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BOO Halloween Cookies are an easy and fun treat for your Halloween party. simplysated
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BOO Halloween Cookies

BOO Halloween Iced Butter Cookies taste like a sugar cookie and shortbread combined. The perfect crunch on the outside with a tender crumb on the inside. Topped the perfectly sweet glaze with a hint of almond.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 27 minutes
Author Susie Gall


  • 1 c. Butter - unsalted room temperature (226 grams)
  • ? c. Sugar 135 grams
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 t. Lemon or Orange Zest optional - and I leave this out
  • 1 t. Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ t. Almond Extract
  • c. Flour 295 grams
  • ¼ t. Salt
  • ¼ t. Coarse Sea Salt
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  • Icing ingredients
  • 4 c. Powdered Sugar - sifted
  • 3 T. Corn Syrup
  • 3 T. water
  • ½ t. Almond Extract - can use Vanilla Extract
  • Food coloring
  • ¼ c corn sryup and ¼ c. water mixed together and set aside


  1. To Make the cookies:
  2. Combine butter and sugar and beat until lighter in color and fluffy. (approx. 3-4 minutes)
  3. Beat in the egg, vanilla and almond until well blended. (this is when the lemon or orange zest is added, if using)
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture all at one time.
  6. Mix on low speed just until incorporated.
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  8. This is how I prepare the dough before refrigerating:
  9. Lay out a sheet of parchment paper or waxed paper and sprinkle a little flour on top.
  10. Divide the dough equally into 2 portions (more if you have doubled the recipe).
  11. Using lightly floured hands, hold 1 portion of dough and gently shape it into a disc.
  12. Place the disk on the floured paper roll gently into a ¼ in. high oval or rectangle.
  13. Lift the paper and place it on a cookie sheet.
  14. Repeat the process until all the dough is used.
  15. Tightly cover the pan of all the layers of dough and refrigerate for at least two hours (or overnight).
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  17. When ready to bake the cookies:
  18. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  19. After the oven has preheated, take out one sheet of dough at a time and cut into the desired cookie-cutter shapes.
  20. Place the cut-out dough on parchment covered cookie sheets and bake approx. 10 minutes or until the edges begin to turn.
  21. Take out of the oven, remove from the baking pan and cool on a cooling rack.
  22. Once completely cooled, the decorating fun can begin.
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  24. Powder Sugar Glaze
  25. Sift the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl.
  26. Combine the corn syrup, milk (or water), and flavoring.
  27. Turn the mixer on low until everything is moist - scrape the bowl often.
  28. Turn the mixer to medium and mix until everything is well blended and smooth.
  29. (a little more syrup/water mixture might be needed at this point)
  30. Refer to my tutorial on decorating cookies: http://www.thecookierookie.com/perfect-decorated-cookies/