How to Make Día de Los Muertos Cookies
This skeleton cookie recipe is a fun (and tasty) way to celebrate Halloween, Día de Los Muertos, or just the spooky season!
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Tip: You can save the royal icing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Use thicker royal icing when you want to create thin lines.
Decorating the Cookies
Step 1: Fit a pastry bag with a small round piping tip and fill with several spoonfuls of white royal icing. Starting with the head, draw a skull shape and fill, then create the sternum down the center. Repeat on the rest of your cookies.
Step 2: Pipe the shoulders and arms and then add 3 ribs to each side, and finally the leg bones. Repeat on all cookies.
Step 3: Mix a drop of black food coloring into a few spoonfuls of royal icing and mix. Fill a new piping bag with the grey icing. Pipe the cavities for the eyes and dots all around, then an upside-down heart for a nose, skull decorations, and the mouth/teeth. Dot the ends of each bone and all down the center of the sternum. Repeat on all cookies.
Step 4: Mix a couple drops of pink food coloring into a few spoonfuls of royal icing and mix. Fill a new piping bag with the pink icing. Pipe a heart in the center of the skull and freckles on the cheeks. Repeat on all cookies
I use muted colors to keep the cookies cute and happy and I added the freckles because I have freckles. You can use whatever colors and customize them however you like. Enjoy your Día de los Muertos cookies, and for more fun cookies and treats like these, visit bakingbean.com.