These are really easy and cute cookies to make for your kids (big and small!) around Halloween time!   These are just simple sugar cookies… but turning them into little Jack Skellingtons  (from the Nightmare Before Christmas movie) really makes them fun for the holiday.   This recipe is based off of a recipe printed in the Delicious Disney Holidays cookbook, although I made some changes.   The book states that these cookies can be found seasonally at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.

Here are the ingredients…

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First, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Whisking the mixture brings all the ingredients together. 

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Beat the softened butter and sugar until smooth.  Then beat in eggs and vanilla.  After this, add the flour slowly and mix together.   

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Then wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.

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Preheat oven to 400. 

On a floured surface, roll the dough out to a 1/4 inch thickness.  Using a cookie cutter (I used an overturned glass), cut dough into circles.   Place cookies at least 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

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Bake 8-10 minutes.  Cool completely.

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For the icing, mix 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar with enough milk to create a glaze.  Vanilla extract can be added, but it will make the icing a bit tan, instead of pure white.   Any other clear extract would work fine for a bit of flavor. 

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Spread the glaze on the cookies and let this set. 

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Using a black frosting tube, decorate each cookie like a Jack Skellington face (or as close as you can get!).

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Aren’t they cute?  They are tasty too…   the cookie has a cake-y texture and isn’t too sweet.  The frosting added the right amount of sweetness.   Boo!   Happy Halloween!

Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 3/4 cup butter, softened
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Icing
  1. 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  2. Milk
  3. Vanilla extract, optional
  4. Black cookie decorating icing in a tube
Instructions
  1. First, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisking the mixture brings all the ingredients together.
  2. Beat the softened butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Then beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. After this, add the flour slowly and mix together.
  5. Then wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 400.
  7. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to a 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Using a cookie cutter (or an overturned glass), cut dough into circles.
  9. Place cookies at least 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  11. Cool completely.
For the icing
  1. Mix 2 cups of confectioner's sugar with enough milk to create a glaze. Vanilla extract can be added for flavor.
  2. Spread the glaze on the cookies and let this set.
  3. Using a black frosting tube, decorate each cookie like a Jack Skellington face.
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