Skeleton Chocolate Cut Out Cookie

Bake these cookies for a spooky Halloween treat
Skeleton Chocolate Cut Out Cookie


Aren't these the cutest cookies?

Need something totally spooky and delicious to serve this Halloween? Try these easy chocolate skeleton cookies.


  • 1 1/4 Cup butter
  • 2 1/4 Cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 11 Teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder, and mix well. Wrap dough in waxed paper and chill for 2-3 hours.

Divide dough in half. Roll out each half thinly. Cut with gingerbread man cookie cutters. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Decorate with icing to create your skeletons.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.