Halloween Shortbread Biscuit Recipe for kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Recipe: Halloween Shortbread Biscuits

October 2, 2017

Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get our craft on. There seem to be unlimited numbers of activities, games and crafts that are centred around Halloween and it would be mad not to celebrate the holiday in style with Luke.

We’ve started to get excited about Halloween now that October has arrived. I can’t wait to do some pumpkin carving – you’d think by now I’d be able to do a decent job, but nope, I still suck at it! Luke doesn’t seem to mind all that much though and enjoys making a mess and squelching around all the seeds and stringy flesh…you know, making everything orange. So I’m looking forward to doing that together in a few weeks.

For now, as it’s only the beginning of October, I thought we’d kick things off with some baking.

Halloween Shortbread Biscuit Recipe for kids at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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Luke and I pondered for a little while and decided to make some biscuits as we had already ordered some really cool Halloween cookie cutters and we needed to test them out!

We have made shortbread a few times before. We especially love making lemon and lime flavoured shortbread during Spring time. Shortbread is such an easy recipe to follow and a perfect one for children to help make as everything is taste safe.

Halloween for children. Shortbread baking and decorating activity at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Decorating Halloween Biscuits

We used our fool proof shortbread recipe that you can find below and decorated using some icing tube pens and a few of the biscuits got the good old Halloween sprinkles treatment!

If you don’t fancy purchasing a new set of cookie cutters to make spooky biscuits, you could always use that classic gingerbread man Christmas cutter and make mummies!

Our biscuits tasted lush and Luke really couldn’t wait for them to cool down enough so we could decorate them. Icing tube pens are a bit tricky at first but he managed to get the hang of them fairly quickly and squeezing all that icing out is really good for children’s fine motor skills.

Halloween for children. Shortbread baking and decorating activity at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Halloween Shortbread Biscuit Recipe

If you fancy making these at home this Halloween, here’s the recipe you will need to follow to make shortbread.

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Halloween Shortbread Biscuits
Recipe type: Biscuit
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'Dead' easy Halloween biscuits that children love to make and decorate that really help them enter the Halloween 'spirit'.
  • 175g plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 115g butter
  • Some chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 150Β°C/300Β°F/Gas Mark 2
  2. Grease a baking tray or use parchment paper
  3. Cream together sugar and butter
  4. Add flour and salt and stir. You will need to get messy and use your hands! Add some chocolate chips to the dough.
  5. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface to the desired thickness
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and then place on your baking tray in the middle shelf of the oven

Halloween for children. Shortbread baking and decorating activity at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

I’m looking forward to getting more creative with Halloween as the month of October progresses. In the mean time, here are some other Halloween craft ideas for you to try your hands at. My favourite Halloween craft to date is the toilet roll bats!

More Halloween Craft Ideas:

Halloween TP Bats Craft

How To Halloween Bats Craft for Kids

Toilet Roll Cats

A step by step guide on making cats from toilet rolls by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Ghostly Halloween Garland

Halloween Ghost Garland at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk/ghostly-halloween-garland/


  • Ashleigh Allan

    October 7, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    They look great ahd i love chocolate chips through shortbread

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      It’s so tasty, isn’t it?

  • fiona waterworth

    October 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I shall try this recipe as have always used the recipe out of the bero book

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      I hope you enjoy it!

  • claire woods

    October 8, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Looks easy to make.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      It’s really easy, perfect for kids πŸ™‚

  • Jo – Pickle & Poppet

    October 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    These look great! we love making cookies! #ThatFridayLinky

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Aw thank you! πŸ™‚

  • sarah m

    October 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    They look fantastic! Have bookmarked this page and will give these a go this weekend!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Hope you enjoyed them!

  • Lisa (mummascribbles)

    October 10, 2017 at 10:20 am

    These look so yummy! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday and sorry for the late commenting

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks, lovely πŸ™‚

  • Chris Andrews

    October 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    what a tasty treat

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Ruth Harwood

    October 12, 2017 at 8:57 am

    wow, gotta make us some of this!!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Hope you enjoy.

  • Jo McPherson

    October 14, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    They look delicious

  • michelle o’neill

    October 16, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    looks fantastic

  • Clare

    October 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

    This looks so simple yet such a fab thing to do with the kids. I’ve got a week off for half-term and I’ve promised to do some baking with the kids. Bookmarked this to come back to, thank you!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 18, 2017 at 11:42 am

      That’s great, we will probably be making the again during half term too. I hope you all enjoy them. πŸ™‚

    2. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Aw I hope that you made these! Luke loves baking during the holidays.

