Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

1/2 c. margarine, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. orange extract
1 tsp. orange food coloring (optional)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 c. plus 2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Place margarine in medium-sized mixing bowl. Add sugar; beat together until fluffy. Beat in egg along with orange extract and food coloring (if using). Add flour, baking powder and salt; stir vigorously until moderately stiff dough is formed. Divide dough in half. Flatten dough pieces and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate four hours or overnight. On lightly floured surface roll out one piece of dough to about 1/8-inch thickness (or slightly less). Use drinking glass or round cookie cutter to cut out as many circles as possible. Refrigerate all excess cookie dough and use as needed. Bake at 350° for about 15-20 minutes or until firm and edges are golden brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool. When completely cooled, frost with orange frosting, making jack-o-lantern faces.

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