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Halloween Cookies

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Makes:about 60 cookies

As spooky as they look, there’s nothing scary about making these yummy caramel flavoured cookies. Your kids will love to help decorate them with different coloured glazes.


1 cup 250mL Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening
½ cup 125mL packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 can 300mL Eagle Brand® Dulce de Leche Caramel Flavoured Sauce
2 tsp 10mL vanilla extract
4 ½ cups 1.1L Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
½ tsp 2mL baking powder
½ tsp 2mL salt


3 cups 750mL icing sugar
6 tbsp 80mL milk
Food colouring (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cookies: Cream shortening and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until well combined. Add egg, dulce de leche caramel flavoured sauce and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Mix in remaining dry ingredients.
  3. Divide dough into 4 pieces.
  4. Tip

    Have your kids wash their hands and divide the dough into the 4 pieces - see how evenly they can do it.

  5. Roll, on a lightly floured surface, each piece to a ¼” (5mm) thickness. Cut out desired shapes with 2”-3” (5cm-7.6cm) cookie cutters and place on prepared baking sheets.
  6. Tip

    Let your kids roll out the dough and pick out the cookie cutters they’d like to use. They’ll love cutting out their own cookies and placing them on the baking sheets.

  7. Bake in preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes, or just until edges begin to colour. Cool on wire racks.
  8. Glaze: Combine, in a separate bowl, icing sugar with milk. Divide glaze into small bowls. Add desired food colouring to each bowl.
  9. Tip

    Set up a painting station with different coloured glazes. Using a small food-safe paintbrush, let your kids paint fun and seasonal designs like pumpkins on each cookie.

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