Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dem Bonz Dem Bonz Dem Glittery Bonz Sugar Cookies

I was all about making bone cookies for halloween. I even went out and bought the Wilton bone pan.

I made sugar cookie dough, baked the cookies and smeared and sprinkled cocoa powder on them when they were finished. 

I thought they came out ok, but a too bit ho hum for my taste.

So I busted out the gel food coloring and colored the rest of the dough.

And then of course I reached for these:

So this happened:

And my inner Halloween geek felt better instantly.

Halloween Glittery Bone Sugar Cookies
(Slightly adapted from Monster Fingers and Toes Cookie Recipe from Canary Girl)

  • 1 +3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (half cup) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Gel food coloring (I used Wilton's Black, Orange and Violet colors)
  • Disco Dust (I used black, orange and purple to match the cooking but you can also use contrasting colors. I think silver or gold would look great on the black cookies.)
  • 3 tablespoons drinking alcohol (vodka) separated into three different small dishes.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Spray bone pan with non stick spray.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • Beat butter until creamy.
  • Add sugar and beat until combined and fluffy.
  • Mix in egg until just combined.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Mix in dry ingredients in thirds.
  • Wrap dough in plastic film and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Divide dough into 3 or 4 equal portions, depending on how many colors you would like and color each piece by kneading the gel color into the dough.
  • Using one color at a time, press the dough into the bone impressions in the pan.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. You don't want the cookies too soft or they will brak in the middle. Test by pushing your finger gently into the middle of the bone to test firmness.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes
  • Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before decorating.
  • Dip a small paintbrush into alcohol and brush it onto the cookies then dip the brush into the disco dust and spread over the alcohol on the cookie. Repeat until cookie is covered with glitter.


  1. Awesome!! Those glittery ones are right up my alley. And how cool is that bone pan?! I bet puppy treats could be made in that pan too.

  2. Lora, you are SUCH a scream!! Glittery bones, I'd kill for those ;)

  3. They look fantastic! I love the bright, glittery bones! :D

  4. haha I LOVE these! these are definitely the kind of dog bones that upper east side women would want to give to their dogs.

  5. This is such a fun idea for Halloween! LOVE the sprinkles, they really make the cookie!

  6. You are such a creative Halloween *geek*. I love your bones. Saw the same pan but didn't buy it. Bet kids would get a kick out of different coloured Jello bones or bones dipped in white chocolate, with creepy splotches of red food colouring all over them ;)

  7. Amazing! I actually love the look of the normal bones too...very Halloweeny....but the sparkly ones are really fun and can see why you love them the most :-)

  8. Inner hallowe'en geek? LOVE it. You are too funny, Lora. Love the sparkles - so much fun with these shapes for parties, dunking them in soup, on top of red jelly (bleuch!) etc. Kids would adore this!

  9. These are great!!! Who doesn't have a weakness for sparkles? Sooo perfect for fabulous costume party nibbles.

  10. I'm so naive...what in the world is disco dust?

  11. Oh my gosh how cool is that pan!! I'm loving the coloured cookies and of course the sparkles.

  12. So pretty! I love the disco dust too, I'm in the process of my final Halloween collection and I made sure to use plenty of sparkles.

  13. I love these Lora! Who would a thought bones could be so glam and hip?!

  14. Hahaha - oh Lora! You and your glitter make me so happy. That pan is fan-flippin-tastic. I'll have to pick it up when it's on sale after halloween ;)

  15. These are spooktacular! I saw this pan and so wanted to buy it . . . now I am kicking myself. They came out great and my daughter is saying "Mom see I told you!"

  16. I want to make this for all of my vegetarian friends who refuse to eat bone marrow.

  17. My husband teases me that I am a magpie and instantly am attracted to anything with glitter. It's true, and I love your bones!


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