Fall Pumpkins Sugar Cookies

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Fall Pumpkin Decorated Sugar Cookies

It’s not officially Fall until the 23rd of September, but the nights are cooler, and I can feel that Fall is in the air. Last night, I had a huge craving for something sweet. I decided to make my favorite sugar cookie recipe and make them in the shape of pumpkins. I’ve tried quite a few sugar cookies over the years, and this one is definitely fail proof. It’s from All Recipes, and a recipe that I would recommend to anyone. There are a couple simple tips I want to give when making sugar cookies.
1. Take your cookies out of the oven before they start to brown. With this particular recipe, I only bake them for 6 minutes. Once they cool, they are still extremely soft.
2. When rolling out your cookies, don’t use flour. This recipe calls for it, but I always use sugar. If you sprinkle plain white sugar on the table, and on the top of your dough while rolling it out, it makes them even sweeter without drying your dough out, and still keeps your dough from sticking to the table or your roller.

Fall Pumpkins Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 60
A no fail, easy rolled out sugar cookie recipe.
  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface ¼ to ½ inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. (This is where I use sugar to roll it out instead of the flour.)
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
Sugar Cookie Frosting: 4 cups confectioners' sugar ½ cup shortening 5 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Beat together for 5 minutes. Add food coloring if desired. I like to use Jello to add color and flavor to my frosting.

How to Decorate a Pumpkin Sugar Cookie

This recipe makes 60 cookies, so I always take plates around to friends and neighbors. Otherwise, I would end up eating all of them. 🙂


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  1. 7

    Those are darling!!!!!
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  2. 8

    These are so pretty!
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  3. 9

    I love fall. What a perfect excuse to make some delicious cookies 🙂

  4. 10

    Yummy!! Sugar cookies are definitely a favorite of mine, especially around the holidays. I love making all the fun shapes! Yours turned out so cute! Got out all my fall decorations the other day. Can’t believe summer is just about gone!

  5. 11

    I love cookies – these look so tasty and adorable!
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  6. 12

    Oh my gosh too cute and I am loving the recipe!! I may just have to make those!
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  7. 13

    These are cute. Thanks for sharing.

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