Jack Skellington Cookies



  • 1 C of unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 1/2 C Powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 C of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • Cookie Cutter: Medium size circle

Icing ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/2 C powder sugar
  • Black gel food coloring
  • 2 disposable piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip
  • 1 squeeze bottles



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  3. Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg and mix until combined and creamy
  4. Using a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda and cream of tarter
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed
  6. Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined
  7. Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
  8. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  9. Cut out 12 circles and place onto a cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  11. Repeat steps until completely out of dough
  12. Let cookies cool completely

Royal Icing Directions:

  1. Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
  2. Scoop 1 C of icing into another bowl and mix in a few drops of black gel coloring. Add in a few more drops of black to get the shade you want.
  3. Scoop some white icing and black icing into the piping bags and set aside
  4. Add in a few tablespoons of water into the remaining white icing and mix until combined
  5. Pour the white icing into the squeeze bottle
  6. Using the white piping bag, pipe a outline around the cookies
  7. Fill in with the thinner white icing
  8. Let cookies dry overnight
  9. Using the black piping bag, pipe the detail of Jack Skellington's eyes onto the cookie and fill in
  10. Pipe a line for a smile onto the bottom part of the cookie
  11. Pipe small lines for stitching onto the line for the smile
  12. Let cookies dry for an hour before enjoying.