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Spooky Skeleton Cookies

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

Paula Jones Recipe by Paula Jones
September 17, 2012

Ingredients

Cookies

1
pouch (17.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
cup unsalted butter, softened
1
egg

Royal Icing

1
tablespoon meringue powder
2
tablespoons cold water
1
cup powdered sugar

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
88.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6.2g
10%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Cholesterol
26.9mg
9%
Sodium
5.7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
8.3g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
7.3g
Protein
0.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0.50%
0%
Iron
1.20%
1%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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