1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 Tbl. Milk
orange and green food coloring
hard candies (lemon drops), crushed fine
Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Beat in baking powder, salt, and flour. Add milk if dough is too stiff.
Color 1/8 of the dough green and the remaining dough orange. Roll out the orange dough on a lightly floured surface (between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick) and cut with a round cookie cutter to make a pumpkin shape.
Place each cookie onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Roll and shape stems out of the green dough and attack to the top of each pumpkin shape by gently pressing together.
Carefully cut out large spaces for the eyes, nose, and mouth with a knife. Fill the cut out holes with a small amount of crushed lemon drops. Do not over fill.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min. Do not allow to brown. Cool for about 10 min. then remove from the baking sheet. Store away from humidity.