Course Snack
Keyword Baking, Biscuits, Cookies, Halloween, Snacks, Treats
Author Julie Cavanagh


  • 250 grams butter soften
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Apricot jam
  • Icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180Âșc. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a cake mixer until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg yolks and vanilla then mix to combine.

  4. Add the flour and baking powder and mix to a firm dough.
  5. Sprinkle the bench with flour and roll out a portion of the dough to about 5mm, I normally use a good handful of dough at a time.
  6. Using your chosen cookie cutters cut out the shapes and gently lift the cut cookie dough onto the baking tray with a fish slice.
  7. Bake for 10 -15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes on the tray then transfer to a wire rack.

  9. Once cooled, spread the base cookie with jam then gently place the cut out cookie on top and dust with icing sugar.