Spiced Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

Makes 30-40 Prep Time 45 minutes   Cook Time 15 minutes   Rated:    
by Tenina Holder

Spooky 2020

Boo! It is Halloween again and although the scariest thing in 2020 is actually, 2020, these cookies will go the spooky distance. HOW CUTE ARE THEY?

We used activated charcoal to get the cookies super dark, but if you don't have that handy, you can use the darkest cocoa you can find, and also the dark sugar and coffee add to the colour. They will still look pretty good!

I admit it takes a bit of patience to get the frosting right. But we do have a great Royal Icing recipe that works like a charm...so how scary can they be right? We just LOVED them!

If you are not doTERRAised yet, by all means sub in the ground version of everything spicy and orange zest for the Wild Orange Oil.

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1  

Place butter, sugars, vanilla and espresso powder if using into the Thermomix bowl and blend 20 sec/speed 8.

2  

Insert the butterfly. Whip 2 min/Butterfly/speed 3/MC off. Remove butterfly and scrape down sides of the bowl. The mixture will not be entirely the same colour, but it doesn't matter.

3  

Add all other ingredients but the royal icing and blend 20 sec/speed 4 with the aid of you Thermomix spatula.

4  

Knead 1 min/dough setting.

5  

Tip out onto floured Silpat mat and form a large flat disc. Wrap and place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Longer is OK.

6  

Meanwhile prepare two trays with baking paper and cut two extra pieces of baking paper and leave them on the bench. Get your cookie cutter ready and have a little extra flour handy.

7  

Preheat oven to 180°C.

8  

Cut the chilled dough in half and return one half to the fridge.

9  

Roll it out between the two sheets of baking paper to about a half centimetre thickness. Remove the top sheet of baking paper and cut your shapes. Remove to the lined trays.

10  

Bake exactly 15 minutes. Leave cookies on the trays until completely cooled before removing and repeat with all remaining dough.

11  

Make the royal icing as directed. When the cookies are cool, go for it! We suggest getting a great picture from Pinterest to copy as this will make it easier.

12  

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. You want them to be crisp when you eat them.

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