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Day of the Dead cookies

After Halloween another celbration? Mexican tradition celebrates the dead the day after Halloween. So are you still in the party mood? These Day of the Dead cookies are perfect for both Halloween and the day after. Enjoy!

45 min. preparing
12 min. cooking
24 hour waiting
8 - 12 people

What you need to make your day of the dead cookies:


  • 500 g FunCakes Special Edition Mix for Gingerbread
  • 250 g FunCakes icing sugar
  • 6 g FunCakes egg white powder
  • FunColours Brush Food Pen – Leaf Green
  • FunColours Brush Food Pen – Black
  • FunColours Brush Food Pen – Red
  • FunColours Brush Food Pen – Yellow
  • FunColours Brush Food Pen – Pink
  • 1 egg (approx. 50 g)
  • 90 ml water
  • 60 g soft unsalted butter
  • Flour to roll out on


  • FunCakes decorating bag
  • Wilton Metal Cookie Cutter Gingerbread Boy -7.5cm-
  • Wilton decorating tip #2
  • Wilton adapter
  • Wilton wide glide rolling pin
  • Wilton parchment paper

Recipe of Day of the Dead cookies


Preheat the oven to 180°C (convection oven 160°C).


Prepare 500 g FunCakes Special Edition Mix for Gingerbread as indicated on the package. Knead into a firm dough and let it stiffen in the fridge for at least 1 hour.


Roll out the dough on a floured surface (2-3 mm thickness) and cut out the cookies with the cookie cutter. Bake the cookies in the middle of the oven for approx. 10-12 minutes until done. Let the cookies cool down.


Mix the icing sugar, the egg white powder and 30 ml water in a bowl and mix this in 8 minutes to a stiff white mixture. Make the icing a bit thinner with some water until it has a thickness of thick yogurt. Place the tip in the decorating bag and fill it up with the mixture. With the icing pipe a head, rib cage and bones on the cookies.

Tip! Let the cookies dry overnight.


The next day you can decorate the cookies with the coloured food pens.

Just a little while before you can enjoy your cookies. Don't forget to share your creation: #funcakesbyme

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