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Halloween Beaded Charms
Makes Makes 28- 30 Cookies. Photo by: Robin Hood
By Robin Hood


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter, icing sugar and vanilla in large mixing bowl until light. Add flour and corn starch. Beat into a smooth batter.
  3. Roll into different shapes and sizes using 1 tsp-1 tbsp (5mL-15mL) of dough. Roll into coloured sugars. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 13 to 15 minutes, depending on size. Immediately poke hole through each cookie while warm to make into edible jewellery. Cool on wire rack.
  5. String cookies onto a thin decorative ribbon or long piece of thin licorice and tie ends together to secure.



For a great Halloween activity the kids will love, purchase some extra candies with holes in them or make holes in the candies to use as beads. Have the kids string both the candies and cookies onto a ribbon or licorice. This is also a fun activity for a birthday party!

  • 1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) icing sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) Robin Hood© Best for Cake & Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 (125 mL) corn starch
  • coloured sugars