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Spooky Skeleton Cookies

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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 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.
By Paula Jones
Updated Aug 10, 2023
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  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix
  • Flour, butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch for cutout cookies
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa

Royal Icing

  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
  • tip 2
    Store uneaten cookies in airtight container.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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