18 cookies

 

These funny monster face cookies will put a smile on your family’s faces this Halloween. Spark creativity with a variety of sweet treats and colorful frostings to decorate your monster sugar cookies. These imaginative cookies are super customizable and a perfect way for kids to join in. Have fun decorating your cookies for maximum silliness.

INGREDIENTS

1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated PILLSBURY Sugar Cookie Dough

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 container (1 lb) vanilla creamy ready-t0-spread frosting

Decorations, as desired

Neon gel food colors (orange, purple, and green)

Rope licorice, candy eyes, large and miniature marshmallows, candy corn, 1 paunch black cookie icing

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, crumble cookie dough and add flour, kneading until well blended. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.)

2.On floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2 1/2- to 3 1/2-inch shape cookie cutters (round, square, triangle). On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 2 inches apart. Reroll dough and cut additional cookies.

3.Bake 11 to 13 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely. Meanwhile, separate frosting into 3 small bowls, and add gel food color; mix to desired colors. Frost and decorate cookies, using photo as a guide.

 

TIPS

-For a quick and easy version of these Wacky Monster Cookies, simply bake PILLSBURY Ready to Bake! refrigerated sugar cookies as directed on package (makes 24 cookies). Frost and decorate as directed in recipe.

-Don’t have shape cookie cutters?  Kids’ cutting tools (washed), pizza cutter, or a knife can be used to cut your own shapes.

-Use your sense of humor and imagination when decorating.

-Flat, square marshmallows, designed for s’mores, are ideal for cutting out eyes and horns, and may be found in your grocer’s baking aisle; otherwise, use large and mini marshmallows. A kitchen scissors, or small, round cutters, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, work great.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at pillsbury.com