15-Minute Gingerbread Skeleton Cookies
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15-Minute Gingerbread Skeleton Cookies

Gingerbread Skeleton Halloween Cookies

Perfect for Halloween, these cute cookies are easy to make and fun to decorate.

  • Total Time

    3

    hrs

  • Prep Time

    15

    Mins

  • Bake Time

    10

    Mins

  • Cool Time

    35

    Mins

  • Chill Time

    2

    hrs

  • Servings

    12

    people

  • Ingredients

    8

    items


Making these gingerbread skeleton cookies for your Day of the Dead or Halloween party is a snap when you use boxed cake mix. Let the kids help decorate these little men, and you’ve got a tasty and spooktacular treat!

Ingredients

1

package spice cake mix

1 ¼ cups

all purpose flour (plus a little extra for rolling out the dough)

2

large eggs

⅓ cup

vegetable oil

⅓ cup

dark molasses

3 tsp

dried ground ginger

1 can

ready-made white frosting (16 oz)

icing, candies and other sweets for decorating


directions

Step 1

Blend cake mix, flour, eggs, oil, molasses and ginger in a large mixing bowl. Remove dough from bowl, divide in half and place in two Ziploc® brand bags or wrap separately in Saran™ Premium Wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly flour a work surface and place half of the dough in the center. Cover with parchment paper or waxed paper and roll dough to ¼-inch thickness. Cut with gingerbread man cookie cutters. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 3

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before decorating. Repeat procedure with remaining refrigerated dough.

Step 4

Spread frosting on each of the cookies and decorate with candy.


Chef’s Note

Make Ziploc® brand bags into piping bags! First, to make different colors, divide frosting into separate Ziploc® brand bags and add a few drops of desired food coloring to each bag. (You can reserve one bag for white frosting.) Knead the sealed bags to mix the colors completely. Push the frosting into the corner of the bag and snip off a corner (very small for dots, and a little bigger for writing and outlining), and pipe away!


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 gingerbread skeleton

Calories

490

Calories From Fat

180

Total Fat

20g

Saturated Fat

4.5g

Trans Fat

2.5g

Cholesterol

30mg

Sodium

400mg

Total Carbohydrates

73g

Dietary Fiber

1g

Sugars

45g

Protein

5g