Tuesday 21 October 2014

French Butter Cookies (Bones) #CreativeCookieExchange

This months theme for the Creative Cookie Exchange is Halloween. Halloween is not something celebrated in Australia much but it is growing in momentum each year. I was trying to think of cookies I could make with out have to buy new cookie cutters, I have a bone shape cookie cutter so I came up with the idea making these French Butter Cookies (Bones). Before I added the fondant my family thought I had mad dog biscuits. 

French Butter Cookies 

250gm (1 cup) (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Add the egg and vanilla, mixing thoroughly.about 2 to 3 minutes.
Gradually add the flour and salt, mixing on low speed until just combined.
plastic and refrigerate for at least one hour to overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180C- 350 degrees F, and placing a rack in the centre.
Prepare a cookie tray by lining it with baking paper.
Remove  from the fridge and roll using the cookie cutter cut desired shape .
Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack so that they can cool completely. I used a little corn syrup on each of the cookies, then added fondant cut with the same cookie cutter


The theme this month is Halloween! Spooky, silly, creepy, we’ve got it all!  If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.
You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes--be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Pumpkin Cookie Bars from Food Lust People Love


  1. Halloween is becoming more and more popular (and commercialised!) here. The cookies look great! M x

  2. Those cookies are very cute! Almost too cute to eat!

  3. Your cookies are really neat-- you made the fondant come alive on the skulls. I haven't tried topping cookies with fondant and would like to try it.

  4. They're adorable. I love the way the fondant looks, it's so smooth and creamy, like real bones.

  5. They are so cute and I love how you juxtaposed them with the skeleton heads! Adorable.

  6. Bones were a great idea, Jill! I was trying to avoid buying a new cookie cutter too but I never thought of using the bone one. Those white bones are perfect for Halloween!

  7. Those are great looking cookies, love the bone cutter!! I have one and always thought of it for dog bones but it works so well for Halloween.

  8. Such a wonderful Halloween cookie idea! And beautiful fondant work! :)

  9. Thanks for being a good sport with our American holidays! And the bones are perfect!

  10. What an amazing work on the cookies! Love it!

  11. What a great idea for a cookie, they are good for Halloween, but not really scary or anything. xx

  12. Those bones look so tasty, a wonderful treat for Halloween! Sarah x

  13. I know my girls would love to make this cookies, spooky and delicious

  14. love the bones! Great idea (though I've got to confess when the mini picture popped up in my blog feed for a split second I thought you'd iced dog biscuits!!!) Bet they are delicious :)

  15. Bones are perfect for Halloween! The cookies look delish! I couldn't help but laugh that your family thought you had mad dog biscuits.


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