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These Jack Skellington Cookies Are Easy To Make

Anyone worth their Halloween salt is a fan of Jack Skellington and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. No, no, it’s true.

I mean, Jack Skellington is the king of Halloween town, after all.

And if it isn’t, I don’t want to know. I’m such a HUGE Nightmare Before Christmas fan that basically if it involves Jack or Sally, I want it. I Neeeeeed it.

These Jack Skellington Cookies are amazingly Nightmarish and will be the perfect treats for your family, friends, mail carrier, and strangers on the street this Halloween. Have fun!

By the way, if you want to make an oogie boogie cookie, I usually just use a ghost cookie cutter and green frosting. People usually get the idea, even if it isn’t totally perfect, but I like to thing that’s how oogie would want it.

But if you want to make oogie’s revenge cookies or lock shock and barrel cookies, I suggest these cookie cutters here.

Jack Skellington Cookies

Make: Your Very Own Jack Skellington Charger Plate

What You Need To Make Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Cookies:

For Cookies:

  • 5 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs

For Icing:

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

(For these cookies you will have to make two bowls of icing leaving one for icing the cookies).

Other:

Jack Skellington Cookies

How To Make Jack Skellington Cookies:

Cookie Directions:

Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.

Add all 4 eggs at one time…Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.

Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.

Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.

Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter.

Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your round cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie  to the parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes.  Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.

Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.  (About 10 minutes).

Icing Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)

If icing is  not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.

Leave icing in large bowl. Add several drops of black gel food coloring mixing well.

Spoon the icing into a frosting bag with a #5 tip…. twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.

Basic Directions For Icing:

Follow the colors and accent colors as displayed on each cookie.

First step for each cookie is to outline them .

Allow the icing outline  at least  30 seconds to dry before filling the  body of the cookie in with the other icing*. ( After outlining all of these cookies you  squeeze some the remaining icing into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency .) Leave some of the  icing in the frosting bag for additional accent work on each of the cookies. Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.

Make The Jack Skellington Face:

Using either the cookie or an example from Google to use as your pattern for the faces on the iced cookies.

Begin by outlining the eyes first then fill them in. Make two small lines for the nose.  For each of the mouths mark the long line curved first then add the small markings for the stitches. Remember you want his mouth to kind of have a rag doll feel.

Set these aside and allow to completely dry about 5+ hours.

Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies

Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies

Ingredients

  • For Cookies:
  • 5 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • For Icing:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Black gel food coloring
  • (For these cookies you will have to make two bowls of icing leaving one for icing the cookies).
  • Other:
  • A picture of Jack Skellington to use as a guide to draw his face.
  • Round cookie cutter
  • Piping bag
  • Icing tips

Instructions

Cookie Directions:

Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.

Add all 4 eggs at one time…Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.

Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.

Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.

Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter.

Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your round cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.

Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).

Icing Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)

If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.

Leave icing in large bowl. Add several drops of black gel food coloring mixing well.

Spoon the icing into a frosting bag with a #5 tip…. twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.

Basic Directions For Icing:

Follow the colors and accent colors as displayed on each cookie.

First step for each cookie is to outline them .

Allow the icing outline at least 30 seconds to dry before filling the body of the cookie in with the other icing*. ( After outlining all of these cookies you squeeze some the remaining icing into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency .) Leave some of the icing in the frosting bag for additional accent work on each of the cookies. Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.

Jack Skellington:

Using either the cookie or an example from Google to use as your pattern for the faces on the iced cookies.

Begin by outlining the eyes first then fill them in. Make two small lines for the nose. For each of the mouths mark the long line curved first then add the small markings for the stitches.

Set these aside and allow to completely dry about 5+ hours.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100

Oh, and you can mix them in with the other cookies for an awesome Halloween treat!

Making cookies, LALALA!

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Erin - Suburban Simplicity

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

Spooky good! These look easy enough! Thanks for linking up at Welcome Home Wednesdays!! See you tomorrow.

Lois Christensen

Monday 26th of September 2016

They look really cute! Thank you so much for joining Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

Emily @ The Benson Street

Sunday 25th of September 2016

These look so awesome. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. -- Emily

Michelle

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

My kids would have a blast making their own skeleton faces! Thanks for the recipe! Michelle

Ashley S

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

I love anything Jack Skellington! I also love sweets so this is a great combo! :)