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Bones & Blood

 Bones & Blood
Like a zombie, you'll be desperate for more of these bone-shaped cookies and dip. Fight nicely over them—no biting! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
40 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash salt
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • SAUCE:
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jelly
  • Red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for
  • 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the flour, almonds, cinnamon, cloves
  • and nutmeg.
  • Add the vanilla, cream of tartar, salt and food coloring, if desired,
  • to the egg whites. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until
  • stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in flour

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Directions (continued)

  • mixture.
  • Cut a 1/2-in. hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag. Fill bag
  • with egg white mixture. Pipe 4-in. logs onto parchment-lined baking
  • sheets. Pipe two 1/2-in. balls at both ends of each log. Bake at
  • 300° for 25-30 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove to
  • wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the cream, chocolate chips
  • and jelly. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals until melted;
  • stir until smooth. Tint red if desired. Cool to room temperature and
  • serve with bones. Refrigerate leftover sauce. Yield: 40 cookies (2
  • cups sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 1 bone with 2 teaspoons sauce equals 78 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.