Easy Chocolate Skeletons

Easy Chocolate Skeletons

Scare up some fun with these easy chocolate skeleton cookies!

45 min.prep time 3:30total time
30 cookies
151 Rating

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Icing

2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

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

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- Mini chocolate chips can be used for ghost eyes and regular-size chocolate chips can be used for mouth.

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

- This recipe can also be used to make footballs for game day. Cut with football-shaped cutters and outline the edges and pipe the laces with the white icing.

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

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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