Ghoulsome cookies

This biscuits are great to make for Halloween. Whether you're handing them out to kids in the village or keeping them for your own Halloween parties, Pippa Mattei has a great recipe. 

Ghoulsome cookies


  • 350 g plain flour
  • 175g sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Rind of one lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g butter or margarine
  • 2 egg yolks


1.Pre-heat oven to 180°C.

2.You will need a large baking tray lightly greased. You will also need some Halloween cut outs

3.Sift flour and baking powder into processor, add fat in pieces and blend to make a mixture of breadcrumb consistency.

4.To this, add the lemon rind, vanilla and the egg yolks. Blend to bind and form a dough.

5.On a floured surface, roll out dough quite thickly. Now cut out your Halloween shapes and place onto a large baking tray and bake in pre-heated oven till golden, approx 20 mins.

6.Take out of oven, allow to cool slightly then put onto wire rack and cool completely before decorating.


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