How to Make Skull on Books Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Aug 27, 2022

How to Make Skull on Books Cookies
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If you purchased our Halloween Bundle Box earlier this month, these Witch Kit cookies will probably look familiar.

This 4-piece cookie cutter set was included in the Halloween box deal, and I'm excited to finally be able to show you these designs all decorated. I had a ton of fun making these cookies. They aren't too challenging to complete, which I love, yet the overall design is still impressive to all who receives them.

I'll be breaking down the steps to two of these designs over the next few days, but first up is the skull on books cookie.

Witch Kit Cookie Cutter Set

This skull on books cookie is part of this new 4-piece witch kit cookie cutter set.

Each of these cookies are 4-inches tall and about 2.3-inches in width. As a collection, they fit perfectly in this BRP long cookie box (12" x 5" x 1.5"). You can purchase these cookie cutters as the 4-piece set, or each one individually.

witch kit cookie cutter set | Semi Sweet Designs

Template for the Skull on Books Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs for this witch kit set, including this skull on books design.

Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

To decorate these skull on books cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

Begin by filling in the skull face details, like the eye holes and the nose, with a thin layer of black icing. Also, fill in the books' page sections with white icing.

Once those icing sections had time to dry, fill in around the face details for the skull with white icing. Next, fill in the book cover for the lower book, as shown.

skull cookies step 1

Step 2

After that icing had time to set, fill in the middle book's cover section, as shown.

Once set, add the outline details, like around the skull and on the books' spines. With a food marker, I added page lines for added detail.

skull on books cookie step 2

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.

Here's the skull on books cookies, along with the other designs in this set.

In this collection you can find the thin witch hat (here's the stencil I used on it), the pair of candles, and the raven on pumpkin designs.

For gift packaging options, I love this BRP long cookie box (12" x 5" x 1.5"). All four cookies fit perfectly with wiggle room to seal them in heat-sealed cello bags.

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