Easy Chocolate Skeletons
Easy Chocolate Skeletons Image

Easy Chocolate Skeletons

Scare up some fun with these easy chocolate skeleton cookies!

30
cookies
45 min
PREP TIME
03 hrs 30 min
TOTAL TIME

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 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

Icing

2 cups powdered sugar

2 to 3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

  6. STEP 6

    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.

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

Rolling Cookie Dough How-To Video/Video by Virtutrix

Nutrition

140Calories
5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
75Sodium (mg)
22Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

Reviews

Explore reviews from
our online community

  October 06, 2015

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!!!

— says Christine
Helpful?
  November 03, 2013

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.

— says Mary
Helpful?
Tried this recipe? Instagram it!
And don't forget to tag us @landolakesktchn.

More Recipes To Make

  • Halloween Cookie Recipes
     

    Halloween Cookie Recipes

    Halloween cookie recipes that deliver no tricks, just treats! These Halloween cookies are full of flavor, fun to decorate and make a spooktacular display at Halloween parties. Happy Halloween!

    See Recipes

  • Halloween Recipe How-To Videos
     

    Halloween Recipe How-To Videos

    Halloween Recipes How-To Videos can help you avoid a frightful kitchen experience! Get tips on how to bake spooky treats and yummy fall goodies from our Test Kitchen team. On each recipe page, scroll down to find the video.

    See Recipes

Featured In

Recipe Image  

COLLECTION

Halloween Cookie Recipes

Halloween cookie recipes that deliver no tricks, just treats! These Halloween cookies are full of flavor, fun to decorate and make a spooktacular display at Halloween parties. Happy Halloween!

See Recipes
loadingImage