Halloween Gravestone Biscuits Recipe

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These Halloween Gravestone Biscuits were originally created for my Graveyard Chocolate Mousse Pots Recipe but they’ll be perfect as a stand-alone biscuit. It’s a simple biscuit and perfect to make with the rest of the family, getting them involved in some spooky activities.

Halloween graveyard biscuits

Halloween Gravestone Biscuits

I enjoyed making these Gravestone biscuits and after doing them thought they’d be great as a stand-alone biscuit or used in other desserts so, I’ve written it up as a separate post in case you just want the biscuits.

Unfortunately, I’ve completely forgotten how many the recipe made but it also depends on how big you need them. There were definitely six as I made six chocolate pots for them. When I make them again I’ll be sure to take note.

Decorating Your Gravestone Biscuits

The recipe states melted dark chocolate or coloured icing for decorating these biscuits which allows you to add the “RIP” to them but you don’t have to stop there. You can get really creative with them adding icing spider webs or even personalising them for all the members of your family or the guests coming to the party. They don’t even have to be gravestone shaped.

You could even attempt to make them 3D by using them to cover the front and back of a sponge cake. So, cut out sponge fingers just smaller than the biscuits, add a layer of the chocolate mousse to either side of the sponge and use that to stick a biscuit to each side – like a sandwich. Once set, they’ll stand upright.

Cookie Cutters

I just used a knife, freehand, for these but there is nothing to stop you using a cookie cutter to get the shape you want – *Amazon has plenty of them including actual gravestone shaped ones.

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Alternatives to Oreos

Oreo cookies add the almost stone-like look to these biscuits but you don’t have to use them if you don’t want to – supermarket own will also work well. If you want a different taste then you could swap out the Oreos for:

  • Ginger biscuits
  • Choc chip cookies
  • Bourbons
  • Custard creams
  • Hobnobs

I’ve not tried any of these, I personally think the ginger biscuits would taste amazing but I’m a huge ginger fan.

If you haven’t already checked out the mousse pot recipe then you won’t have seen what Eban thinks, so here is his opinion of the biscuits as well as the mousse.

Halloween Graveyard Biscuits

I think these look great and are something different for a Halloween themed party, as they can be done in advance and stored in an airtight container.

The recipe can be shared or printed for a later date, please feel free to use it. 

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Halloween Gravestone Biscuits

Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

An Oreo chocolaty biscuit which goes great with the Halloween Chocolate Mousse Pots for a spooky treat.


  • 50g Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 180g unsalted butter, softened
  • 112g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • A couple of drops vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour, sifted
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 100g dark chocolate (melted) or coloured icing (for decoration)


  1. Begin by crushing the Oreo cookies and then put them to one side
  2. In a large bowl or using an electric mixer, beat the butter with the caster sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract. Add the flour and baking powder and blend until a soft dough is formed
  3. Add the crushed Oreo cookies to the mixture and combine fully until you have a speckled looking dough
  4. Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour (this will make it easier to roll out)
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  6. On a floured surface roll out the dough to 1/2cm thickness. With a sharp knife, cut out tombstone shapes and place the cookies apart on the tray
  7. Bake the cookies until the edges are slightly browned for approximately 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before handling
  8. Using a small piping bag with a small plain nozzle, fill with the melted chocolate or icing and pipe the letters RIP
  9. Leave once again for the chocolate/icing to set

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