Bittersweet Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

Bittersweet Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

By Mom Foodie

Won't these little chocolate skeleton cookies be adorable at your child's Halloween party? Make a batch to bring to work or school as well.

Ingredients for the Cookies:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour

  • ¾ cup unsweetened dark cocoa

  • ½ tsp salt

Cookie recipe adapted from Cooking Light


  1. Cream together the sugar, butter, oil & vanilla.

  2. Beat eggs, then mix in. Add flour, cocoa & salt, and mix well.

  3. Knead dough then roll out between sheets of plastic wrap.

  4. Chill dough for about ½ an hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 350.

  6. Powder surface lightly with cocoa powder, and peel back plastic wrap to lay out dough sheet. Cut out gingerbread man shapes and place on baking sheets.

  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until set.

  8. Let cookies cool in pan for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack to finish cooling.

Ingredients for the Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 Tbsp milk

  • 1 Tbsp corn syrup


  1. Mix powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup in a small bowl until smooth.

  2. Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag to pipe the skeleton shape onto cookies.

  3. Leave space between the lines or they will run together.

  4. Leave cookies undisturbed for at least an hour for icing to set.

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