Beat together the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, and egg, until smooth and creamy.
Mix in remaining ingredients using the paddle attachment of the mixer
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
Heat oven to 375 degrees
Roll dough in portions to about 1/8- 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your choice of cookie cutters. (I even grabbed my Valentine’s Day lips cookie cutter and made vampire teetSo be creative and feel free to use your other cookie cutters in fun ways.
For the Black Cookies: Dye a small portion of the dough black for the bats and the vampire capes. To do this, we separated a small amount of the dough into a separate glass bowl and then, using gloves (to prevent dyeing our fingers), we kneaded the color into the dough until it was all one even color. It can then be worked with the same as the other dough.
Bake on a cool cookie sheet lined with non-stick foil or a baking mat for approximately 7 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes then move the cookies to a cooling rack.