Friday, October 9, 2009

{Adorable Gingerbread Skeleton Cookies}

Gingerbread skeletons

Aaak! Sometimes I kill myself with cuteness/easy factor of things. This is both adorable AND easy. I mean easy. The hardest part is finding Gingerbread cookies in October. The last two years, the only place I have found these Pepperidge Farm Ginger Man cookies was at Target.

gather your supplies

You only need two ingredients to make these! Gingerbread cookies which you can buy premade, and white frosting, cream cheese flavor just happens to be the favorite. ****Katrina here with my two cents..... If you plan to travel with these then using white chocolate would be the way to go.****

Place the icing in a ziploc baggie, then cut a SMALL hole on one of the bottom corners. Smaller is better because you can always make the hole bigger but you can't make it smaller. (Speaking from experience.) Then carefully ice the cookies to look like skeletons. I did the bodies first. Then I cut the hole a little bigger and did the heads.

with the frosting in a baggie and the end cut off the baggie ice on your details

Really this is my favorite picture…there are little fingers waiting to grab one of these up. Can you blame them? There are just too cute!

plate full with little ones watching

Oh my, the icing, the little sugar granuals, the gingerbread. These taste so good. Go ahead and dip the cookie right in the remainder of your icing, if you must. Actually, you MUST. Just try it. Or stick your finger in the tub. Don’t hold back. Get a spoon. (Ok this was added by Anjeanette and I can’t have this specific icing. Oh my, do I miss it.)

skeletons in a row

We did all of these fun things together with Rebecca and her kids. We had an early Halloween party in celebration of the start of October.

dry ice root beer orange jack o lantern skeleton cookie_thumb[1]

Erika (With Anjeanette butting in for fun.)


Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh!.. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!! Thanks for sharing it! ~tina

Deb said...

Ummmm, yeah. Totally making these this weekend! I have a pepperidge farms outlet store just 30 minutes from my house. Hee, hee! YAY! :)

Awesome fun idea!

LollyChops said...

I am seeing more of a straight up dunk into the frosting than the whole decorating thing. I love ginger cookie anything so I'll have to look for these for shore!

Kasey said...

I just came across your blog and HAD to start following it! :) Your creativity is just amzing! :) I am so excited to see what's to come and go through all the past posts! :)
Thanks for sharing! :)

kw said...

I am adding this to our Human Body: bones unit study, thanks! You are a genius!

Ferrers Locke said...

perfect for my ten-year-old to try - thank you!

Dareth said...

those are adorable!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love those!!!! Maybe I will make those for my neighbors this year!

Becky B. said...

OMGoodness!!! These are TOO FUNNY! I may have to make some to take to my co-workers...they would get a kick out of them!

radeye said...

These turned out GREAT! So easy and so cute. The kids (Third Graders) LOVED them! Thank you for this great idea.