Harvest Scarecrow Cookies: It’s fun and easy to “dress” vanilla sugar cookies as sweet scarecrows by adding shredded wheat “straw hair,” a sugar wafer “hat,” and a smiling red licorice face. Cute for kids to help dress the cookies up.
Harvest Scarecrow Cookies
1 package ((17.5 ounces) sugar cookie mix)
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 container ((16 ounces) vanilla frosting)
54 sugar wafer cookies
Shredded wheat cereal (, broken up)
Assorted decorations (, such as candy-coated pieces and red string licorice)
Prepare cookie mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Cut out rounds with 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter.
Bake and cool cookies as directed on package.
Frost cookies with vanilla frosting. For the scarecrow’s hat, break a sugar wafer cookie in half. Press wafer cookie half into the top of the frosted cookie. Place a whole wafer cookie below the cookie half. Press shredded wheat around sides of the face for straw hair. Use candy-coated pieces and string licorice to decorate the face.