Monday, October 13, 2008

Giant Glowing Pumpkin Cookies

Note: I found this recipe at the Pillsbury website while looking for a cute pumpkin cookie recipe. I don't think this is the recipe I am going to use to bake treats for Little Guy's class since it only makes 10 cookies and requires so much time, but I may make it for our next family night. They are ridiculously cute!

Giant Glowing Pumpkin Cookies

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® Create 'n Bake® refrigerated sugar cookies
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
4 butterscotch hard disk candies, crushed
4 cinnamon hard disk candies, crushed


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil. (If using foil, smooth out all wrinkles.) In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour and pumpkin pie spice until well blended.
2. On lightly floured surface, roll out half of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. Refrigerate remaining half of dough until needed. With small sharp knife or cookie cutter, cut out 4-inch pumpkin shapes. On cookie sheets, place shapes 2 inches apart. Cut out facial features from pumpkins.
3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix crushed candies. Place 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed candy in center of each cut-out area in each cookie, making sure candy touches edges of cookie. (Do not mound candy in centers of cutouts.)
4. Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until edges of cookies are light golden brown, and candy is melted and fills cut-out areas of cookies. Cool 2 to 5 minutes on cookie sheets or until candy is hardened. Carefully remove cookies from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.


From the Doghouse said...

Why are they called "glowing" cookies?

Deanna said...

Because you can see through the melted candy, I guess.

Kelly said...

These are so and the kids will make these...
anyway found you through..Live.Love.Eat

I like your blog.. :)

Sara said...

From Colin: I need a chicken marinade.. I bought an excess of chicken one day, and I have a ton of chicken to cook. I like to grill, but I always use the same marinade -- Worcestershire sauce and Italian dressing.. Or if you have another chicken casserole type reciepe that would be great.