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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.