Pumpkin Family Cut-Outs

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
canned frosting
orange food coloring
assorted candies

Blend together shortening and sugar in a large bowl; add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla, milk and dry ingredients; mix together well. Roll out dough 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick on a floured surface. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters; transfer to lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are golden on the bottom. Tint canned frosting with orange food coloring. Frost cookies and add faces using candy.

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