Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

I have a naughty cookie cutter. Normally, he lives in my draw 11 months out of the year patiently waiting for Christmas when he will be made into gingerbread men, but his year he was bad. Can you believe he snuck out of the drawer and got dressed up as a skeleton for Halloween? I will admit, he sure looks cute! I found these adorable cookies in the Taste of Home Halloween party favorites cookbook. Sophie's class ate them for snack yesterday and the kids enjoyed them. The cookie's the texture of a sugar cookie. It's soft, chocolaty and still manages to hold it's shape without falling apart.
OK guys... I'm it's only 8:00 AM and I'm already shaking-in-my-britches-nervous about the cook-off tonight at 6:30. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Makayla had a tummy bug yesterday evening (she felt fine this morning), so I'm hoping everyone else doesn't decide to get sick when it's time for me to leave! I will post pictures tomorrow and hopefully I will be announcing I won!

CHOCOLATE SKELETON COOKIES
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 TBSP milk (or a little more to get the right consistency)

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture (this is VERY stiff, but sticky). Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with a floured 3 inch gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 7-8 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute before removing to cool completely. For icing, combine powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Cut a small hole in the corner of a resealable plastic bag; fill with icing. Pipe skeleton bones on cookies.

24 comments:

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

What a darling idea! I'm going to have to copy this one for sure, thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

Caaaauuuute!

Martha said...

Oh that is sooo cute. What a fun idea!

Willoughby said...

What a cute idea! I've got a collection of different size gingerbread man cookie cutters, so I could make an entire skeleton family!

Good luck at the cook-off!

Denise said...

So adorable....they look yummy, bet your house smelled good

Sandy said...

Excellent idea! I never thought to use gingerbread men cookie cutters to make skeletons. How cute!

Rook No. 17 said...

Tee, hee, hee...gotta love a gal with renegade cookie cutters!

BTW, I gave you an award on my blog: http://rookno17.blogspot.com/2009/10/i-give-good-what.html

Looks like you have a lot of well deserved awards, but not this one yet?

Warm regards, Jenn

Rachel said...

Love these cookies! They look like so much fun! I'll be linking back to them when we do our unit on the body!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Oh cute idea for the people shapes! I used to get that Mag, lots of neat ideas in there!

Lucky Canuck said...

This is super cute! Thanks!

PS: I have given you an award! I hope you can drop by and accept it!

Charisse and Holly said...

Adorable...so creative. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Lynda said...

Cute cookies, Heidi; good luck tonight!

Krista said...

What a great way to use that gingerbread cookie cutter! I love this idea!

Katy ~ said...

GRRREAT idea for this cookie cutter!!! Too clever!!

MaRiN said...

Seriously so cute!

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a GREAT idea!!!

Michelle said...

These are so adorable! I made your crock pot burritos last night. Yummy!

teresa said...

adorable, great idea!

Emma Louise said...

Wow! They look amazing!! :) x

Spryte said...

Those are so creative & cool!!!

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness, this is the best idea for Halloween!! I love it!

Amanda said...

These are so cute!

Andrea said...

That is such a great idea! Super cute!

Lacey said...

Cute post. Visiting from sits:)