Jack Skellington’s Sandy Claws Cookies

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Thanksgiving is this week, and soon it will be time to make fun Christmas desserts and goodies! I don’t know about you, but I think it’s great to keep Disney in the mix when it comes to decorating for the Holidays. Keeping Disney in the cookies and such is a good idea too, just to make it a bit more Magical. Here’s a Disney inspired cookie recipe to help kick off your baking season!

Jack Skellington’s Sandy Claws Cookies

What you’ll need

Batch of sugar cookie dough
Red food coloring
Disposable food preparation gloves (for kneading food coloring into the dough)
Flour
Wax paper
Rolling pin
Round cookie cutter (2.25-inch or so in diameter)
Kitchen knife
Spatula
Baking sheet
Wire cooling rack
White cookie icing (the type that hardens when it sets)
Flaked coconut
Round white candies (such as Mentos)
Black edible food marker

How to make it

Divide the cookie dough into two equal portions. Knead red food coloring into one portion and leave the other one plain.

Working on a flour-dusted sheet of wax paper, roll out the plain dough 1/4 inch thick. Use the round cookie cutter to cut out a bunch of Jack Skellington face shapes.

Now roll out the red dough as you did the plain. Using a kitchen knife, cut out a red triangular hat shape (about 4 inches tall and 2 inches across the base) for each face.

Use the cookie cutter to cut a curved notch in the base of each hat, as shown.

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Top each of the faces with a hat, draping the curved edge of the triangle over the top edge of the circle. Use your fingertips to gently press down on the overlapped dough layers (just enough to make them stick together). Then carefully fold over the top of the hat, as shown.

Use a spatula to transfer the assembled cookies to a baking sheet, and bake them according to the recipe directions. Allow the baked cookies to cool briefly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Spread white cookie icing on the face portion of each cookie. Then set the cookies aside for a few hours to let the icing harden.

Use the edible marker to draw Jack Skellington facial features on the hardened icing. For the best results, position the mouth close to the lower edge of the cookie and leave a little space above the eyes to trim the hat.

Now give each hat a “fleecy” brim by applying a line of cookie icing along the edge and pressing coconut flakes into the frosting. Lastly, stick a round white candy pompom to the tip of each hat. Once the trim icing hardens, the cookies are ready to serve.

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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