Spooky Halloween Biscuits: Boo!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Happy Halloween (for tomorrow)! It's that time of year when we can have all have some scary fun wearing fancy dress and filling up on sweeties and toffee apples. It was definitely an excuse for me to enjoy myself baking and decorating these Spooky Halloween Biscuits for kids or big kids. Keep reading for a quick and easy recipe adapted from here.

You will need:
For the biscuits...
100g unsalted butter (softened)
100g caster sugar
1 egg
275g plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract

To decorate...
Icing sugar
Food colouring
Strawberry or raspberry jam

Pre-heat the oven to 190C/375F/gas 5 and grease or line baking trays (how many you need will depend on the size and shape of your biscuits). Beat the butter and sugar together, then beat in the egg and vanilla extract a little at a time. Stir in the flour (the mixture will start to become sticky and hard to stir), until it comes together as a dough.

Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and use Halloween-style or normal cutters (or just improvise) to cut biscuits out of the dough and place onto your baking trays.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until your biscuits look a pale golden-brown, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Then it's time for the fun part! You can decorate your Halloween biscuits however you like, but make sure they're super spooky (I know, mine are terrifying). 

I used icing sugar mixed with a little water to decorate the skull biscuits and added blue food colouring for the monsters. I also made holes in some of the biscuits for the eyes and sandwiched them together with jam for a creepy twist on Jammie Dodgers. 

Boo! Muahaha....


  1. Aww these are the cutest cookies. Sorry I know Halloween is suposed to be scary, but they are cute! :)
    x Heroine In Heels

  2. They look fantastic! Love it!
    Carrie xxx


  3. aww these look so yummy and cute!
    Love how you decorated them, they're making me slightly hungry now!


    Hannah x