Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 6mins
YIELD: 36 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream butter, shortening and sugar together.
  • Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add baking powder and salt and mix again.
  • Stir in the cocoa until well blended.
  • Add flour 1 cup at a time.
  • ** IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE COOKIES RIGHT AWAY, ADD 3 1/2 cups flour. If you are going to “chill” the dough, or just wait for another day to make your cookies, STOP AT 3 cups.
  • Roll out on lightly floured surface to 3/8 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
  • Bake at 375 F for 6 1/2 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from cookie sheet.
  • Using a #2 tip, pipe white frosting in skeleton patterns.
  • Let frosting dry 24 hours before stacking.
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