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Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

 Chocolate Skeleton Cookies
Put these cute treats out for your next ghost and goblin party and watch them disappear.--Lisa Rupple, Keenesburg, Colorado
36 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate
  • for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut
  • with a floured 3-in. gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place on greased
  • baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute
  • before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For icing, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk
  • until smooth. Cut a small hole in the corner of a resealable plastic
  • bag; fill with icing. Pipe skeleton bones on cookies. Yield: 3

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Chocolate Skeleton Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 138 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.