- 8 oz of butter
- 11.5 oz of flour
- 8 oz of sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp of decaffeinated soluble coffee
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of vanilla essence
- 2 oz of cocoa powder
- 12 oz of icing sugar
- 2 large pasteurized white eggs
Everyone love cookies, but as they are too caloric and hard work we reserve them for special occasion, Halloween is one of them. These funny chocolate skeleton cookies are very simple and originals to surprise more than one.
A handy trick to make the cookies without investing large amounts of icing to decorate is to dye the dough itself. Using cocoa powder in contrast with the icing will simulate the little bones of the skeletons.
See how to make chocolate skeleton cookies:
1. With a beater mix the butter with the sugar until you get a creamy and smooth texture. Add the vanilla, egg and salt and beat some more. Add the flour, decaffeinated coffee and cocoa, beating until the dough is smooth.
2. Separate the dough in two or three portions and wrap each in plastic. Cool in the fridge for at least an hour. Preheat the oven to 180º and prepare the trays, greasing or covering with parchment paper. Sprinkle a little flour on a clean work surface.
3. Working with a portion of dough at a time, stretch with a rolling, leaving a thickness of about 5 mm. cut out cookies using a suitable mold, and spread them on the trays, leaving space between them. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges begin to darken, wait a couple of minutes outside the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
4. To make the icing, sift the icing sugar first and reserve it in a bowl. Separately beat the egg white with 1/3 of the sugar. Gradually add the rest of the sugar, beating at medium-high speed until you get a thick and smooth texture.
5. Decorate cookies with glaze using a pastry bag. To fill the skulls will be easier if you mix the icing with a little water. Let dry before storing in an airtight container.
Alright, we finish to make chocolate skeleton cookies, now its time to eat and delight.