I have a weakness for decorated cookies, but since they are very caloric and give me a lot of work I reserve them for special occasions. Halloween is the perfect excuse to get your hands on the dough, and we don't have to complicate ourselves a lot to get some original cookies. These funny chocolate skeletons They are very simple and will surely surprise more than one.
A very practical trick to make themed cookies without having to invest in large amounts of icing to decorate them is to dye the dough itself. Using good cocoa powder we will have dark cookies very appropriate for Halloween, which also contrast very well with the white of the glasa that will simulate the bones of the skeletons. So we will have some cookies decorated without using dyes, and they are also delicious.
Ingredients for about 30 cookies
- For the cookies: 225 grams of butter at room temperature, 325 grams of flour, 225 grams of sugar, 1 egg L, a teaspoon of decaffeinated coffee, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence, 50 grams of cocoa powder .
- For the glaze: 300-400 gr of icing sugar, 2 pasteurized L egg whites.
How to make Halloween cookies
With the help of a rod blender, Beat the butter with the sugar until you get a very creamy and smooth texture. Add the essence of vanilla, egg and salt and beat a little more. Add the flour, decaffeinated coffee and cocoa, beating until a homogeneous dough is obtained.
Separate into two or three portions and wrap each in plastic kitchen film. Let cool in the fridge for at least one hour. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and prepare some trays, greasing them or covering them with sulfurized paper. Sprinkle some flour on a clean work surface.
Working a portion of dough each time, stretch well with a roller, leaving a thickness of about 5 mm. Trim the cookies using a suitable mold, and distribute in the trays, leaving a little space between them. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until the edges begin to darken. Wait a couple of minutes out of the oven and let cool completely on a rack.
To make the glaze, first sift the icing sugar and set aside in a bowl. Apart, beat the egg whites with 1/3 of the sugar. Gradually add the rest of the sugar, beating at medium-high speed until a thick and homogeneous texture is achieved.
Decorate the cold cookies with the icing using a pastry bag or similar utensil. To fill the skulls it will be easier if we water a little glasa with some water. Let dry completely before storing them in an airtight container.
Processing time | 50 minutes for dough plus rest
Difficulty | Easy
These sweets chocolate skeletons for Halloween They are a bane for any sweetie. Slightly crispy, with its great cocoa aroma, they are great to accompany a glass of milk at snack time. Although why fool us, they are delicious at any time of the day. Well presented in a beautiful package, they are an ideal gift for young and old.