Halloween Cookies: The Recipe For Gingerbread Skeletons

How about turning the traditional Christmas gingerbread man into a fun and tasty Halloween cookie? We suggest an easy recipe to make these delicious homemade gingerbreads.


Here are the ingredients needed to make Halloween Cookies for 4 people:

165 g of semi-complete flour
half a teaspoon of baking soda
60 g brown sugar
one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
half a teaspoon of nutmeg powder
half a teaspoon of ground cloves
50 g soft butter
1 egg
2 tablespoons honey
100 g icing sugar
half a lemon


1- Mix the flour with the baking soda, sugar and spices.

2- Add the Butter cut in small pieces and knead by hand until you get a sandy texture.

3- Separate the egg yolk from the white. Add the yolk and honey to the dough. Keep the egg white to make the icing.

4- Add a little cold water, little by little, until you can form a ball of dough.

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5- Roll out the dough to 3 mm thick on a baking sheet and then leave it to harden in the fridge for 15 minutes before cutting out the biscuits.

Assembly and cooking

1- Using a cookie cutter in the shape of a man, cut out 8 gingerbread man Cookies and place them as you go on a baking sheet covered with baking paper.

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2- With the remaining dough, cut out pumpkin-shaped Cookies or other Halloween shapes like bats for example.

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3- Preheat your oven to 180°C.

4- Bake the Cookies about 12 minutes until they are golden brown.

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5- Let them cool before decorating.


To make the skeleton Halloween decoration, we recommend using icing in a tube or a white pastry pen.

You can also make the royal icing yourself using icing sugar and the egg white you reserved earlier.

1- Pour 100g of icing sugar into a bowl and add about half of the egg white. Mix vigorously with a wooden spoon and add a few drops of lemon juice.

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2- Use a mini piping bag to decorate the bonhomme cookies by drawing the shape of a skeleton with the white icing.

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3- Let the icing dry before enjoying the gingerbread cookies.

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Happy Halloween !

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In French: Biscuits d'Halloween : la recette des squelettes en pain d'épices
En español: Galletas de Halloween: la receta de los esqueletos de jengibre
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