Jack O’ Lantern Cookies are so fun for kids and adults! The chocolate oozing through the face brings joy to every chocolate lover out there. The cookie itself has a brown sugar & spice taste to it. This cookie will last you well to Thanksgiving, but you can change up your cookie cutter and do one for each holiday!
Once the weather breaks, we love transitioning from grilling and fruit centered dishes, to baking and holiday-themed desserts. One of the first ones we worked on this fall is this recipe for Jack O’ Lantern Cookies. We typically don’t do cookie sandwiches…and to be honest, I have no idea why! This was a super fun cookie to create and it wasn’t too hard at all.
We love cookies that have a unique flair to them, so these are definitely not considered “boring cookies” to us. They are a conversation starter all on their own!
Creating the Jack O’ Lantern Cookies’ Face
The most time consuming part is the cutting out of the face on the top cookies. Now, if you have a jack o’ lantern cookie cutter complete with the face portion, that’s awesome! You can add this one to your Amazon cart. Total time saver for sure! However, we do not have one of these (it needs added to the list). So, we went old school with using a paring knife and got down with our freehand roots!
If you are going the same route as we did, start with two simple triangles on either side of the upper half of the pumpkin. Then, start the mouth. We found it easiest to start at the right or left mouth corner so we weren’t freehanding from the center. Add a crooked tooth here and there and you’re finished!
The inspiration for this recipe came from Half Baked Harvest. Thank you so much! This will be a cookie passed down for years to come.
Everyone have a great Halloween and bake something up with your family soon! 🙂
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