Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone

This Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone is a fun and super easy creation for Halloween. It serves just as much as a decoration as it does a dessert. Giant-Sugar-Cookie-Tombstone1

Of course, I originally made it as a spooky accompaniment to my Halloween Graveyard Brownies, but it would have various decorative applications, including serving it flat and cutting it into individual cookie pieces to serve. This step-by-step tutorial is pretty quick and very easy, without the need for anything more than store-bought sugar cookie dough, oreo cookie crumbs, chocolate chips, flour, and a butter knife. No template necessary 🙂

Haunted Halloween Cookie House SuppliesThe ingredients should look familiar, since I used the same formula for my Haunted Halloween Cookie House. Here’s how to do it:

Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone

Ingredients:

  • 1/2  Store Bought Sugar Cookie Roll
  • 1/2 Cup Oreo Cookie Crumbs (cremes removed)
  • 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips, Melted

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350º.

On a cutting board or baking mat, knead together cookie dough, Oreo crumbs, and flour until well mixed.

Roll out dough onto a silpat mat or parchment paper about 1/2 in thick. Using a butter knife, cut dough into the shape of a tombstone (a flat bottom and a domed top).

Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone

Using the blunt end of your butter knife or the end of a paintbrush (or another suitable tool), press in the message you desire on your tombstone. I did a simple R.I.P. and using the butter knife again, created shallow “crack” marks around the edges of the tombstone.

Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone

Transfer silpat or parchment paper to a baking sheet and place your tombstone in the preheated oven. Baking times will vary depending on thickness of the tombstone, so a good rule of thumb is to set your oven timer for 14 minutes. Look for the edges to just start turning a golden brown. If you haven’t reached that state by the end of the 14 minutes, continue baking setting your timer 1 minute at a time.

Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone

Remove from oven. Your tombstone will likely have spread a bit and the message won’t be as apparent. Take the long end of your butter knife and use it to pull the dough back out from the edges back into your tombstone shape. Use your decorating tool to very gently re-press your message. Now allow the cookie to cool completely.

Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone

Once your cookie has cooled completely, very gently turn it over so the underside is facing up. Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave by heating them for 60 seconds and stirring. Place back in the microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring between, until fully melted.

Pour the melted chocolate onto the back of the cookie and spread it thickly and evenly using a basting brush or rubber spatula. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden completely.

Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone

To use the cookie tombstone as an upright decoration, attach it to a weighted plate or decorative platter by propping it up between two sturdy objects and attaching it to the plate with a thick layer of melted chocolate. If you are using it to decorate your Halloween Graveyard Brownies, first put the brownies on the platter and make the tombstone your final decoration.

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A fun and functional Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone makes a delightful Halloween decoration as well as a scrumptious dessert!
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ Store Bought Sugar Cookie Roll
  • ½ Cup Oreo Cookie Crumbs (cremes removed)
  • ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips, Melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. On a cutting board or baking mat, knead together cookie dough, Oreo crumbs, and flour until well mixed.
  3. Roll out dough onto a silpat mat or parchment paper about ½ in thick. Using a butter knife, cut dough into the shape of a tombstone (a flat bottom and a domed top).
  4. Using the blunt end of your butter knife or the end of a paintbrush (or another suitable tool), press in the message you desire on your tombstone. I did a simple R.I.P. and using the butter knife again, created shallow "crack" marks around the edges of the tombstone.
  5. Transfer silpat or parchment paper to a baking sheet and place your tombstone in the preheated oven. Baking times will vary depending on thickness of the tombstone, so a good rule of thumb is to set your oven timer for 14 minutes. Look for the edges to just start turning a golden brown. If you haven't reached that state by the end of the 14 minutes, continue baking setting your timer 1 minute at a time.
  6. Remove from oven. Your tombstone will likely have spread a bit and the message won't be as apparent. Take the long end of your butter knife and use it to pull the dough back out from the edges back into your tombstone shape. Use your decorating tool to very gently re-press your message. Now allow the cookie to cool completely.
  7. Once your cookie has cooled completely, very gently turn it over so the underside is facing up. Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave by heating them for 60 seconds and stirring. Place back in the microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring between, until fully melted.
  8. Pour the melted chocolate onto the back of the cookie and spread it thickly and evenly using a basting brush or rubber spatula. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden completely.
  9. To use the cookie tombstone as an upright decoration, attach it to a weighted plate or decorative platter by propping it up between two sturdy objects and attaching it to the plate with a thick layer of melted chocolate. If you are using it to decorate your Halloween Graveyard Brownies, first put the brownies on the platter and make the tombstone your final decoration.

 

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