Flattened Body Parts Cookies Recipe - Easy-to-Follow Recipe with Strawberry Jam and Flour

Flattened Body Parts Cookies

Flattened Body Parts Cookies Recipe - Easy-to-Follow Recipe with Strawberry Jam and Flour
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 10-12 minutes | Servings: 24 cookies


Flattened Body Parts Cookies
Flattened Body Parts Cookies

Flattened Body Parts Cookies are a fun and spooky treat perfect for Halloween or any themed party. These cookies are made using sugar cookie dough and are shaped like miniature hands and feet, complete with missing fingers and toes. The finishing touch is a drizzle of seedless strawberry jam to add a gruesome touch to these delicious treats.


The origin of Flattened Body Parts Cookies is unclear, but they have become a popular treat for Halloween parties and events. The idea of creating cookies shaped like body parts adds a fun and creepy element to any gathering.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to the temperature specified on the package.
  2. Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out the cookie dough to a thickness of approximately 0.33 inch.
  3. Using clean stiff cardboard, trace and cut out miniature hands and feet (helpful tip: consider cutting hands and feet that are missing a finger or toe).
  4. Place the stencils on top of the dough and cut out the shapes using a butter knife.
  5. Transfer the cookies to a cookie sheet and bake according to the instructions on the package.
  6. Once the cookies are done, allow them to cool for a few minutes.
  7. Just before serving, drizzle strawberry jam onto the cookies, focusing on areas where a finger or toe is missing.


  • Use different flavors of jam for a variety of gruesome effects.
  • Add food coloring to the cookie dough to create different colored body parts.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to lightly flour your work surface before rolling out the cookie dough to prevent sticking.

- Use stiff cardboard stencils to easily cut out the shapes of hands and feet.

- Allow the cookies to cool slightly before adding the strawberry jam drizzle to prevent it from melting too quickly.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Flattened Body Parts Cookies at Halloween parties or themed events for a fun and creepy treat that is sure to impress your guests.

Cooking Techniques

Rolling out the cookie dough to a consistent thickness is key to ensuring even baking.

- Using cardboard stencils helps create uniform shapes for the cookies.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use homemade sugar cookie dough instead of store-bought for a more personalized touch.

- Substitute the strawberry jam with raspberry or cherry jam for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

Flattened Body Parts Cookies can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the cookies on a platter with fake spiders or other creepy decorations for a spooky presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Flattened Body Parts Cookies with a glass of milk or hot chocolate for a classic cookie and beverage pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store Flattened Body Parts Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To reheat, place in a preheated oven for a few minutes to warm through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Flattened Body Parts Cookies contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of Flattened Body Parts Cookies contains approximately 20g of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Flattened Body Parts Cookies contains approximately 8g of fats.


Each serving of Flattened Body Parts Cookies contains approximately 2g of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Flattened Body Parts Cookies do not contain significant amounts of vitamins or minerals.


Flattened Body Parts Cookies contain wheat and may contain traces of nuts.


Flattened Body Parts Cookies are a fun and spooky treat that are relatively low in calories and contain moderate amounts of carbohydrates and fats.


Flattened Body Parts Cookies are a fun and spooky treat that are perfect for Halloween parties or themed events. These cookies are easy to make and can be customized with different flavors of jam or food coloring for a unique twist. Serve these creepy treats to impress your guests and add a touch of fun to any gathering.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory. It was a warm summer day, and I was rummaging through an old box of recipe cards that belonged to my great-grandmother. As I flipped through the yellowed and stained cards, my eyes landed on one that simply read "Flattened Body Parts Cookies."

I was intrigued. The name was certainly unusual, but I had learned over the years that some of the best recipes have the strangest names. I decided to give it a try.

I carefully read through the ingredients and instructions. The recipe called for flour, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. It seemed like a basic sugar cookie recipe, but there was something different about it. The instructions indicated that I needed to roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to create shapes resembling body parts.

I followed the recipe to the letter, mixing the ingredients together and rolling out the dough. As I cut out the shapes, I couldn't help but feel a bit uneasy. The thought of eating cookies shaped like body parts was a bit unsettling, but I pushed the feeling aside and continued with the baking.

As the cookies baked in the oven, a sweet aroma filled the kitchen. I couldn't resist peeking through the oven door to watch as the cookies spread and flattened out, turning golden brown around the edges.

When the timer went off, I carefully removed the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack. I hesitantly took a bite, unsure of what to expect.

To my surprise, the cookies were delicious. The buttery, vanilla flavor melted in my mouth, and the cookies had a perfect crunch. The shape may have been unconventional, but the taste was undeniably amazing.

I knew I had stumbled upon a truly unique recipe, one that would become a favorite in my collection. I immediately made a note to share it with my family and friends, eager to see their reactions.

Over the years, I continued to make Flattened Body Parts Cookies, each time delighting in the reactions of those who tried them for the first time. Some were hesitant at first, unsure of the shape, but once they took a bite, they were hooked.

I shared the recipe with my own children and grandchildren, passing down the tradition of making these deliciously spooky cookies. Each time I make them, I think back to that warm summer day when I discovered the recipe, and I am grateful for the culinary adventures it has brought me on.

In the end, it doesn't matter that the cookies are shaped like body parts. What matters is the joy they bring to those who taste them, and the memories they create. Cooking is not just about following recipes, but about creating moments that will last a lifetime. And for me, Flattened Body Parts Cookies will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the day I found a recipe that changed the way I looked at baking forever.


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