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Ingredients

Cookies:
Icing and decorations:

Directions

Cookies:
  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together in small bowl.

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  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Shape into disk; wrap in plastic and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with nonstick foil. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with mask cookie cutters. Cut out eyes with sharp knife or cookie cutter; reroll scraps. Place on prepared sheets. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until dry to the touch. Cool on pans 3 minutes, then move directly to racks. Cool completely.

Icing:
  • Mix sugar, egg whites and a scant 1/2 cup water in a large bowl. Beat 5 minutes until very smooth. Spread onto cookie; top with colored sugar. Let dry; add a second coat of icing and a different colored sugar. Finish with stripes or dots.

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