halloween monster biscuits
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Halloween monster biscuits

Halloween is a great excuse to get kids baking. We love turning easy baking recipes into something a bit spooky and fun, like these monster biscuits.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Decorating time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: biscuit, halloween
Servings: 21


  • 200 g (7/8 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 280 g (1 ¼ cups) caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 400 g (3 1/5) cups plain/all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar

To decorate

  • Icing sugar
  • food colouring
  • spinkles
  • googly eyes


Preheat the oven to 170C/160C Fan /325F and line several baking trays with baking paper.

    Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract

    • Measure out the butter, sugar and vanilla extract and pop them in a large mixing bowl or freestanding mixer. Beat them together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

    Add the egg

    • Crack the egg in a small bowl and add to your mixture. Mix everything together. If you need to, use a spatula to scrape unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl.

    Add the dry ingredients

    • Measure the flour, salt, cream of tartar and add to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix everything together so it comes together into a ball of soft dough.

    Make the monster biscuits

    • Dust your work surface with a little flour and roll out your dough until it is about ½ a cm thick.
    • Use a round cutter to cut shapes out and place them on your baking trays.

    Bake the monster biscuits

    • Pop the biscuits in the oven for around 10 minutes. They’re ready when the edges are starting to turn a little golden but the inside should still be pale.
    • Leave them to cool on the baking trays for a minute or two before removing them and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.

    Decorate the monster biscuits

    • In small bowls, mix some icing sugar (around 4 tbsp) with a few tsp of water. Add your colours and mix well. We went with purple, orange and green as we thought they were the most 'Halloweeny'. Put some spinkles and eyes in separate bowls . We found some fun Halloween themed ones but you could use anything you have to hand or even some mini M&Ms. Spoon the icing on to each biscuit and decorate with the sprinkles/sweets and eyes.
    • Enjoy!