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Pirate Skull Cookie Recipe for Kids

Pirate Skull Cookie Recipe for Kids

With the recent release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell No Tales movie, I have a small activity which will help with any children or enthusiastic pirates in the family. Here is a small recipe on how to make some pirate cookies.

makes 2 1/2 dozen

Cookie Ingredients:
3 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C soft unsalted butter
1 C granulated sugar
1 eggs

Cookie Cutter: Skull cutter

Cookie Directions:
– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add eggs…Continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
– Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed).
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
-Take the off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).

Icing Ingredients:
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
Black and red food colouring
3 piping bag with a number two tip
2 squeeze bottle

Icing Directions:

combine all ingredients except the colours into a standing mixing bowl.
mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form

Split the icing into three bowls

Add black colour to 1 bowl

Add red colouring to the 2nd bowl

Leave the 3rd bowl white

Scoop some of each of the icing into 3 individual piping bags

Add 2 TBSP of water to the white and red icing bowls

Once those colours are thinned, add the icing into the 2 squeeze bottles

Decorating directions

Outline the top corner of the skull cookie in red

Outline the rest of the skull in white icing.

pirate skull IP 1 | Pirate Skull Cookie Recipe for Kids

Fill in the red with the thinned red icing, then fill in the white with the white thinned icing.

pirate skull IP 2 | Pirate Skull Cookie Recipe for Kids

Add in white dots in the red

pirate skull IP 2 | Pirate Skull Cookie Recipe for Kids

Let dry for 1 hour

Add the skulls face with the black piping bag

pirate skull IP 4 | Pirate Skull Cookie Recipe for Kids

Let dry for 4 hours before enjoying.

pirate skull 8-1 | Pirate Skull Cookie Recipe for Kids

I am sure this will be a great activity for the kids and the pirates within the family. You could make these for a birthday or up and coming party, as a way of doing something different.

Please be sure to like and comment below.

John M

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