Gingerbread skeletons are perfect for kids Halloween party foods. Imagine how much fun the kids would have decorating them and then biting their little heads off. To make them even more fun add a little red food coloring and make some dripping blood. Oh, how frightful! Thank you Brandy Warnick of Federalsburg, MD for another great recipe.
- Cream together softened butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until well combined. Add egg and beat until light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl blend together all dry ingredients including spices.
- Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture until evenly mixed and ball of dough forms (add extra flour if needed. Dough will be tacky).
- If you plan on using cookie cutters, cool dough and turn out onto a well floured area.
- Preheat oven to 375°F once dough is cooled.
- Roll chilled dough out onto well floured surface until about 1/8 inch thick and cut into whichever shape you choose.
- Grease and flour a cookie sheet keeping in mind that these cookies will expand some, so try to keep them at least 1/2 inch apart on the cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-12 minutes. Cookies are done when just barely golden around the edges.
- To keep them crisp cool them on a wire rack.
- Decorate once cooled and enjoy!
Cooking time: 8-12 minutes