Harvest Scarecrow Cookies

Harvest Scarecrow Cookies

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


36 people

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

Recipe courtesy of McCormick®


  • 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


  • 1 Prepare cookie mix as directed on package, adding vanilla.
  • 2 Cut out rounds with 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter.
  • 3 Bake and cool cookies as directed on package.
  • 4 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.


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