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    A snap to make, these brightly fashioned cookies are inspired by the festive sugar skulls crafted in Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead, a holiday that honors deceased loved ones on November 1 and 2. Rather than piping on intricate details here, we used an array of small candies, like sprinkles and cinnamon hearts.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups sifted unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
    • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 cup ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3 sticks unsalted butter
    • 2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 6 tablespoons milk
    • Candies, such as cinnamon hearts, licorice diamonds, sprinkles, and candy-coated sunflower seeds, for decorating

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 15
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 487 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 20 g 30.45%
    • Saturated Fat: 12 g 60.69%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 49 mg 16.39%
    • Sodium: 41 mg 1.7%
    • Calcium: 67 mg 6.74%
    • Potassium: 169 mg 4.82%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 13.97%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 79 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 22.1%
    • Sugar: 51 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 11.74%
    • Vitamin C 0.24%
    • Vitamin D 0.78%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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