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I love to bake with my girls. Even though they are still little I let them help me as much as they can.
It’s fun for us to get together and bake around the holidays. October is one of my favorite month since it’s the start of all the winter/fall holidays And there are TWO holidays we look forward to – Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween!
You might have seen our owl cupcakes that have become a tradition for us this time of year. But this year we decided to make these Dia de los Muertos skull sugar cookies.
I love to bake things that are fun for the kids and then have them decorate.
Dia De Los Muertos is all about gathering with family and friends to remember those who have passed before us.
When you think of Dia De Los Muertos you think festive and bright colors. So that’s where we went with these cookies.
First we make the sugar cookies!
Here is what you need
For the cookies:
2 sticks softened butter
1½ cups sugar
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Skull cookie cutter
For decorating you will need Trix cereal, sprinkles, white frosting and decorating gel in different colors.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the butter, sugar and eggs.
Add in the baking powder, vanilla and salt and mix together.
Roll out dough onto a non-stick cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.
Roll dough out on dough and use skull cookie cutter to cut out shape.
Bake for 8-12 minutes or until ends are lightly brown.
Once they are done let them cool completely. You want them cool because we are going to be frosting them.
After they have cooled it’s time to decorate!
Just to make things a little easier we went with a ready made frosting so that the kids could get to decorating them a little quicker.
Then the kids went to town and made their skull faces.
We decorated the cookies using Trix, sprinkles and a few other goodies we found at Walmart.