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Boneyard Cookies

"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
  • Makes
    34 sandwich cookies


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 large 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


  • 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.
  • Shape dough into a ball; flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • 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.
  • On the bottoms of half the cookies, spread 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon jam down the center; top with remaining cookies.
  • In a microwave, melt white chocolate at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  • Dip each cookie in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
Nutrition 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
    Nov 7, 2012

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

  • stiner0305
    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
    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
    Oct 25, 2009

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

  • dmesper
    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
    Oct 3, 2009

    I think Jam = Marrow inside bones which is blood like

  • Kimmer66
    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
    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
    Oct 21, 2008

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

  • Derek10229
    Oct 20, 2008