Halloween Sugar Cookies

Prep Time:
30 minutes
Cook Time:
10 minutes
16 cookies


1pouch (17.5 oz.) Hill Country Fare Sugar Cookie Mix,

1stick (½ cup)H-E-B Butter, melted,


¼c.H-E-B Baker's Scoop all purpose flour,

4 cupspowdered sugar,

3Tbsp.meringue powder,

¼tsp.cream of tartar,

1tsp.vanilla extract,

½c.hot water,

* assorted food coloring, sprinkles, and sugars,


1Cookies: Heat oven to 375°F. Combine the cookie mix, melted butter, egg and flour in a large mixing bowl until a soft dough forms.

2Roll the dough out on the bottom side of the cookie sheet pans. Roll dough to ¼ to ½-inch thickness. Use the cookie cutters to cut out the cookies about 1 inch apart and simply remove the excess dough from between the cookies.

3Bake the cookies according to the baking directions for the type of cookie sheet pans you have. Cool cookies 1 minute on cookie sheet pans before removing to cool on wire racks.

4Royal Icing: Combine sugar, meringue powder, cream of tartar, vanilla, and hot water in a large mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients 3 to 4 minutes on low speed with an electric mixer until no lumps remain. Scrape bowl sides and beat the icing 5 to 8 minutes on high speed until icing holds stiff peaks. Divide the icing into small containers for the food colors you select. Keep icing portions covered that are not being used because it dries quickly.

5Use a spatula to spread the selected color of icing on each cookie. Decorate the cookies with the sprinkles or sugars. You can add decorations with the other colors of icing by using toothpicks or ice cream sticks to apply. Use you imagination and create spooktacular cookies.

Nutritional Information

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