Glowing Jack-o-Lantern Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon milk
Orange and green food coloring
1 (5.5 ounce) package lemon drops, crushed*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover 3 cookie sheets with foil.
Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and vanilla extract.
Beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk if batter is too stiff. Color all but 1/8 of dough orange and color rest green. Roll 1-inch balls from the orange dough and flatten with your hand to make a pumpkin shape. Place on cookie sheets.
Roll stems out of the green dough and attach to the top of the " pumpkin". Carefully cut out wide spaces for the eyes, nose and mouth with a knife. Fill holes in with crushed lemon candy. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until done. DO NOT ALLOW TO BROWN.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes and carefully peel off foil.
- Crush lemon drops in food processor. If mixture becomes sticky, add a little confectioners’ sugar while chopping.