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Easy Halloween Chocolate Skeleton / Mummy Cookies

These cookies are so fun! Give yourself time to chill the dough, and then have fun cutting out your skeletons and mummies!


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup baking cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda


1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons milk


In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla.

In another medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa and baking soda. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with a gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place on a greased baking sheets and bake at 375F for 7-8 minutes or until set (I recommend setting a timer, it's tricky to see if the dark dough is burning). Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For icing, in a small bowl combine the confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Fill a plastic resealable bag or piping bag with icing and cut a small hole in tip. Pipe skeleton bones or mummy bandages on cookies and let cool until icing is set. Add eyes to the mummies with small candies. Store in a sealed container until serving. Yields about 24 cookies, depending on your cookie cutter size.

They will disappear fast!

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