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Crunchy Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

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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!

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Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

Crunchy chocolate cookies decorated with icing to look like a skeleton.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Ameican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 15 Cookies
Calories: 283kcal

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Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 2 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Icing:

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Light Corn Syrup
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Instructions

  • 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 ¼ 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.

Nutrition

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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