Bat and pumpkin Halloween cookies

(40 ratings)
Halloween cookies
Halloween cookies
  • Makes: 18

  • Prep time:

    (plus 30 mins chilling)
  • Cooking time:

    (may need 2 mins extra)
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Easy to make and a doddle to decorate, these spooky cookies are perfect for a Halloween treat.


  • 100g (4oz) butter, softened
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 150g (5oz) sifted plain flour
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) ground mixed spice

You can find packs of themed cookie cutters in kitchenware shops or some larger supermarket, but if not, just cut out templates from firm card.


  1. To make this cookie recipe, place the softened butter in a bowl with the caster sugar and beat until pale and creamy. Stir in the sifted plain flour and ground mixed spice and mix to a stiff dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4). Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and stamp out about 10 bats and 8 pumpkins, re-rolling the dough as necessary. Place on a large lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 12-14 mins until pale golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Decorate the cold cookies with thinly rolled-out coloured fondant and attach with a little glacé icing. Pipe faces and eyes with icing or cut out faces with the tip of a small knife.

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I have added 1/2 tsp baking powder and a large egg to this mix, as it was too dry to combine into a dough and most cookie recipes use eggs. They're in the oven now so looking forward to seeing how they turn out!


Making these for Halloween, fingers crossed they turn out alright!

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