Sugared Skull Cookies

Scare up some fun with these Halloween cookies that the kids can help shape and bake!

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
Assorted colored sugars or candy sprinkles, as desired
Wooden sticks, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Reshape into log; refrigerate 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 For skulls, cut half of dough into 8 slices; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Refrigerate remaining dough until ready to use. At lower third of each cookie, using fingers, create 8 skulls by slightly pressing 1/2 inch in sides of dough, forming jaw of each skull. Using end of wooden spoon, make openings in cookies for eyes and nose. Sprinkle with sugars. Bake as directed on package. Immediately form teeth in jawbone using tines of fork. If needed, make openings bigger for eyes and nose, using table knife. Remove cookies to cooling rack.
  • 3 For bones, cut remaining dough into 8 slices; shape each to 5 x 1/2 inch. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Using fingers, press each end in slightly to form V. Sprinkle with sugars. Bake as directed on package. Remove to cooling rack. Immediately reshape into bone shape, if needed.
  • 1 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Reshape into log; refrigerate 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 For skulls, cut half of dough into 8 slices; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Refrigerate remaining dough until ready to use. At lower third of each cookie, using fingers, create 8 skulls by slightly pressing 1/2 inch in sides of dough, forming jaw of each skull. Using end of wooden spoon, make openings in cookies for eyes and nose. Sprinkle with sugars. Bake as directed on package. Immediately form teeth in jawbone using tines of fork. If needed, make openings bigger for eyes and nose, using table knife. Remove cookies to cooling rack.
  • 3 For bones, cut remaining dough into 8 slices; shape each to 5 x 1/2 inch. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Using fingers, press each end in slightly to form V. Sprinkle with sugars. Bake as directed on package. Remove to cooling rack. Immediately reshape into bone shape, if needed.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To create a cookie on a stick, insert a 1-inch wooden stick into the bottom of each skull cookie before baking.

Use a toothpick to draw scary teeth, eyes and a nose.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie (without decorations)
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.