Skulls and bones can be great designs for Halloween cookies. I’ve made them many times over the years, carefully piping the details of little bones onto cookie cutouts with a tiny-tipped piping bag. The results are great, but the process is time consuming and it is helpful if you’re watching a Halloween movie to pass the time as you work. Most skeleton cookie cutters just give you the outline of your form, or of an individual bone, but this set of Halloween Skeleton Cookie Cutters at Williams Sonoma allows you to imprint the shape of all those bones right into your cookie dough.
The cutters work in a two-part process. First, you roll out your dough and cut out the shapes – skulls, bones, ribcages and pelvises – with the open side of the cutter. Next, you flip the cutter over and use the other side to press an imprint with all the bone detail into the cookie. The cookie cutters come with a recipe that won’t spread very much (and you can always use your favorite rolled cookie recipe) so that the design will stay in place as the cookies bake. Once they’ve cooled, you can simply flood the imprints with icing – which is a lot easier than trying to pipe in the detail of each and every little bone.
The plastic cutters come in a set of four and are fairly large, all ranging from 2 1/4 – 3 1/2 inches long, so the cookies will be large enough to show off all that detail when you go to serve them.