Spooky Skeleton Cookies

No bones about it, these chocolaty charmers will be a hit at your Halloween gathering. Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix provides a quick shortcut for getting started.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 16



pouch (17.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
cup unsalted butter, softened

Royal Icing

tablespoon meringue powder
tablespoons cold water
cup powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, flour and cocoa. Add butter and egg; stir until soft dough forms. On work surface sprinkled with flour, roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut with 4-inch gingerbread cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat meringue powder and cold water with electric mixer on medium speed until peaks form. Gradually beat in powdered sugar about 1 minute or until soft peaks form. Place in 12-inch piping bag fitted with #3 tip. Pipe skeleton design on cookies. Let sit about 5 minutes or until icing is set.

Expert Tips

Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

Store uneaten cookies in airtight container.