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Sugar Skull Sandwich Cookies

Decorate sandwich cookies to look like calaveras, or sugar skulls, for Día de los Muertos. This recipe is an easy, kid-friendly way to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Serves 36
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 5 mins
147 calories per serving


> 2 (10 oz) pkgs white candy melting wafers
> 1 (14.3 oz) pkg chocolate sandwich cookies
> Assorted colored decorating gel tubes


In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave the candy wafers for about 2 min., in 30-sec. intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Insert a fork into 1 sandwich cookie (through the cookie filling) and dip into melted candy, turning to coat both sides and tapping on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining sandwich cookies. Let chocolate set for 30 min.
Using the decorating gel tubes, add eyes, teeth, and a nose to each cookie to resemble a skull. Pipe fun decorations around the eyes and forehead in various colors. Refrigerate 15 min., until set.

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