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Boneyard Cookies Recipe

Boneyard Cookies Recipe

"With a pinch of 'spook,' these yummy cookies are an eye-catcher at any ghoul-rrific party," says Celena Cantrell-Richardson of Eau Claire, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:34 servings


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • 16 to 18 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cornstarch. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Shape dough into a ball; flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • 3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-1/2-in. bone-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 4. On the bottoms of half the cookies, spread 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon jam down the center; top with remaining cookies.
  • 5. In a microwave, melt white chocolate at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  • 6. Dip each cookie in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 34 sandwich cookies.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 155 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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Roxyfox User ID: 5996506 81494
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"Delicious! I substituted rice flour, and used raspberry rhubarb jam instead."

stiner0305 User ID: 2864444 99918
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"but i used scooby snacks they were much easier to make and kids liked them just the same. if you want the extra sweetness just dip the cookie in jam :)"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 169224
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"Very brittle cookie that does not do well with re-rolling the dough. I'd also use vanilla instead of the almond flavor. I used homemade strawberry jam instead of the raspberry and Wilton Candy melts (1 bag) instead of the white chocolate squares. Mine didn't turn out as pretty as the picture, but they tasted okay.

I think it would be better and easier to get the chocolate to stay on if it was done with thin cake layers (like layered petit fours), with jam in between, cut out, frozen, and then dipped in chocolate."

dlynnebe User ID: 2900001 133825
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"3 stars for the idea.But I would use scooby snack cookies and dip in melted white chocolate.Simple!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2086751 169223
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"For a great tasting cookie, everyone should use their own favorite cut-out cookie recipe and proceed from there. Then, it is a good cookie. The idea itself is great."

bonnietay4 User ID: 4174192 81493
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"I think Jam = Marrow inside bones which is blood like"

Kimmer66 User ID: 3383794 172470
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"I like the concept but would dip the cookies singley w/o the jam. Don't really understand the concept of the jam. Bones are solid."

janessa26 User ID: 3297677 98626
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2008

"I made these cookies. They were very time consuming, didn't look like the picture AT ALL when I was done and didn't even taste good. I was very disappointed."

Ann52501 User ID: 2846863 77868
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2008

"I would try this, but I am not talented enough. I could see if my daughter can try this."

Derek10229 User ID: 3493175 169222
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008


Derek10229 User ID: 3493175 97916
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Derek10229 User ID: 3493175 77864
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008


Derek10229 User ID: 3493175 154242
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"lokes good"

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