Delicious cookies that are great for making into any design. These Halloween cookies especially are a hit with the kids!

Ingredients (makes 20 cookies)

  • 175g Plain flour
  • 100g Chilled butter, cubed
  • 85g Icing Sugar
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • Icing sugar (for icing)
  • Water (for icing)
  • Candy hearts (decoration)


  1. Put the flour, butter, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk in a food processor. Dribble in 1 TBS water, and blitz until the mix comes together to form a dough.
  2. Place onto a work surface, and knead briefly to bring together, then wrap in cling wrap, and chill for 20 minutes.
  3. Once chilled, roll out on a floured surface and cut out your 'gingerbread man' shapes.
  4. Place onto a lined baking tray, and cook in a moderate oven for approximately 12 minutes
  5. Allow to cool completely, then make up a basic icing using icing sugar and a touch of water. You don't need alot of water at all as the icing sugar dissolves easily. Start with a small amount first and add more if needed. If you have added too much water - add more icing sugar until it resembles a paste.
  6. Place icing into a piping bag with a small thin nozzle, and ice the 'bones' onto your skeleton. Add a tiny candy heart, and you're done!

Notes... A basic but tasty sugar cookie recipe that can be made and kept in the fridge for a day before baking

  • These would be a huge hit, yes!


  • These are BOOtiful! Love October and Halloween, will be fun making these with the kids!


  • Kids would love these wonderful creations.


  • What a great idea! These are so cool.


  • Love the idea of these and not being ginger even better. Never thought to use the cutter for other biscuits.


  • OH WOW these are sooo awesome ..what a clever and creative mom you are. Well done.
    I love the addition of the heart.
    Bet you will be a hit at trick or treat. thanks so much for sharing. ,<3


  • wow these look really cool. i know that my kids will love this and it’s simple to do also. cheers for posting such a clever recipe!


  • I’ll keep these in mind for Halloween coming up! They are not too scary for kids either!


  • oh how cute oops I mean scary!!! – love these – if only my hand could be so steady to draw their bones!


  • The Halloween cookies look amazing,well done!


  • Awesome skeleton cookies – love this idea for Halloween.

    • Thank you :)

      • Thank you! It is a fun recipe for cooking. May even play with some different colours too.


  • Nearly Halloween …. these are so cute, will definitely give them a go!


  • Oh! What a great idea you had about using the gingerbread man cutter. And the little red heart. Precious!! It’s almost Halloween! That’s right!!

    • Thank you. I love playing around in the kitchen, although with a baby now – it’s not as easy lol

      • Time is surely tight, I agree. But a baby motivates you to create even more inspiring dishes! :-)


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