Dusty Bones Sugar Cookies

Dusty Bones Sugar Cookies
Dusty Bones Sugar Cookies

Boy, October seems to be flying by too fast! There are all kinds of things I’m still trying to squeeze in before Halloween – pumpkin carving, pie baking, costume-making – and I’m determined to not let it all go by without celebrating to the fullest.

I’ve been enjoying the recent box of goodies that Wilton sent me to review, especially this bone cookie pan. I squealed a little when I saw it because I knew I’d not only use it for Halloween treats, but also for dog biscuits for the pug-a-lugs. But first, I wanted to whip up some spooky people treats, and glazed sugar cookies seemed a good fit.

Dusty Bones Sugar Cookies

I love that this pan is non-stick, but it still needs a light coating of baking spray before you press the cookie dough in. Now, an easy mistake to make is overfilling the pan. The cavities should be filled only 2/3 full. This ends up being about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough per cavity. Use this amount and you’ll have no overflow or oddly-shaped bones.

I glazed the bones with a simple confectioner’s glaze, which is SO easy to make. I wanted them to be bright white, so I added white food color to make the glaze opaque.

Dusty Bones Sugar Cookies

After the glaze dries (which will take a couple of hours) you can dust the cookies with unsweet cocoa powder. This gives them a spooky, aged look. Eeeeew!  I love it.

The sugar cookie recipe came with the pan, and it’s a new favorite. It’s buttery and chewy – what I’d call bakery quality. It’s not sticky to handle so it shapes easily. I hope you’ll try it, if not with this pan, then just as simple cut-outs!

Dusty Bones Sugar Cookies

Heather Baird
You’ll need Wilton’s Bone Cookie Pan to make this recipe. You can find it online, or in the baking aisle with the seasonal merchandise.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
3 hours drying time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup/226g unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups/300 g granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 3/4 cups/350 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups/520 g confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons white food color
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
  • Milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray pan cavities with baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg and extracts; mix well. Combine flour and salt; add to butter mixture. Beat until well blended. Press dough into cavities, filling it 2/3 full (this is about 1 1/2 level tablespoons of dough). Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown around the edges. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn pan over, lightly tap pan to remove the cookies. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Run the pan under cold water for 10 seconds to cool it down. Wipe it dry and repeat filling/baking process.
  • Combine the confectioner’s sugar, White-White Icing Color, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of milk and stir slowly with a wire whisk. Gradually add in tablespoons of milk as needed until the mixture loosens and the glaze falls in a thick ribbon from a spoon. The mixture should not be so thick that it sits on top of the cookie and doesn’t run off the edges. Add additional milk if you get this result with the first cookie.
  • Place a cooling rack over a large baking pan with a lip. Place the cookies, well spaced, on the rack and spoon glaze over each cookie. Allow the cookies to dry, about 2 to 3 hours. Transfer the dry cookies to a piece of waxed paper and dust them, using a dry pastry brush, with unsweet cocoa.
  • Keep cookies in a container that seals air-tight.

Notes

*This post is sponsored by Wilton, however, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to the efforts of my readers.
Keyword butter cookie dough, confectioners’ glaze
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Soymilk + Honey
Soymilk + Honey
7 years ago

So cute!

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
7 years ago

So cute and dainty!

Cheers,

Rosa

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

So cute and beautiful!

Jenna Fifi
Jenna Fifi
7 years ago

That is so cool, Definitely something to hand out to all the kids! I'd love to see their faces 🙂

Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

Graham @ Glazed & Confused
Graham @ Glazed & Confused
7 years ago

Never thought I'd be craving dusty bones cookies, but BAM! I am.

Jill
Jill
7 years ago

Love these! Great thinking with the white food colour…gonna keep that in mind.

Sue
Sue
7 years ago

these are so fun and fantastic!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

I love that bone tray, its too cute.

Karishma
Karishma
7 years ago

These are amazingly lifelike looking!! Well I guess they're bones, so they could never be 'lifelike', haha but you get what I mean! What a creative halloween cooking idea!

Elizabeth - SugarHero.com
Elizabeth - SugarHero.com
7 years ago

These are so awesome! I suddenly have the urge to sing "Dem Bones" and then wish everyone BONE appetit!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

Adorable!

Los | The Man, The Chef, The Dad
Los | The Man, The Chef, The Dad
7 years ago

I don't think I need to tell you how much you NAILED the look of real bones! They look absolutely amazing. And the pictures! Everything is just perfect.

EG
EG
7 years ago

Once again, another great treat. Love your creativity!

Colette (Coco)
Colette (Coco)
7 years ago

Clever and cute!

Gabrielle
Gabrielle
7 years ago

These are so creative and fun, and I cannot believe how easy they are to make. Now I just have to find a bone pan!

CakeSpy
CakeSpy
7 years ago

Aww, cute. Are they pug-friendly? 😉 Happy Halloween, my sweet!

roniw
roniw
1 year ago

adorable!! serve with raspberry coille to dip or drip a little on bones for a "bloody" snack!!