Halloween Cutout Cookies
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups Bisquick® Original baking mix
11 drops yellow food color
7 drops red food color
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
Egg Yolk Paint -- (recipe follows)
EGG YOLK PAINT
1 egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon water
Beat powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in baking mix until soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Mix yellow and red food colors into 1 half to make orange dough; mix cocoa into other half to make chocolate dough. Cover and refrigerate doughs separately 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.
Heat oven to 400º. Roll one-fourth of the dough at a time 1/8 inch thick on floured cloth-covered surface. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut orange dough with 2- to 3-inch pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter and chocolate dough with medium-size cat-shaped cookie cutter.
Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Prepare Egg Yolk Paint. Paint faces on pumpkins and cats. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
EGG YOLK PAINT:
Mix egg yolk and water. Divide mixture among a few small custard cups.
Tint each with a different food color. If paint thickens while standing, stir in a few drops water.
YIELD: 6 to 7 dozen cookies