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Black Skull Cookies

Black Skull Cookies

Published on: October 01, 2019

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If you want something simple but impressive this Halloween, make these skull-shaped chocolate cookies. You’ll only need a handful of ingredients you probably already have at home and a couple of minutes of your time to assemble them. These cookies are scrumptious and the skull shape is always a win on Halloween parties.

Black Skull Cookies

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10-11 min (plus inactive time)

Serves: 12 cookies




  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ⅓ cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 cup almond flour





  • 1In a small saucepot, combine half of the butter with the cocoa powder.
  • 2Set over medium heat and cook until the butter has melted. Stir until smooth.
  • 3In a mixing bowl, beat the remaining butter with powdered erythritol until smooth.
  • 4Fold in the egg yolk. Add vanilla at this point if using.


  • 5Fold in almond flour and stir until you get a smooth dough.
  • 6Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 7Preheat oven to 375F.


  • 8Roll the dough between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out the dough using a skull-shaped cookie cutter.
  • 9Transfer the dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • 10Bake for 10-11 minutes.
  • 11Cool the cookies on a wire rack for 10 minutes.


  • 12Make the icing. Combine the protein powder and almond milk in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture into a small icing bag and draw the eyes and skull teeth.
  • 13Let the icing set for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Tips & Tricks

  • You can use other cookie cutter molds for this recipe. Or simply make regular round cookies and draw spooky stuff with colorful sugar-free icing. Great ideas include spiders, blood drips, and pumpkin monsters.
  • The cookies are done when they still give to slight pressure at the center. Don’t worry, they’re firm up once cooled.
  • You can make sugar-free royal icing with a combination of almond milk, erythritol, and fiber syrup. Recipes can easily be found online.