Sweet Bones – Bone Shaped Cookies

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Sweet Bones – Bone Shaped Cookies are so much fun to make! And, of course, they are scrumpdillyumptious! Oh, no! These Bone-Shaped Cookies are not for dogs! And yes! Just like the other cookies we’ve made, they are delicious! 

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As I said, these cookies are fun to make because they are so easy. Even kids can do it. My kids love making these cookies, because you don’t need a cookie-cutter!

I remember when I prepared several of these just before April Fools with a couple of friends visiting. Well, as predicted, they were expecting some fur babies to come running. You know, their eyes were looking around… and they didn’t dare to get one bone-shaped cookie. Until they saw me get one and eat it. We all laughed! It was really fun to have my friends fooled with these tasty treats!

What are the Ingredients to Make Sweet Bone-Shaped Cookies?

If it’s fun, making these cookies should be easy too, right? We’ll find out. 

The ingredients you’ll need are:

All-Purpose flour – preferably unbleached

Butter – unsalted and at room temperature

Sugar – confectioner’s sugar tends to blend well and makes cookies more tender than the regular granulated sugar.

Baking Powder – giving a good rise to the dough and making the cookies puffier.

Egg – bonds the dough and makes the cookies moist and chewy. Eggs help keep moisture in and the cookies will not be too dry.

Vanilla extract – Adds a sweet aroma and better flavor.

The ingredients are easy to find. You may already have most of them in your kitchen, especially if you have been baking.

Bone Shaped Cookies

These Sweet Bones Cookies are best served with your favorite hot cocoa Mdrinks. Well, I like mine with hot cocoa bombs like the Brownies Hot Cocoa Bombs, the Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Bombs, or just the Old Fashioned Hot Cocoa. For Halloween, I will serve the Sweet Bones Cookies with Mummy Hot Cocoa Bombs!

Before you start making the bone-shaped cookies, take note of the following:

Spacing – Cookies spread during baking. Set the cookie dough apart with about 2 inches between them.

Ovens – Your oven may be different from what I am using. To bake at an accurate temperature, check with a digital thermometer. 

Pans and Sheets – A heavy-gauge aluminum baking sheet or pans lined with parchment paper can minimize hot spots and get even heating. This will also help to prevent the cookies from sticking.

Oven position – Bake a single sheet of cookies on the center rack. For more than one baking sheet, set racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and rotate sheets from top to bottom and back to front once during baking. 

To Store – Cool cookies completely. Trapped steam can turn the cookies from crisp to soggy.

The bone-shaped cookies can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, or in a refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen for up to two months.

Let’s go ahead and make the cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½  cup Softened Butter, unsalted
  • ¾  cup Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Egg, large
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
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Instructions

Cookie dough

In a medium bowl, beat together sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and egg for a minute or until smooth and creamy.

Blend in flour and baking powder until thoroughly combined. The dough should be firm and not soft. If the dough feels very soft, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until the dough is firm.

Shaping the cookies

Using about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough, make it into a ball and then shape into a log about 2 – 3 inches

Using an additional tablespoon of cookie dough, divide the dough in half. Then roll each half into a thick log. Shape each log into a bone end. Pinch dough ends onto the first log to get the shape of a bone.

NOTE: Don’t worry if the bone-shaped cookie dough is not smooth. A few cracks with an uneven surface is better.

Repeat the process to make the remaining bones and carefully place them on a lined baking sheet, an inch apart. Refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.

Baking

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Bake cookies for 20 to 26 minutes or until golden brown. If needed, rotate the pan halfway through baking. 

Place the baking sheet with the bone-shaped cookies on a wire rack and cool completely.

Enjoy!

Bone Shaped Cookies

Tips and variations:

  • If you have a bone-shaped cookie cutter, you can use it to make bone-shaped cookies. Roll out the dough to 1/2 – 3/4 inch thickness on a floured board and use the cookie cutter. For any excess dough, it can be gathered and rolled out again. However, it’s more fun without the cookie cutter.
  • Use other cookie cutter shapes.
  • Dip the end part of bone-shaped cookies in melted chocolates and sprinkle with confetti.
Bone Shaped Cookies

Sweet Bone Shaped Cookies (Without Using Cookie Cutter)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These bone-shaped cookies are so much fun and very easy to make. Well, these are for us nice people and not for fur babies by the way.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Softened Butter, unsalted
  • ¾ cup Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Egg, large
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Cookie dough

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and egg for a minute or until smooth and creamy.
  2. Blend in flour and baking powder until thoroughly combined. The dough should be firm and not soft. If the dough feels very soft, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until the dough is firm.

Shaping the cookies

  1. Using about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough, make it into a ball and then shape into a log about 2 - 3 inches
  2. Using another tablespoon of cookie dough, divide the dough in half. Then roll each half into a thick log. Shape them into bone ends. Pinch dough ends onto the first log to get the shape of a bone.
  3. NOTE: Don’t worry if the bone-shaped cookie dough is not smooth. A few cracks with an uneven surface is better.
  4. Repeat the process to make the remaining bones and carefully place them on a lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.

Baking

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Bake cookies for 20 to 26 minutes or until golden brown. If needed, rotate the pan halfway through baking. 
  3. Place the baking sheet with the bone-shaped cookies on a wire rack and cool completely.

Tips and variations:

  1. If you have a bone-shaped cookie cutter, you can use it to make bone-shaped cookies. Roll out the dough to 1/2 to 3/4 inches thickness on a floured board and use the cookie cutter. For any excess dough, it can be gathered and rolled out again. However, it’s more fun without the cookie cutter.
  2. Use other cookie cutter shapes.
  3. Dip the end part of the cooked and cooled bone-shaped cookies in melted chocolates and sprinkle with confetti.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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