Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Picking pumpkins fresh from the patch is one of our most cherished fall traditions. And naturally, come October, carving up those same beautiful pumpkins is all the rage. Unfortunately, carving a pumpkin takes a whole lot of work—and it makes a pretty big mess. While the idea of carving a pumpkin is quite appealing, looking down at your kitchen table covered in power tools and pumpkin guts may induce slight panic and regret (maybe next year you'll just paint a pumpkin instead). If carving a pumpkin isn't your thing, or if you just can't get enough of the jack-o'-lantern fun, let us introduce you to your new favorite fall activity: decorating festive sugar cookies.While the process of piping a jack-o'-lantern cookie may take a bit of time, it results in a product that's just as tasty as those roasted pumpkin seeds. Like real jack-o'-lanterns, these cookies are entirely customizable; you can pipe any expression or "carving" that you please. When you're piping these cookies, be sure to take time between steps to create the layered effect. Packaged together with our Candy Corn Sugar Cookies, Spider Web Cookies, or Friendly Ghost Cookies, these festive Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are a stunning homemade Halloween hostess gift.