Gingerbread Skeletons


The treat part of ‘trick or treat’. Get your spook on with these gingerbread skeletons.

Prep: 45 minutes

Cook: 15-18 minutes

Makes: 12 gingerbread skeletons

45g softened butter

75g soft brown sugar

60g golden syrup

1 egg yolk

170g plain flour

2 tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp mixed spice

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

A pinch of salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C Fan. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick paper.
  2. Measure the butter and sugar into a bowl until light and fluffy using a hand whisk. Add the syrup and egg yolk and whisk again. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until the mixture comes together. Knead into a ball.
  3. Roll out on a floured work surface. Cut out 12 skeletons using a gingerbread cutter. Place onto the baking sheet. Chill for 20 minutes then bake for 15 to 18 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  1. Mix the icing with the water to make a smooth consistency. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle. Pipe white lines onto the cookies to make the bones on the skeleton.
  2. Leave to set for 30 minutes.