Dessert Recipes

Monster Cutout Cookies

Monster Cutout CookiesThese spooky masterpieces were created from chewy, spicy gingerbread and creamy royal icing. Your Halloween…

Monster Cutout Cookies

Monster Cutout Cookies


2/3 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup molasses 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ginger and cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg ROYAL ICING: 8 cups confectioners’ sugar 2/3 cup water 6 tablespoons meringue powder 1 teaspoon cream of tartar Paste food coloring of your choice


In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg.

Beat in molasses.

Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Divide dough in half.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to 1/8-in.


Cut with a floured 3-in.

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gingerbread boy-shaped cookie cutter.

Place 2 in.

apart on greased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm.

Cool on wire racks.

For icing, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, water, meringue powder and cream of tartar; beat on low speed just until combined.

Beat on high for 4-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

Tint with food coloring.

(Keep unused icing covered at all times with a damp cloth.

If necessary, beat again on high speed to restore texture.

) Frost and decorate cookies as desired.

For mummy bandages, use basket weave pastry tip #46.

For small detailed decorations, use round pastry tip #1 or #2.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 205 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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