Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Makes: 12 (5-inch) cookies
1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 container (1 pound) Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
12 small jellybeans, cut in half Betty Crocker black decorating gel (from 0.68-ounce tube)
Heat oven to 375∞F. In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix and cocoa. Add butter and egg; stir until soft dough forms.
On floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 5-inch gingerbread man cutter. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 1 inch apart. Gather dough scraps; re-roll until all dough is used.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just puffed and tops are dry. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
Spoon frosting into re-sealable freezer plastic bag; partially seal bag and cut 1/4-inch hole in 1 bottom corner. Or, use decorating bag with flat tip with 1/4-inch wide opening (#44).
Gently squeeze bag to pipe frosting on cookies for bandages. Attach jellybeans for eyes;
use black gel to make pupils in eyes. Store cookies in an airtight container, but avoid stacking.
Source: Betty Crocker
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(Family Features) Eeek! Hosting a Halloween get-together doesn't have to be scary.
The Chocolate Mummy Cookie recipe uses a Betty Crocker cookie mix base, which allows more time for decorating mummy with wrappings and frightening eyes. Or, cookies can be pre-baked and cooled, ready for the little ones to decorate.
These cookies also make great party favors. Hosts can slip each cookie into a clear bag, tie with a colorful ribbon and add a tag with a message like "Boo!"
For more recipes and entertaining tips, including party-planning ideas, visit BettyCrocker.com.