Tombstone biscuits

Tombstone biscuits

Decorate these tombstone biscuits with your own creepy Halloween messages.

By , 21 September 2015
Tombstone biscuits
  • Ready in: 40 mins
  • Serves: 8
  • Price: 45p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 64g serving contains
  • Fat high
  • Saturates high
  • Sugars med
  • Salt low
  • Energy 1319KJ 315KCAL
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 2061kJ/492kcal.
  • 170g unsalted butter, softened
  • 75 caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 250g plain flour
  • Melted chocolate and writing icing, to decorate
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Beat the butter, sugar and a small pinch of salt together until evenly mixed. Add the egg yolk and stir to combine.

  • Add the flour and mix to make a stiff dough – start with a wooden spoon, then bring it together with your hands until just evenly mixed – you may need to add 1 tsp cold water. Pat into a block shape, cover with cling film, then chill for 30 minutes.

  • Between 2 sheets of cling film, roll out the pastry to about 50mm thick. Cut into tombstone shapes. Put on the baking trays.

  • Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool on the trays for at least 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. (If you move them any sooner, they'll break).

  • Dip some in the melted chocolate and decorate with writing icing, adding funny messages such as Death by Chocolate.