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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