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How to make Halloween cookies when you don’t have Halloween cookie cutters

I’ve possibly missed the boat on this one and am posting this far too late to be of use for anyone this Halloween, but hey, half term is all I’m going to say.

BigSmall and I had a morning to ourselves at the weekend and decided to make some Halloween cookies. We don’t have any ghostly Halloween cutters or witches hats or anything similar, and I really didn’t want to have to buy any, so my initial idea was to make some cardboard templates to cut around. But before we got started on that, we decided to have one last look in the cookie cutter drawer, and once we started to think outside the box a little, we realised we had all kinds we could use:


Christmas Star -> Spider’s Web


Gingerbread man -> Skeleton

Gingerbread man -> Skeleton


Christmas angel -> Ghost

Christmas angel -> Ghost


This one is the height of ingenuity... Stegosaurus turned upside down -> Bat!

This one is the height of ingenuity…
Stegosaurus turned upside down -> Bat!



We used our favourite tried and tested gingerbread recipe, which is here, and they I may have iced them once the kids were all out of the way…

Do you guys have any ingenious Halloween hacks? Do share, I’d love to hear them!

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  • Reply Nicky November 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm


  • Reply Eco Thrifty Living October 31, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Very clever thinking!

  • Reply Rae October 31, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Frightfully clever!

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