Pumpkin Face Cookies
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon milk
1 Milk Chocolate Bar (7 oz.)
1 tube (4.25 oz.) orange decorating icing
Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Stir
together flour, cocoa and baking powder; add alternately with milk
to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Divide dough into
quarters. Shape each quarter into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap
individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until firm
enough to handle.
Meanwhile, break chocolate bar into pieces on scored lines; cut each
piece in half.
Heat oven to 350°F. Working with one portion of dough at a time, on
floured surface, roll to about 1/8-inch thickness. Using 2-inch
round cookie cutter, cut dough into even number of rounds. Place
half the rounds on ungreased cookie sheet. Place one chocolate piece
in center of each round. Place remaining rounds on top. Using tines
of fork, seal edges.
Bake 8 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Cool completely. Decorate top of cookies with icing to resemble
pumpkin face. About 40 cookies.
Vanilla Drizzled Surprise Cookies: Omit orange decorating icing.
Decorate top of cookies with Vanilla Drizzle (recipe follows).
Vanilla Drizzle: Place 1/4 cup white chips and 1/2 teaspoon
shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small
microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high (100%) 30 seconds; stir. If
necessary, microwave at high an additional 15 seconds at a time,
stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted.