Easy Chocolate Skeletons

Easy Chocolate Skeletons

Scare up some fun with these easy chocolate skeleton cookies!

45 min. prep time
30 cookies
252 Ratings



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla


2 cups powdered sugar


Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed.

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

Heat oven to 375°F.

Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-inch gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 5-8 minutes or until cookies are just set. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and enough half & half for desired piping consistency in bowl; mix well. Spoon icing into pastry bag fitted with small round tip; pipe small circle for head. Pipe stick figure to form arms and legs and 2 short lines for ribs on body.

Recipe Tip

- A resealable plastic food bag can be used instead of pastry bag. Snip small cut in one corner of bag; pipe icing through cut.

Rolling Cookie Dough How-To Video/Video by Virtutrix

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 140

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 22g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14946©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This recipe is fantastic! I love how few ingredients it has and how easy the dough is to work with. These cookies got RAVE reviews from kids and grown-ups, too :)! They made me look very artistic!!!
All the kids loved these, and the icing is perfect. As you mix it, you may think it's awfully thick, but it will do the cookies very well. Overall, they came out great. My only warning would be to stick with their recommendation of a 2" gingerbread man cutter -- I used about a 4" cutter, and though they looked fantastic on the plate, they broke apart easily because of all the extra weight and the long arms and legs.

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