I have a weakness for decorated cookies, but since they are very caloric and labor-intensive I reserve them for special occasions. Halloween is the perfect excuse to get red-handed, and it doesn’t take much trouble to get some original cookies. These fun chocolate skeletons are very simple and are sure to surprise more than one.
A very practical trick to make themed cookies without having to invest in large amounts of icing to decorate them is to dye the dough itself. Using good cocoa powder, we will have very appropriate dark cookies for Halloween, which also contrasts very well with the white of the icing that will simulate the bones of the skeletons. So we will have some decorated cookies without using coloring, and they are also delicious.
Chocolate Skeletons: Fun Cookie Recipe for Halloween
Chocolate Skeletons: Fun Cookie Recipe for HalloweenCourse: Halloween RecipesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Halloween is the perfect excuse to get red-handed, and it doesn’t take much trouble to get some original cookies. These fun chocolate skeletons are very simple and are sure to surprise more than one.
225 Grams – Ointment butter
325 Grams – Pastry flour
225 Grams – Sugar
One – Egg at room temperature
1 teaspoon – Decaffeinated soluble coffee (optional)
2.50 ml – Vanilla
2 Grams – Salt
50 Grams – Cocoa powder
Two – Pasteurized egg white
400 Grams – Icing sugar (approximately)
How to Make Chocolate Skeletons COOKIE
- With the help of a wire mixer, beat the butter well with the sugar until you get a very creamy and smooth texture. Add the vanilla essence, the egg, and the salt and beat a little more. Add the flour, decaffeinated coffee, and cocoa, beating until you get a homogeneous dough.
- Separate into two or three portions and wrap each one in plastic wrap. Let cool in the fridge for at least one hour. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and prepare some trays, greasing them or covering them with parchment paper. Sprinkle some flour on a clean work surface.
- Working one portion of dough at a time, roll out well with a rolling pin, leaving a thickness of about 5 mm. Cut the cookies using a suitable mold, and distribute them on the trays, leaving a little space between one and the other. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until edges start to darken. Wait a couple of minutes out of the oven and let it cool completely on a rack.
- To make the glaze, first, sift the icing sugar and reserve it in a bowl. Besides, beat the egg whites with 1/3 of the sugar. Add the rest of the sugar little by little, beating at medium-high speed until you get a thick and homogeneous texture.
- Decorate the cold cookies with the icing using a piping bag or similar utensil. To fill the skulls it will be easier if we spray the icing a little with some water. Allow drying completely before storing in an airtight container.
With what to accompany the cookies
These sweet Halloween chocolate skeletons are a downfall for any sweet tooth. Slightly crunchy, with their great cocoa aroma, they are great to accompany a glass of milk at snack time. Although why fool us, they are delicious at any time of the day. Well presented in beautiful packaging, they are an ideal gift for young and old.