Sugar Skull Cookies!

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I’ve had lots of requests for sugar skull cookies lately for the upcoming Day of the Dead holiday, and it’s been on my list of designs to try ever since seeing Cupookie’s version a couple of years ago. I don’t know what took me so long, but I have to say that if I had to make only one cookie for the rest of my life, this would be it! It was so much fun to let my piping bag go wild creating the patterns and then coloring them in with vibrant hues.

I didn’t have a skull cookie cutter on hand (can you believe they’ve already replaced the Halloween cookie cutters with Christmas decorations at the craft store?!), so I made a card stock template and cut the dough around it using a paring knife. Right click on the image to save it to your computer so that you can print it out.


See below for printable supply list and instructions!


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25 thoughts on “Sugar Skull Cookies!

  1. I love these sugar skull cookies. The talent is amazing but I don’t have the skills. Do you sell them? If available I would prefer to buy them from you. If this is possible please email me with prices. Thank you for your time.

    • Hi Jill! I don’t have a skull cutter, so made my own template, which you can see in this post above. Right click on it to save it to your computer so that you can print it out.

    • Jill, check out your local Michael’s crafts store. Last year I got a plastic sugar skull cookie cutter (their Celebrate It brand) for 2.50. It cut the skull outline with one side (4″ high, 3″ across) and stamped a simple sugar skull design with the back side. I got it on sale at the end of the season, so am just going to be trying it out in the coming weeks

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