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Halloween Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 cookies
Calories: 160kcal
Make spooky season special with these ghoulish texture modified cookies.
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For the Cookies

  • 175 g plain flour
  • 30 g unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 g salt
  • 75 g unsalted butter
  • 125 g icing sugar
  • 1 large egg

For Shaping

For the Buttercream Icing

  • 110 g icing sugar
  • 90 g unsalted butter, soft


Chocolate Cookies

  • Whisk the flour, cocoa, salt and cinnamon together.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add the eggs in 2 batches, scraping after each addition.
  • Add in the flour mixture (step 1) and mix until combined.
  • Divide the dough in half. Wrap both halves in plastic wrap, flatten them into discs, and allow them to chill in the fridge for one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 160 °C. On a flour-coated surface, roll out the cooled dough discs to a quarter-inch thickness, then bake them in the oven for about 12 minutes (or until the dough springs back to the touch).
  • Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.

Shaped Cookies

  • Line a shallow baking tray with baking paper or a double layer of plastic wrap.
  • Blitz the cookies into fine crumbs, then add the crumbs to a bowl.
  • In a saucepan, combine the milk and Shape It Powder. Bring the saucepan to a boil over a medium heat and then simmer it for two minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour the milk-Shape It mixture over the crumb mixture and blend the two together until smooth. Ensure all crumbs are completely saturated.
  • Immediately pour the mixture into the baking tray, flatten it out, and refrigerate it until set.
  • Cut out the set mixture using gingerbread cookie cutters.

Buttercream Icing

  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add the icing sugar as you mix. Once the icing sugar is fully incorporated, beat the mixture for 5–10 minutes until it is light and fluffy.
  • Pipe the mixture onto your human-shaped cookies to make skeletons.


Serving: 50g | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.9g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 6.2g | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.3mg