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Jack Skellington Cookies

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Jack Skellington Cookies are so perfect for a night of watching The Nightmare Before Christmas! It’s one of our favorite Halloween movies. Do you love it, too? 

We have a bunch more recipes featuring our favorite skeleton below. I’m so excited fall is finally here and we can start watching Halloween movies!

Jack Skellington Cookies

Jack Skellington Cookies

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 C of unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 C Powder sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 C of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • Cookie Cutter: Medium size circle

Icing Ingredients

  1. 4 egg whites
  2. 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  3. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  4. 4 1/2 C powder sugar
  5. Black gel food coloring
  6. 2 disposable piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip
  7. 1 squeeze bottles

Jack Skellington Cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  3. Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg and mix until combined and creamy
  4. Using a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda and cream of tarter
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed
  6. Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined
  7. Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
  8. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  9. Cut out 12 circles and place onto a cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  11. Repeat steps until completely out of dough
  12. Let cookies cool completely

Royal Icing Directions

  1. Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
  2. Scoop 1 C of icing into another bowl and mix in a few drops of black gel coloring. Add in a few more drops of black to get the shade you want.
  3. Scoop some white icing and black icing into the piping bags and set aside
  4. Add in a few tablespoons of water into the remaining white icing and mix until combined
  5. Pour the white icing into the squeeze bottle
  6. Using the white piping bag, pipe a outline around the cookies
  7. Fill in with the thinner white icing
  8. Let cookies dry overnight
  9. Using the black piping bag, pipe the detail of Jack Skellington’s eyes onto the cookie and fill in
  10. Pipe a line for a smile onto the bottom part of the cookie
  11. Pipe small lines for stitching onto the line for the smile
  12. Let cookies dry for an hour before enjoying your awesome Jack Skellington Cookies!

Jack Skellington Cookies

Servings: 12 cookies

Jack Skellington Cookies

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
 
Jack Skellington Cookies are so perfect for a night of watching The Nightmare Before Christmas! It’s one of our favorite Halloween movies. Do you love it, too? 

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 1/2 C Powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter

Icing:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/2 C powder sugar
  • Black gel food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  3. Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg and mix until combined and creamy
  4. Using a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda and cream of tarter
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed
  6. Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined
  7. Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
  8. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  9. Cut out 12 circles and place onto a cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  11. Repeat steps until completely out of dough
  12. Let cookies cool completely

Royal Icing:

  1. Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
  2. Scoop 1 C of icing into another bowl and mix in a few drops of black gel coloring. Add in a few more drops of black to get the shade you want.
  3. Scoop some white icing and black icing into the piping bags and set aside
  4. Add in a few tablespoons of water into the remaining white icing and mix until combined
  5. Pour the white icing into the squeeze bottle
  6. Using the white piping bag, pipe a outline around the cookies
  7. Fill in with the thinner white icing
  8. Let cookies dry overnight
  9. Using the black piping bag, pipe the detail of Jack Skellington's eyes onto the cookie and fill in
  10. Pipe a line for a smile onto the bottom part of the cookie
  11. Pipe small lines for stitching onto the line for the smile
  12. Let cookies dry for an hour before enjoying.
Nutrition Facts
Jack Skellington Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Potassium 122mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 84g 28%
Sugars 58g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 10%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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