An Easy Halloween Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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It’s that time of year….IT IS ALMOST HALLOWEEN! I have always loved Halloween, and one of my favorite sugary treats is now appearing in stores again! Yes, I am talking about Candy Corn and those delicious little sugar-laden Pumpkin candies that taste so much like Candy Corn. This is a really easy An Easy Halloween Pumpkin Cookies Recipe featuring candy pumpkins and – for those weirdos who don’t actually like them – nonpareils! 

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

My family has had an annual tradition of having a scary movie night on or near Halloween for quite a few years now. We all take turns hosting the evening, but we all bring goodies for the night. We bake, we make goodie bags, we pop popcorn – you name it, and it’s sitting on someone’s dining room table while the movies are playing!

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

If you like baking sweets for your Halloween parties, give these a try and let me know what you think!

An Easy Halloween Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • Nonpareils
  • Candy Pumpkins

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a mixing bowl whip butter until light and fluffy. Combine dry ingredients and gradually add to creamed butter until well blended.

If dough is stick, dust hands with additional corn starch and shape dough into 1″ balls. Flatten slightly with your hands. Dip in nonpareils and place on a parchment lined baking pan about 2″ apart.

For pumpkin cookies, shape dough into 1″ balls and place directly on baking sheet.Bake for 20-22 minutes until set but not brown. Remove from oven and immediately press a pumpkin candy onto the cookies. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 6-8 dozen.

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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An Easy Halloween Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cup flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • Nonpareils
  • Candy Pumpkins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a mixing bowl whip butter until light and fluffy. Combine dry ingredients and gradually add to creamed butter until well blended.
  2. If dough is stick, dust hands with additional corn starch and shape dough into 1" balls. Flatten slightly with your hands. Dip in nonpareils and place on a parchment lined baking pan about 2" apart.
  3. For pumpkin cookies, shape dough into 1" balls and place directly on baking sheet.Bake for 20-22 minutes until set but not brown.Remove from oven and immediately press a pumpkin candy onto the cookies. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.Makes 6-8 dozen.
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