‘Spooky’ halloween Skeleton Biscuits.

3rd of October.. basically time for Halloween posts right?. Last year, I really wanted to do this post for Halloween. I found the recipe in Tanya Burr’s ‘Tanya Bakes’ and I’m really keen to give it a go, The recipe itself uses gingerbread men cutters to make spooky (and super cute) lil skeleton biscuits. These would be perfect for a Halloween party or for scoffing whilst watching a horror movie marathon. Tanya uses a recipe to bake roughly 18 but I’ve cut that in half as I no way need that many but you can use the blue writing for the full recipe.

You’ll Need;

1/2 a egg (somehow I managed to half this by whisking the egg with a fork weighing it and splitting it into two dishes, roughly 24g) 1 egg for the full recipe.
200g Plain Flour 400g for the full recipe 
100g soft light brown sugar 200g for the full recipe 
100g butter 200g for the full recipe 
30g cocoa powder  60g for the full recipe 
3 tablespoons golden syrup (which I forgot to half whoops).
1 teaspoon baking powder (again, forgot to half oops).
Gingerbread cookie cutter. 


After weighing out your ingredients you get to the fun part, mixing it all together I’m going to keep this none waffly and to the point to make it a bit easier to follow, first cream the butter and sugar. Simply add the egg and golden syrup to the butter/sugar and mix well. Then you can mix in your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder – stir until you have a dough-like consistency. Roll the dough into a ball, cover in cling film and chill for half an hour. Heat your oven to 170°/325° f / GM3 during this time.


Once your timer beeps, like mine, just did you can roll out your dough to roughly 1cm thick and begin cutting I chose a large and medium cutter but you can use any size you’d like, Pop your dough on a lightly greased baking tray and pop in the oven for 15 mins, I’ve got 2 trays worth so I’ve done 2 batches. Leave to cool on a wire rack and you can begin decorating.


For the decoration, I’m using glitter writing pens (What, you can’t have a glam skeleton nowadays?) But you can simply use icing sugar and water with a piping bag, draw on some ‘bones’ and voila your skeletons are ready.



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