Halloween Sugar Cookies

This is a basic sugar cookie recipe you can use for every holiday. Cut the prepared dough with halloween design cookie cutters. Then gather your sugar sprinkles, and crystals, and whipped frosting to decorate. If you are watching you sugar intake, replace the 2 cups of sugar with 1 cup of Splenda® Sugar blend. Cookies will have the same sweet taste with half the sugar.


• 1 1/2 Cups butter, softened
• 2 Cups sugar
• 4 eggs
• 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
• 5 Cups all-purpose flour
• 2 Teaspoons baking powder
• 1 Teaspoon salt


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). Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter, and sprinke with orange, green, black and white sugar crystals. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.