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Chocolate Skeleton Cookies Recipe

Course Chocolate Skeleton Cookies
Cuisine dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Author Melissa



  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp Corn Syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and cocoa powder
  • Slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture by spoonfuls at low speed, frequently scraping down sides.
  • Dust work area with cocoa powder or flour.
  • Roll dough to 1/4" thickness.
  • Cut out gingerbread man shapes and place on baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until set.
  • Let cookies cool in pan for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Mix powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag to pipe skeleton onto cookies.
  • Try not to get lines too close together so they don't run together.
  • Allow to sit for at least an hour for icing to get hard.