Spooky cookies are always fun so I knew these spooky Chocolate Skeleton Cookies were going to be perfect for my boys! The kiddos were needing some cookies to pack in their lunches this week. I wanted to make them something a bit spooky for them to enjoy. The whole family loves chocolate cookies so I knew they would be great for the kiddos and the hubby. With Halloween just around the corner I like to pack up spooky treats for them to be surprised at lunch time. They really liked our Twinkie Mummies last week. So I knew these Skeleton Cookies were going to be perfect. Plus they would be cute for a Halloween Party too! When the boys arrived home from school they were anxious to see if we had any of these left for them to have for an afternoon snack. So… I let them enjoy a few more. Everyone thought these were just so cute and tasty too!
Chocolate Skeleton Cookies Recipe
The key to these cute cookies was our Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Cutter. Turning that cute little gingerbread man in to a spooky skeleton was the key. Patience with the decorating is key. Finding the perfect icing that would harden (I was a wimp and did not want to take the time to do a royal icing). To my surprise the hubby came up with a perfect icing that hardened quickly and worked perfect for decorating these little guys.
These Chocolate Skeleton Cookies were quite simple to make and you probably have the ingredients right in your cabinets. Allowing your dough to chill just a bit is key to making your dough roll well. It does not take long at all.
2 1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp Milk
1 tbsp Corn Syrup
Preheat oven to 350.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and cocoa powder
Slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture by spoonfuls at low speed, frequently scraping down sides.
Dust work area with cocoa powder or flour.
Roll dough to 1/4″ thickness.
Cut out gingerbread man shapes and place on baking sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until set.
Let cookies cool in pan for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack to finish cooling.
Mix powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup in a small bowl until smooth.
Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag to pipe skeleton onto cookies.
Try not to get lines too close together so they don’t run together.
Allow to sit for at least an hour for icing to get hard.