Crunchy Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2020)

Skeleton Cookies

When it comes to Halloween I prefer cutesy costumes/decorations to spooky ones.

The same holds true when it comes to food. Each year we get a cookbook in them mail filled with “bloody punch” and “spider” tacos. No way not for me! Just looking at that book makes me squirm!

These cookies are little bit spooky without being too much.

Got a gingerbread man cookie cutter and a plastic bag? Then you can make these!


Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

Crunchy chocolate cookies decorated with icing to look like a skeleton.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Ameican
Keyword chocolate skeleton cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 15 Cookies
Calories 283kcal
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  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Whole Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Light Corn Syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together. Stir in egg and vanilla.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour and cocoa powder together.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to the butter mixture stirring until just combined.
  • Dust work table with flour. Roll dough out until it is around 1/4 of an inch thick.
  • Cut out using a gingerbread man cookie cutter.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • For The Icing: Combine all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a piping bag.
  • Pipe skeleton design onto cookies. Let sit 1-2 hours or until hard.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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