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These darling little skeletons are a great example of a fun tabletop decoration that is edible, too. Create a holiday cookie basket filled with these chocolate skeleton cookies and you will be a hit with every little goblin in attendance, no bones about it.
The ingredients for this recipe are:
1-cup butter, softened
½ cup packed brown sugar
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
2 –3/4 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup baking soda
1-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons milk
You will need two mixing bowls for this recipe, one large and one small. In addition, you will need a rolling pin, gingerbread boy shaped cookie cutter and a rolling cloth for rolling the dough out.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Using the rolling pin, lightly flour your working surface and begin to roll the dough, to approximately 1/8-inch thickness. Using the gingerbread boy cookie cutter cut the dough and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake the cookies for 7-8 minutes, allowing them to cool for one minute prior to removing them from the baking sheet. If you are more comfortable, slide the cookies and the parchment paper onto the cooling rack to cool completely. Once cookies have cooled, remove from the parchment paper.
When the cookies are completely cooled, it is time to make the icing skeletons on each cookie. To do this, you will need a small bowl, confectioners sugar and milk. Mix the two until smooth, and then pour into a resealable plastic bag. Cut a small corner is the very bottom of the bag; pipe the icing skeleton on the top surface of each cookie. Allow to dry before attempting to stack or store.