The Partiologist: Chocolate Bones!

Chocolate Bones!

I can't believe I didn't get all my Halloween projects finished!  Okay, I believe it...because I don't think I would ever get time to finish the projects that are creeping around in my mind.  It's a scary place, my mind.
 
One of the things I wanted to do since last Halloween was make chocolate skeleton bones.  Several ways came to mind, but I needed easy, something to take to my neighbor's for game night.  Using chocolate cookie dough made the perfect background for the royal icing bones.
 
Chocolate Bones!

It was a miracle I didn't eat them all.  You know me and chocolate, we're like besties!
 
Because I needed them the same night, I stacked them before they were completely dry.
 
Which I don't recommend doing because you'll have squished bones, like what happened to the ones on the bottom.
 
I've had this set of cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma for a few years.  (Although they are no longer available from Williams Sonoma, I found a set on e-bay)  I'm showing a link to another type of skeleton cutter below.
 
Cut the cookie with one side and them press with the imprint side. 

Once the cookies are baked, let cool completely.
 
Fill icing bag with white royal icing.
 
Begin filling in the imprint with the royal icing until all the bones are decorated.
 
Let set overnight until completely dry.

Chocolate Cut Out Sugar Cookies

by The Partiologist


Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Instructions
In a medium mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add the egg, vanilla and almond, mix until incorporated.
Sift the flour with the cocoa and add to butter mixture.
Mix until combined.
Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2-3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Remove the dough from refrigerator and let soften.
Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out desired shapes.
Bake on parchment paper for 8 - 10 minutes or until slightly browned.
Remove from oven and let cool.

For Royal Icing tips and tricks, check out Sugarbelle's recipe HERE.
 
Remember when I said I was going to my neighbor's house for game night?
 
Well, she had the cutest Halloween pencils ever!  I couldn't wait to share them with you.
 
Didn't I say they were the cutest??
 
And you won't believe how she made them, or maybe you will.
 
By breaking off the bottom of a cupcake topper and inserting the pick into the pencil eraser.
 
Genius, right??  So cute and so simple, you still have time to make them for your Halloween parties this weekend.
 
And I loved how she matched the topper with the color of the pencil.
 
To all you Ghosts and Goblins...
 
Happy Haunting!
 
 


11 comments :

  1. I love your cookies! Those cutters make decorating so simple! LOVE this tutorial Kim! Pinning now!

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    1. Thank you Lisa and thank you for pinning!

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  2. So fun, the contrast between the white and chocolate works perfectly and the pencils are a great idea too! Cindi

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    1. Thank you, I thought the chocolate would make a nice contrast!

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  3. Those are adorable!!!! I bet they were the hit of the party!! from, twobeautifulgirls

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    1. Thank you so much, they were all gone by the time I left!

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  4. no bones about it, the cookies are the bomb! and i have those cupcake toppers that are now going to be pencil toppers things to your friend :>D!

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    1. I am thinking all my cupcake picks are soon to be pencil toppers! LOL Thank you Lisa!

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  5. Dem bones! And chocolate no less! Your cookies are creepy and yet cute at the same time. :)

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    1. A few bones went missing before the party...because they were chocolate! LOL

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  6. I look forward to seeing all the projects you didn't get done this year, next Halloween. If they are as cool as these cookies, I know I'm going to love them.

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