Want to bake some cookies for Halloween? I think these skeleton cookies are a great idea! The black color is extra spooky. Don’t worry these cookies aren’t burned. On this page I’m telling you how to achieve this black color. These Halloween skeleton cookies are also great to make with kids. I’m sure that they love making the dough and creating spooky skeletons!
I saw other people baking skeleton cookies several times. Often made with just regular sugar cookie dough and sometimes made with chocolate cookies to get a brown color. But I think these black cookies work best for Halloween! You get the black color by using Black Cacao powder. It’s a super dark cacao powder that’s made from regular cacao powder and cacao butter.
For the shape of the cookies I used gingerbread man cookie cutters. Extra nice, because you can use them again for Christmas cookies!
Scroll down for the recipe of these Halloween Skeleton Cookies.
Recipe Halloween Skeleton Cookies
Ingredients (makes 15-20 cookies):
150 grams margarine
100 grams sugar
200 grams flour
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons black cacao powder
80 grams white chocolate
Mix all the ingredients in a food processor until you’ve got a crumbly dough. Knead the dough with your hands until it sticks together. Form a ball, wrap it with cling film and let it set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Dust your workspace with flour and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough until you’ve got a rectangle that’s 3-4 mm thick.
Use the gingerbread man cookie cutters to cut out as many cookies as possible. Put them on the baking sheet with a small space between them.
Bak the cookies for 15-18 minutes.
Let them cool on a rack.
Melt the chocolate au-bain-marie or in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
Pour the melted white chocolate in a piping bag or zip-lock bag and cut of a small triangle at the bottom. Decorate the bones on your cookies. Let them set.
You can save the cookies in an air-tight container for several days.