Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Cookies

    I haven't had much time to spend in the kitchen recently because I've been super busy doing other things. But since Halloween is tomorrow, I really tried to make an effort to do something special with my little guy.
    I came across the idea for these Chocolate Skeleton Cookies some time ago and thought they were the cutest thing ever. So I thought I would share them in case any of you were looking for something special to do with your Kiddies as well.

Chocolate Skeleton Cookies:
(Adapted from


Cookie Dough:
1 1/2  cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tbsp. Half and Half or Milk

(1) Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; Stir to combine and set aside.
(2) Combine sugar and butter in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy.

(3) Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
(4) Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed.

(5) Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Chill until firm (at least 2 hours).

(6) Heat oven to 375°F.
(7) Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness.

(8) Cut with 2-inch gingerbread boy cookie cutter (or any Halloween cookie cutters you have in hand). Place 1 inch apart onto a greased cookie sheets.

(9) Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until cookies are just set.

(10) Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.
(11) Combine powdered sugar and enough half & half for desired piping consistency in small bowl; mix well.
(12) Spoon icing into pastry bag fitted with small round tip; pipe small circle for head.
(13) Pipe stick figure to form arms and legs and 2 short lines for ribs on body.

*Recipe yields 18 cookies.

You may also like:
Sugar Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies

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