Spooky Shortbread Skeletons

If you're looking for an easy Halloween treat that's sure to impress, look no further! These cookies are sweet and have a slight peanut butter taste. Make a batch of these for your halloween party, a spooky treat thats full of not so spooky ingredients. These shortbread skeletons are quick to whip up and are so fun so arrange! 

Peanut butter, chocolate and jelly crime scene ahead.. 

shortbread skeletons food photography

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup Mayver’s protein peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or earth balance spread

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup gluten free flour

  • 1/4 cup almond meal

  • 1/4 cup stevia

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1/4 cup red jam

  • Cooled melted dark chocolate or icing

  • Piping bag

  1. Cream the butter and the peanut butter together in a medium sized bowl. Once completely mixed, add the vanilla and cinnamon and combine well.

  2. Next, mix in the almond meal, gluten free flour and stevia. The dough will be slightly crumbly.

  3. Using your hands, empty the bowl onto a lined sheet of baking paper and using a rolling pin, flatten dough to just over ½ cm thick. Pop this into the fridge to chill for 30 mins – 1 hour. You can work the dough without refrigerating however, it will be quite crumbly.

  4. Preheat the oven to 170 d C when ready bake your skeletons.

  5. Using a cookie cutter, cut out gingerbread shapes and transfer to a tray lined with baking paper. Don’t worry if they break! This is the Halloween aim.

  6. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes depending on thickness. The cookies may look underdone but don’t worry! They’re perfectly done! Let the cookies cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

  7. Once cooled, decorate by piping on bones and faces, decorate the wounded skeletons with the jam blood.

  8. Enjoy! A not so spooky Halloween treat!