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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe


Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe - easy to make and decorate , these delicious, pretty cookies are perfect for a Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Dead party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #skullcookies #sugarkulls #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #decoratedcookies #skullsugarcookies

Did you see my Day of The Dead dinner party tablescape I shared last week?

For the occasion, I made these super fun but oh-so easy sugar skull cookies, inspired by our NEW Dia de Los Muertos printable decorations and invitations.

I LOVED the process so much, and even my daughter joined in the decorating fun! 😊

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe - easy to make and decorate , these delicious, pretty cookies are perfect for a Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Dead party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #skullcookies #sugarkulls #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #decoratedcookies #skullsugarcookies

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe

Whenever I design a party I always head to Pinterest first for inspiration - to see what is out there... aaaaand also what's not! 

You see, I love coming up with novel ideas and twist on popular party themes, recipes or projects that may already be circulating on the net. It's my way of reinventing the "party wheel" and keeping content fresh and exciting for you guys! 😉

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe - easy to make and decorate , these delicious, pretty cookies are perfect for a Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Dead party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #skullcookies #sugarkulls #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #decoratedcookies #skullsugarcookies

The same can be said for these sugar skull cookies. I saw some beautifully decorated cookies, with a kaleidoscope of colors and design on Pinterest, but the novice cookie-decorator that I am was dreading having to make up icing in ten different colors, and then pipe teeny, tiny details on each sugar cookie...

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe - easy to make and decorate , these delicious, pretty cookies are perfect for a Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Dead party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #skullcookies #sugarkulls #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #decoratedcookies #skullsugarcookies

So I was inspired by the recent Halloween cake I made here on the blog, and used  edible ink pens to draw on my cookies instead!

I must say, I haven't seen anyone doing sugar skull cookies this way yet, so perhaps I'm the first? In any case, they turned out so much better than I imagined!

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe - easy to make and decorate , these delicious, pretty cookies are perfect for a Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Dead party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #skullcookies #sugarkulls #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #decoratedcookies #skullsugarcookies

Because this was a new technique for me, I was afraid the pens might not draw properly or bleed onto the royal icing. But it was literally child's play to decorate the cookies with these pens! So much so, that my daughter and I had a blast coming up with different designs for our skull cookies!

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe - easy to make and decorate , these delicious, pretty cookies are perfect for a Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Dead party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #skullcookies #sugarkulls #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #decoratedcookies #skullsugarcookies

The other reason why I loved this technique so much, is that the actual cookie-decorating process is so therapeutic and would make for a super fun party activity, where guests also get to take their masterpieces home as party favors.

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe - easy to make and decorate , these delicious, pretty cookies are perfect for a Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Dead party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #skullcookies #sugarkulls #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #decoratedcookies #skullsugarcookies

And you know how much I love food that doubles as entertainment AND as a gift! 😍 Check out the easy recipe below for these fun sugar skull cookies.

Oh, and I'm joining a bunch of bloggers this week to give you some ideas for Halloween, so if you're come from Dukes and Duchesses, welcome 😊 See all details of our Halloween blog hop at the end of the post!

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Easy Sugar Skull Cookies

These sugar skull cookies are so delicious, super fun to make and decorate, and ideal for a Dia de Los Muertos party!

ingredients


  • 1 batch of basic sugar cookie dough (recipe here: https://www.blog.birdsparty.com/2018/04/easy-decorated-flower-sugar-cookies.html)
  • 1 batch of white royal icing (recipe here: https://www.blog.birdsparty.com/2018/04/easy-decorated-flower-sugar-cookies.html)
  • skull cookie cutter (mine was about 3.5 in or 9 cm tall)
  • edible ink pens of various colors, including black

instructions


  1. Make the cookie dough and cut out skull cookies using your cookie cutter. Bake according to the recipe and let it cool completely before icing.
  2. Ice the cooled cookies with white royal icing and let it dry fully overnight.
  3. Use a black edible ink pen to draw the skull decorations. You can use a template or draw freehand like I did.
  4. You can leave the cookies black and white (so chic!) or use colored edible ink pens to fill in the designs.

Sugar Skull Cookies Recipe - easy to make and decorate , these delicious, pretty cookies are perfect for a Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Dead party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #skullcookies #sugarkulls #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #decoratedcookies #skullsugarcookies

Hope you like the recipe idea and feel inspired to have a go! If you do, tag us on social media #BirdsParty so we can see and share your creativity! 😍

And if you've missed our other ideas, head over to Pink Peppermint Design blog to start the hop and get inspired for Halloween, or head on over tomorrow to Michelle's Party Plan-it for more fun inspiration!

Here's a complete line-up of all the fun projects you'll find...


  Wednesday, October 17th


Halloween party Ideas, Recipes and Crafts via @birdsparty.com @birdsparty #halloween #diy #crafts #recipes



Thursday, October 18th

Halloween party Ideas, Recipes and Crafts via @birdsparty.com @birdsparty #halloween #diy #crafts #recipes




Halloween party Ideas, Recipes and Crafts via @birdsparty.com @birdsparty #halloween #diy #crafts #recipes


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3 comments:

  1. These are so cute! Such a good idea for an alternative to piping all those tiny details which can get so tedious sometimes! I love!

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  2. Toni | Boulder LocavoreOctober 26, 2018 at 4:10 AM

    I love these! Really creative!!

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  3. These are INCREDIBLE! I love you solving the "10 shades of icing" dilemma.

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