Maybe it’s just me, but this election year has been scarier and more haunting than the most bone-chilling Halloween ghouls. It has been so dark and creepy that I’m opting for cute Halloween cookies this year. I think I found the right mix of fun and adorable (and easy!) for this tutorial.
Start with baked, cooled gingerbread cookies (you can also use chocolate sugar cookies.) I outlined my cookie cutter on graph paper and sketched a skeleton inside the shape. I would not skip this step. It is trickier than it looks (you really notice how oddly-shaped the gingerbread man is when you are trying to draw bones in the short arms and wide head!)
Outline and flood the skull using 10-15 count royal icing.
Then add the spine, ribs, pelvis, arms, and legs.
Add hands, fingers, feet and toes.
Once the icing has dried completely, use a black thin tip food pen to draw teeth, cheeks, and a jaw on the skull.
That’s it! Easy, cute, and fun! AND less scary than the election…
Feeling adventurous? Try making these adorable gingerbread mummies!