  • Claire @ The ladybirds’ adventures

    October 19, 2017 at 7:16 am

    These look great. I’ve never made short bread before. I think my kids eould love these.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      It’s really easy and fun for kids to make. It’s just like play dough πŸ™‚

  • Suzy McCullough

    October 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    These look really good. I’m impressed. It’s my first year with Jamie at school on Halloween. It will be strange not having him home but hopefully we will make up for that in half term. I love your craft ideas as well

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Aw, that’s so sweet of you, thank you πŸ™‚

  • Rhian Westbury

    October 19, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I love the icing on these, I always find my icing never looks like its meant to x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 20, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      i find my icing often looks like Luke’s done it, so getting the “perfect” picture was interesting!

  • Cal at Family Makes

    October 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    These look absolutely brilliant! What a fabulous activity to do with the kids in preparation for Halloween, and not too scary either! I’m definitely pinning these to try with my kids.

  • Heidi Brown

    October 20, 2017 at 8:48 am

    These are great, Finlay would love to do something like this. We are doing a lot of Halloween bits and bobs atm!

  • Sarah | What The Kids Wore

    October 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    What a wonderful Halloween activity to get the children involved in, plus you get to eat them afterwards
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  • Susan B

    October 21, 2017 at 8:51 am

    What fun. It is hard to get a buttery tasting shortbread with just enough butter to taste good but no so much that the biscuits run all over the tray. The girls really enjoy the shape cutting and decorating.

  • Rachel Craig

    October 21, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Looking forward to Halloween. Thanks for the ideas on this blog. Biscuits look delicious!

  • Kev Cannon

    October 26, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I Think I’ll have a go at these

  • Adrian Bold

    October 27, 2017 at 1:22 am

    These look delicious. I think my nephew would love helping with them.

  • Carly Belsey

    October 27, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Love these. Something for the kids to decorate. I did witches hats in shortbread last year for them to decorate. Great ideas

  • paula cheadle

    October 27, 2017 at 11:31 am

    they look very yummy

  • Natalie Crossan

    October 27, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Oh these are so adorable – I honestly don’t think I’d be able to nibble on those hehe x


    December 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Sounds so delicious – I know there is a long wait till next halloween but I think I will try it !

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      They’re glorious – can’t wait to make more πŸ™‚

  • Micaela Levachyov

    October 4, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I was just wondering what I could do to start celebrating the season and these look perfect!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      I hope they put you in the mood for Halloween.

  • Sarah Bailey

    October 4, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    OK now these sound like they would be right up my street. What a cute, delicious and slightly spooky way to enjoy a Halloween cookie!
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      You’ll probably be able to decorate them a bit better than we could!

  • Elizabeth

    October 5, 2018 at 9:27 am

    These look super! πŸ™‚ My kids would love it, I think, if I made them a batch of these today!
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      Oh, lucky kids! πŸ˜‰

  • Rhian Westbury

    October 5, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Chocolate chip shortbread is one of my favourite things to eat so I really should get round to making some more x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 5, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      It’s so yummy, isn’t it?

  • Louise

    October 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    These look tasty and are such good alternatives to sweets on Halloween. Looks like I’ll be doing some baking throughout October! x

  • Tanya

    October 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    This post is just everything I love in one hit, I love shortbread, chocolate and Halloween. I love that it doesn’t take a lot of work and that you have the fun and creative freedom to decorate them. Yours look great

  • Kara

    October 5, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    These look fabulous, I can see these sneaking into the kids lunchboxes

  • Louise

    October 6, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Mmm, these look SO good! I love shortbread biscuits πŸ™‚

    Louise x
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  • Laura

    October 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    These look nommy, I do love shortbread but haven’t yet tried to make a GF version so this has inspired me to give it a whirl.

  • Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    October 7, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Oh these are so cute, I want to make some with Pickle! Kaz

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 8, 2018 at 9:10 am

      They’re sweet, aren’t they? πŸ˜€

  • Jen

    October 8, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    These look so much fun! I love shortbread so any excuse!

  • Naomi Oikonomou

    October 10, 2018 at 12:33 am

    This is great, I’ve been looking for a recipe to use. We normally do gingerbread, but it gets a bit sickly after a while. #KidsandKreativity

  • Rachel Evans

    October 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I love the scary face on the ghost. I’m thinking of making some halloween biscuits as well and was looking for decorating ideas.
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  • Kerry

    October 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    We make Halloween cookies as I have a fab pumpkin and ghost cutter, not added choc chips before but sounds like a great idea! Thanks for linking up with #KidsandKreativity. Reall hope to see you again next time x

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