Gluten Free Cookies: Creepy Bug Cookie Recipe


These gluten free cookies are so cool. The boys in your family will love them. And talk about easy. Just press and bake. This is definitely going to be at my Halloween party this year.

Creepy Gluten Free Halloween Cookies


1 pkg. Gluten Free Shortbread Cookie Mix (Bobs’ Red Mill brand used)
Ingredients to make the cookies
1 pkg. of Plastic Creepy bugs


Wash and dry your bugs. Set aside.

Make the shortbread cookie dough as instructed on the package.

Scoop out the dough using a large cookie scoop and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Press with the bottom of a flat glass dipped in sugar to make a round shape. Take one of the bugs and press firmly into the dough to leave an impression. Pull off gently to leave your “fossil”  imprint.

Bake as directed on the package, usually at 350 degrees for about 5 to 8 minutes depending on how thick your cookies are.

Remove baking sheet from oven and carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Repeat with all the cookie dough until you have made all your cookies.  

Makes about 24-36 cookies depending on how big you make them!!

I found the bugs at a dollar store.

Aren’t these amazing! To easy to do and lot’s of WOW factor.

Everything is very simple and easy so you can enjoy Halloween too!

Happy Halloween!


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