Bake some Funnybones biscuits

You will need:

•  125g butter

•  50g light brown sugar

•  50g dark brown muscovado sugar

•  2 tbs golden syrup

•  1 tbsp treacle

•  2 tsp ground ginger

•  1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

•  300g plain flour

•  Royal icing to decorate

How to make them:

1.  Sieve the ginger, bicarbonate of soda and flour into a large bowl

2.  Melt the butter, sugars, syrup and treacle in a saucepan, then stir into the dry ingredients

3.  When the mixture has come together, roll out between two sheets of baking parchment, to about 5mm thick.  Place on a baking tray and leave in the fridge to chill for approximately 20 minutes

4.  Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan. Use a large gingerbread man cutter to cut approximately ten cookies. Place the cookies on a lined baking tray and bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to darken

5.  Once the cookies have cooled, pipe royal icing bones and faces on the cookies, and allow to set.

Now you have a some deliciously spooky skeleton biscuits to create the perfect Halloween party, just try not to eat them all at once!

Recipe courtesy of Vanilla Frost Cakes

  • Funnybones


  • The classic and beloved Funnybones by children's book superstars Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

    In the first ever Funnybones book, we are introduced to the wonderful humour and fun of the much-loved series.

    The Funnybones books are a must for children just starting to learn to read - these funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort!

    Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books.

    The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal.

    Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg:

    Burglar Bill; Cops and Robbers; Each Peach Pear Plum; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; The Baby's Catalogue; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; The Boyhood of Burglar Bill

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