Skull Cookies

Skull Cookies
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
24 cookies
Recipe Info - Prep Time
15 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
12 min
Get creative with these Halloween-inspired Skull Cookies from Amanda Rettke of IAmBaker. Using refrigerated chocolate chip bar dough as a base, you can create your own special designs and patterns to make these cookie skulls as simple or scary as you'd like!


Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Step 2

Cut cookie dough in half and roll out one half onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes.

Step 3

Remove cookie cake from oven and rest in pan for 5 minutes. Using a skull cookie cutter, cut out skull cookie and move to a cooling rack.

Step 4

Spread 2 tablespoons of vanilla frosting over each cookie, covering almost to the edge.

Step 5

Put black frosting into plastic bag and cut off a very small portion of the tip. Pipe out the eyes, nose, and teeth onto the vanilla frosting.

Step 6

Divide up remaining vanilla frosting into 4 bowls and tint color of choice. (red, blue, green, and yellow work well). Place colored frosting into plastic bag and cut off a very small portion of the tip. Pipe desired pattern onto cookies.


Use left over cookie bits to create a chocolate chip cookie trifle. Place a layer of cookie bits in a glass and cover with frosting. Repeat until glass is full.


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