Creepy Coffin Cookies

Have you decorated Halloween cookies, yet? Let me show you some of my favorite spooky cookies...coffin cookies complete with skeletons!

These would also be perfect for Dia De Los Muertos! (Thank you for reminding me, AJ!)

This idea comes from Martha Stewart (like all good ideas). :)

The bones are made using Americolor Avocado, just a bit. The resulting color turns out to be a really cool pale ghostly the color of something that is glow-in-the-dark, but not glowing. Anyone know what I mean?

To make them:

  • Pipe a coffin shape in black icing, using a #2 tip. (AmeriColor Super Black)
  • Thin black icing with water to a consistency of syrup. Cover with a damp towel and let sit several minutes.
  • Run a rubber spatula through the icing to pop air bubbles that have formed on top. Transfer to a squeeze bottle.

  • Fill in the coffins with the thinned black flood icing.
  • Let dry at least 1 hour.
  • Using a #2 tip and light green icing, pipe a skeleton shape on the coffins. (AmeriColor Avocado)

  • {I start with the hips...I don't know why.}

    {Next, the legs and feet.}

    {Head, backbone and tailbone(?)..any doctors in the house?}

    {The neck bone's connected to the shoulder bone, the shoulder bone's connected to the arm bone...}

    {..and the ribs.}

  • Using the the black piping icing and a #2 tip, make eyes and a mouth on the face.
  • Let the cookies dry overnight.

{You can even add a little sanding sugar on the bones if you'd like. I did a few this way last year, but decided I liked them better plain. Martha sparkled hers.}

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  1. cutest skeletons ive ever seen!

  2. Wow Bridget, you make it look so easy.....those skeletons are perfect!!!!! They are sooooo cool...

    Thanks for the tips!!!


  3. CUTE!! Love your step by step-thanks for the tips!!

  4. those turned out GREAT!! Mine would look nothing like that! LOL I'm not that patient! LOL


  5. I love your step-by-step with the sugar cookies! I'm just starting out and I love actually seeing the steps! Keep them coming!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I want to come trick-or-treating at your house! Those skeletons are adorable, and I love the step-by-step instructions for how to pipe them.

  7. These are one of my favorite designs of yours!

  8. I love those! Great design for Days of the Dead.

  9. These are soo cute! Thanks for the step-by-step says the new girl =) But first I need to make the spiderweb cookies.

  10. So cute. Thanks for your step-by-step directions. So helpful for new cookie icers.

  11. Oh my goodness, you've done it again! I lalalaLOVE your site. Do you mind if I re-post this one on my blog and credit back to you as well? You are amazing.

  12. Now those are the bomb! I'm gonna tweet this page for sure.

    Thanks for swinging by my blog for the Pioneer Woman cookbook review, though I don't know how you're holding out till book signing. This is really a beautiful cookbook and filled with even more photography that we've not seen on her blog. You will LOVE it!

  13. I'm with Bea! You do make it look so easy... Master-decorator, that you are!

    If you can stand a dumb-question, I'll ask one... What shape is the cutter you used for the coffin?

    As always, Thank YOU!

  14. I made Halloween cookies but they don't look as pretty as yours. Maybe someday I'll have time to work on cookies like yours. Your site definitely inspires me. Oh, & I like the sanding on the skeletons. I don't know why. ;-) Love your site!

  15. J + S...that's great. Sure, if you link back that is always fine. :)

    Mary...LOL. I know, it's going to be hard! THX for the tweet.

    Duchess (Janet)'s a coffin cutter, LOL! :) I think I got it at a local shop here.

  16. I didn't know skeletons could be cute.

    But yours are ;D

  17. Bridget!
    You are just fabulous for posting those one step at a time pics! I am telling and your friend from "We are That Family" need to publish a book!
    I'd buy it BIG time!
    You could have all of your step by step pics...Would be a fabulous resource!
    Happy Cookie Icing!

  18. Bridget,


  19. You never cease to amaze me... Love these cookies! Perfectly spooky :)

  20. Wow...amazing decorating! you make everything look so easy!

  21. I wish I could do cookies like you. It's amazing:)

  22. those are so cute! (and spooky - ha)

  23. Awesome coffin cookies, they look very cute, I dont know why I dont see any creepiness in these cookies.

  24. These are little creepy don´t you think? Although one have to say that they are done very well... But still creepy...

  25. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome info! I am looking forward to see more postsby you! bizarre news stories


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