These Bones Cookies are spooky and sweet! They make for the perfect Halloween treat!
It’s Halloween: we heard that creepy is in style.
When it comes to different celebrations, I am all about the desserts. Remember those Witch Finger Cookies I made a couple of weeks ago? Well, today I’m back in action – and this time with a bag o’ bones!
Well actually, a plateful of bones – and they’re made of sugar cookies.
In fact, it’s all thanks to those Witch Finger Cookies that I got inspired for my latest treat. I really enjoyed the creative aspect behind such a simple recipe. Sugar cookies are normally baked into flat shapes, but molding and sculpting them brings out so much originality! I started brainstorming different shapes for Halloween. Then, it occurred to me – why not shape them into dusty bones?!
I love the fact that this recipe does not require any tools or cookie cutters. All it takes is a bit of imagination (and some simple shaping). Then, voilà! The spookiest (and sweetest!) Halloween treat to serve to your ghoulish guests.
Here’s how to make a batch of your own:
How to Make Bones Cookies for Halloween
1 stick butter (about ½ cup), softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups a/p flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
12-14 oz. white fondant
Yields: 8-10 cookies
Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and egg until creamy.
Add vanilla and mix some more.
In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, while beating on low speed.
Increase speed to high until cookie dough forms.
Roll cookie dough into a large sphere and wrap with plastic.
Place in refrigerator and chill overnight.
Remove wrapped cookie dough from refrigerator and let sit for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
To assemble one cookie, start by rolling out 4 small spheres from the cookie dough, about ½ an inch in diameter.
Squeeze two sphere together and pinch at one end, creating a heart shape. Repeat for remaining two cookie dough spheres.
Roll out a log of cookie dough, about ½ an inch thick and 3 inches long.
Attach heart shapes on either end of cookie dough log.
Repeat to make 8 to 10 bone cookies.
Place each bone cookie on lined baking sheet and bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are light, golden brown.
Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.
For each cookie, roll out a large piece of fondant (about 3 oz.) with a rolling pin until it’s ¼ inch thick.
Cover one cookie and press to hug the shape. Trim the edges, leaving an inch circumference to fold underneath.
Score the fondant-covered cookie and brush cocoa powder to give it an old, spooky look.
Serve and enjoy!
What do you think of these cookies? What are your favorite Halloween treats?
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GiGi Eats says
So cute and creative! This holiday always reminds me of how NOT creative I am! hahahahaha!
Amber Myers says
These are fun! I know my kids will get a kick out of making them. We might have to try this weekend!
robin rue says
What a cute idea for Halloween! I just know that my kids will love these!
Brianne Tursi Manz says
This is an awesome cookie idea for Halloween! The kids will love taking these to school.
Those are so simple and fun to do! I know my kiddo would love doing something like this so I think for Halloween we just might.
Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers says
Those are super cute and my kids would love them. I will have to make these with the kids this weekend.
Jamie H says
Definitely spooky treats, here! And I bet that they taste delicious, as well! Thanks for the recipe!
Those bones look legit, the perfect snack-decor for Halloween! I think a dog may even mistake it for a real dog bone.
These would be so much fun to bring to a Halloween party. Can’t wait to give them a try.
These are such a fun Halloween treat! These would be perfect for the Halloween party I am going to next week.
Gervin Khan says
Oh, I love this cute idea and this is definitely a perfect treats to prepare for the kids on this Halloween, thank you for sharing your recipe!
Ruth I says
I like how you played with your creativity. It looks like an actual bone, it’s so realistic. This is a must try.
Melissa Dixon says
I love the way that these turned out. What a cool idea. I need to make some of these for our Halloween movie night, I bet they would be a big hit.
Terri Steffes says
They look so real! I would eat the whole batch. Once I get started on a sweet, I have to finish it. 🙂
Danielle Fox says
such a spooky treat. I would love to make these for my kids halloween party at school. I am pinning this to save
Spooky bone cookies looks really cute, great for Halloween parties.
Nikka Shae says
This is too creative! My kids loves cookies and they would have so much fun making these!
Monica Y says
Adding this to our Halloween party menu, they look easy to prepare and delicious