To celebrate the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) my kids and I made some rainbow pastel skull cookies which could be a fun activity and decoration for Halloween, if they hadn’t have eaten some of them already! I found some skull impression cookie cutters which leave a pattern imprint on the cookie so most of the guess work is done for you.
What you will need:
- Cookie Dough
- Royal Icing
- Icing colours
- Metal Straw
- Icing Bags (I just use Zip Lock Bags And Clips)
- Ribbon or string
- Roll out your dough and using your cookie cutter, imprint and cut out your cookies. Take the metal straw and poke it into the forehead to cut out a hole so you can thread the string through for bunting. You can then blow out the cookie dough like a poison dart into the bin, which was quite fun. Chill your cookies in the fridge for ten minutes while your oven is heating up and then bake as in the recipe. While your cookies are cooling make some royal icing into a medium consistency, thick enough to not roll off your cookie, but thinner than toothpaste and colour as desired.
2. To make it easier for the kids, ice the white parts of the skull so that there are groves to help them decorate, but still plenty of opportunity for them to add their own artisic spin. Pop air bubbles and move icing around with the toothpicks if needed. Leave to dry and thread through your ribbon to make your edible Day of the Dead bunting. Enjoy x