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Jack O'Lantern Cookies

The simplest cookies to make during halloween. Truthfully during any time of the year. These are cinnamon spiced, brown sugar cookies that work well on its own or sandwiched with fillings. They are a delicious treat to give to your tricker treaters.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course High Tea, cookie, tea time, Finger food, Party
Servings 24 cookies


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon/Electric hand beater
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Wire rack


  • 175 gm Butter soft
  • 150 gm Brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 15 ml Vanilla
  • 280 gm Flour
  • 5 gm Baking powder
  • 5 gm Cinnamon powder
  • 2.5 gm Salt

Fillings (optional)

  • Chocolate ganache
  • Jam
  • Buttercream


  • If you are baking the cookies immediate after rolling out the dough, preheat the oven before you start making the cookies dough to 180℃. If not skip this step.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric hand beater or wooden spatula until it is pale in color. Add the sugar and beat again until creamy.
  • Add the flavors with the egg and beat together until combined.
  • Add the flour and fold together to form a dough.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film or zip lock bag and leave in the fridge for 2 hours to firm up.
  • Preheat your oven at this point to 180℃. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Roll the cookie dough 1/4 of an inch. Roll the dough between cling wrap or baking paper.
  • Transfer the cookie dough to the baking tray and bake for 10-12 mins until the bottom has a golden brown color and the top is dry to the touch.
  • Remove from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  • Sandwich with fillings of your choice or serve as it is.


  • You can check the eggless substitute in the substitute options above.
  • You might need a little more flour to bring the dough together if the butter has melted and gotten too soft. But once it forms a dough don’t add any more flour.
  • For baking, make sure to follow the guidelines to know whether its done but check the cookies after 9 mins.
  • The cookies down spread much hence you don’t need to worry about spacing but don’t touch them to each other before baking.
  • Chocolate ganache recipe: heat 50ml double cream, add 25gm dark chocolate into the cream and stir until it has melted. Add 5gm butter and stir. Let it set before using to sandwich your cookies.