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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mary Haymore's Halloween Cookies

These cookies were first made by Mary Haymore for a Primary activity when I was little and have remained a yearly favorite. I saw a very similar recipe in Better Homes and Gardens this last month, so I must not be the only one who loves them!

Halloween Cookies

Mix together:
2 eggs
1 1/2 c shortening
2 c white sugar
1/2 c molasses

Then add:
(Recipe says to sift the following 3 times before adding but I just dump it all in)
4 c flour
4 tsp ground cloves
4 tsp soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt

Mix well and form into balls, roll in sugar and then after arranging them on a cookie sheet press them flat with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. Cool.
Decorate with orange frosting, green candy stem, candy corn for nose, chocolate chips for eyes and pull apart licorice for a mouth. My kids come up with my alternate ways to form a face.