Halloween Cutout Cookies

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Get ready for Halloween with these cutout cookies!




  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups Bisquick® Original baking mix
  • 11 drops yellow food color
  • 7 drops red food color
  • 2 TBSP. baking cocoa
  • Egg Yolk Paint, (recipe follows)



  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp. water
  • Food colors



Beat powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in baking mix until soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Mix yellow and red food colors into 1 half to make orange dough; mix cocoa into other half to make chocolate dough. Cover and refrigerate doughs separately 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.


Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll one-fourth of the dough at a time 1/8 inch thick on floured cloth-covered surface. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut orange dough with 2- to 3-inch pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter and chocolate dough with medium-size cat-shaped cookie cutter.


Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Prepare Egg Yolk Paint. Paint faces on pumpkins and cats. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.



Mix egg yolk and water. Divide mixture among a few small custard cups. Tint each with a different food color. If paint thickens while standing, stir in a few drops water.


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