Make Halloween faces using peanuts, raisins, chocolate or butterscotch chips or red candies for eyes, nose and mouth. Use colored coconut or chocolate sprinkles for hair.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift flour with soda and salt.

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  • In a separate bowl, cream margarine, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

  • Fold in flour mixture until just blended. Shape into rolls about 3 inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and chill in refrigerator overnight or until firm.

  • Slice rolls 1/8" thick. Make Halloween faces using peanuts, raisins, chocolate or butterscotch chips, or red candies for eyes, nose and mouth. Use colored coconut or chocolate sprinkles for hair.

  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees F for about 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 16g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 17.9mg; sodium 132.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2014
I wanted to try this one because making the little faces sounded so fun. I used half white sugar and half brown sugar to make the cookies slightly less sweet added a half tsp of baking powder and a full tsp of allspice. I'm not sure any of the changes were really necessary. To form the cookies into rolls place a piece of waxed paper on the counter and spoon the dough onto the paper in a rough line. Then roll up the paper over the dough and pat it gently into shape. If you try to do this with your bare hands it will never work. I stuck the dough in the freezer and made my cookies very big (one log instead of several small ones). Once the dough was firm I unrolled it from the wax paper and sliced it with a sharp knife. Worked just fine! Then I had a blast making the little faces. Since my cookies were so big I expected them to take longer to bake but the first batch was starting to burn on the edges within ten minutes. For the second batch I turned the oven down to 350 and baked them about 11 minutes. They looked slightly underdone when I took them out but firmed up as they cooled. They did spread more than I expected (might have been due to the baking powder I added). They have a light peanut-butter flavor and I think they're very good. Next time I may use cinnamon instead of allspice. This would be a good party activity for kids--make the dough ahead of time stick it in the fridge then slice and let the kids decorate. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/08/2005
I'm sorry to say, but this was horrible. I had a very hard time shaping these cookies, and the taste was very bland. Wouldn't try again. Read More
(59)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
10/08/2005
I'm sorry to say, but this was horrible. I had a very hard time shaping these cookies, and the taste was very bland. Wouldn't try again. Read More
(59)
Rating: 1 stars
10/26/2004
Will definately not make again, a waste of ingredients. Didn't taste very good and refridgerator then cut idea didnt work at all, ended up having to shape myself. Read More
(58)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2014
I wanted to try this one because making the little faces sounded so fun. I used half white sugar and half brown sugar to make the cookies slightly less sweet added a half tsp of baking powder and a full tsp of allspice. I'm not sure any of the changes were really necessary. To form the cookies into rolls place a piece of waxed paper on the counter and spoon the dough onto the paper in a rough line. Then roll up the paper over the dough and pat it gently into shape. If you try to do this with your bare hands it will never work. I stuck the dough in the freezer and made my cookies very big (one log instead of several small ones). Once the dough was firm I unrolled it from the wax paper and sliced it with a sharp knife. Worked just fine! Then I had a blast making the little faces. Since my cookies were so big I expected them to take longer to bake but the first batch was starting to burn on the edges within ten minutes. For the second batch I turned the oven down to 350 and baked them about 11 minutes. They looked slightly underdone when I took them out but firmed up as they cooled. They did spread more than I expected (might have been due to the baking powder I added). They have a light peanut-butter flavor and I think they're very good. Next time I may use cinnamon instead of allspice. This would be a good party activity for kids--make the dough ahead of time stick it in the fridge then slice and let the kids decorate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2013
This makes a perfect Halloween party dish. Read More