This Jumbo Pumpkin Sugar Cookie is very easy to make, and sure to be a hit at any Halloween Party!
Jumbo Pumpkin Sugar Cookie
I love fall, and the harvest season. When things are in full swing, I find myself looking for fun food ideas to use for fall and Halloween parties, and to take as a donation for teacher luncheons or dinners. Now that my kids are all in middle school, they won’t be having class parties anymore, but when their friends have parties, I don’t like to send them empty handed. This is something that’s fun and easy to make, and it’s a hit, even with teenagers!
To make this easier for my kids to help with, I used a pouch of sugar cookie mix. Begin by following the directions on the package you choose, just make one giant cookie instead of several small ones. If you have a homemade sugar cookie recipe, you can use that as well, just follow the same steps. It should bake around 13-15 minutes.
*Tip: Prepare the Jumbo Cookie on a Round Pizza Pan instead of a cookie sheet 🙂
Once the jumbo cookie is cooked, slice off the top of the cookie, like you would for a Jack O’Lantern, and then trim off the bottom so it’s flat, like a Pumpkin. Then, slice off a small section of the bottom part that you removed, to use later as the stem for the top of the cookie!
Next, mix the butter until it’s smooth. Then, add the vanilla, milk, orange food coloring, and powdered sugar. Stir until the icing is thin, but not runny.
Now you are ready to ice the cookie. Just spread the icing all over the top of the cookie and the top section that you removed earlier. Then, lightly frost the stem portion, and roll it in green sugar crystals. You need the icing to make the sugar stick 🙂
For the final steps, all you need to add is the candy eyes and chocolate chips for the nose and mouth. Be as creative as you want to be.
- 1 Pouch sugar cookie mix, prepared
- 1/2 stick butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons milk
- Orange food coloring
- Chocolate chips
- Candy eyes
- Green sugar crystals
- Preheat oven to 350
- Press the prepared sugar cookie mixture out into a circle on a pizza pan.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are golden and cookie is set.
- Mix butter until smooth, add vanilla, milk, orange food coloring, and powdered sugar. Stir until icing is thin, but not runny.
- Cut the top off of the cookie, like when making a jack o lantern.
- Trim the bottom of the cookie to use as a stem, lightly frost the stem and dip in green sugar.
- Piece the cookie together on a serving plate as pictured.
- Add eyes and chocolate chips for a face!
These are a few items that I find helpful in my own kitchen, when making this recipe:
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Blue/Green/YellowOXO Good Grips Silicone Spoon Spatula, Medium, BlueWilton Recipe Right 14.25 Inch Pizza PanBetty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix 17.5oz (2 Packages)McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract-16 OZWilton Halloween 2 Color KitNestle TOLL HOUSE Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 12 oz. BagWilton Candy Eyeballs,0.88 oz,Count of 56Wilton 710-048 Pearilized Sugar Food Decorative, EmeraldAdorn Non-stick Silicone Baking Mats – 2 Pack (9