Four ingredient Halloween cookie recipe

Failproof four ingredient Halloween cookie recipe.
Failproof four ingredient Halloween cookie recipe. Photo: Stacey Clare

A quick, easy cookie recipe for when the party starts in an hour and you have nothing to take. You can substitute the pecan nuts for any nuts you have in the cupboard. 

Difficulty: Easy 

Serves: 16  


  • 100g pecans 
  • 90g unsalted butter, room temperature 
  • 125g cups plain flour 
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup  
  • 3 tablespoon cacoa powder (optional) 
  • White food colouring paste, for decoration 


Step 1: 

Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Pop the pecans into a food processor and pulse until you have a textured nut meal.  

Step 2: 

Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse until the dough comes together in a ball. If you're wanting to make them chocolate flavour, pop that in now. If you have time, wrap the dough in cling film and allow to rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.  

Step 3: 


Roll out the dough to ½ cm thickness. Use your cookie cutters to cut the dough out, pop them on the baking tray and allow to cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire track. 

Step 4 

Using your tube of colouring, pipe 'skeletons' onto the cookies. Serve on a tray or store in an airtight container for a few days on the bench. 

Stacey Clare is a health-focused mum to two young boys and an accredited health and nutrition coach for mothers. You can view more of Stace's healthy kids recipes and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.