Sugar Skull Cookies!

Snack Time!

I cannot believe that the month has gone by so quickly. It’s already the 28th. Three days till Halloween,

and I have not gotten a single decoration up, not one single orange-and-black themed confection in the house, not even a pumpkin.

Well, there is one lonely decorative gourd in the kitchen.

I do aim to remedy this today. I will start out with these delicious Sugar Skull cookies!

Sugar Skull Cookies

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
each
2 tablets (90 grams ) NESTLÉ ABUELITA Chocolate
(If you can’t find the Abuelita chocolate tablets, add 3 tbsp powdered cocoa, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Increase sugar to 1 cup.)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
4 individual boxes WONKA SweeTARTS Skulls N’ Bones (found in WONKA Monster Treats assorted candy bag)
Directions
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
PLACE butter and Abuelita chocolate in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until completely melted and smooth; let cool for 10 minutes.
BEAT Abuelita mixture and sugar in large mixer bowl. Add egg; beat until combined. Gradually add flour mixture, beating just until blended.
SHAPE rounded tablespoon of dough into ball. Flatten ball into a disk and shape into a skull by pinching sides of bottom quarter of dough. Repeat with remaining dough. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE for 8 to 9 minutes or until golden around edges. Immediately press Skulls N’ Bones onto cookies to form eyes and mouth. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
I plan on using frosting to make them actually look like sugar skulls. I know it’s not THE Day of the Dead. But it is a day for the dead, so I feel that it’s appropriate.
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