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Easy Chocolate Skeletons
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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


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.

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