Decorating sugar cookie skulls can be a lively part of a Day of the Dead party for kids of all ages. To expedite cookie decorating, it makes sense to prepare the dough, roll out, cut out, and bake the cookies one day, then decorate the next. If you want people to engage in actually rolling and making the cookies, perhaps roll out and bake a portion of the dough ahead, so that at least some of the group can begin decorating. In either case, you want plenty of work space, covered with plastic, or easily washable tablecloths. The number of cookies you can make will vary greatly with what kind and size of cookie cutters you use. You can get at least five dozen three-inch skull cookies out of this recipe. You can halve the recipe if you’re not making cookies for a large event.
WHERE TO BUY
Our skull cookie cutters/stamps are from Fred & Friends, and we found them at Doodlet’s, in Santa Fe (120 Don Gaspar; 505-983-3771). They can be bought online at many other retailers this time of year. Various other skull cookie cutters, including the widely available Wilton brand, can be found at kitchen shops and party supply stores.