Gingerbread Skeletons

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are just too cute! You will need gingerbread and/or animal cookie cutters. I think it would be fun to make the animal ones too. From Epicurious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter together. Add molasses and water.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, nutmeg, baking soda, ginger, and allspice. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet and blend until the dough holds together.
  3. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  5. Roll out dough 1/4" thick on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters and transfer to cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheets or cooling racks.
  8. Using the white decorating icing, decorate the cookies with "bones" so that they resemble skeletons.


Most Helpful

I used these with Dinosaur cookie cutters. They looked like cute! They were a big hit for My sons dinosaur birthday party! Thanks for sharing

Nikisilv December 15, 2009

such a cute idea!! I will be using the animal cookie cutters that came with the play doh!

Wild Thyme Flour October 29, 2009

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