Pumpkin Patch Cookies
|All purpose flour||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Orange food color||1⁄4 Teaspoon (Use The Paste Type)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Creamy chocolate frosting||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Green jelly beans||18 , cut crosswise in half|
In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour and baking powder. Set flour mixture aside.
In a large mixer bowl beat butter or margarine and food coloring with an electric mixer on medium speed till butter is softened and food coloring is blended in (about 30 seconds). Add sugar and beat till fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla, then beat well. Stir in flour mixture. Do not chill dough.
Put the flower plate onto a cookie press. Pack dough, half at a time, into the cookie press. Press dough into flowers on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake in a 400° oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till cookies are just light brown around edges. Remove cookies to a wire rack, then cool completely.
Spread the flat side of half of the cookies with some frosting. Top with remaining cookies to form pumpkins. For stems, attach one jelly bean half to the top of each cookie with frosting. Let stand for 1 to 2 hours or till frosting is slightly dry.