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Sugar Free Halloween cookies

These Halloween cookies are a lot of fun to make with kids. They’re even made with our delicious hazelnut spread from Zùsto.

Preparation time

25 min preparation + 10 min cooking + 30 min resting


18 cookies



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For 18 cookies
  • 300 g pastry flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 120 g hard margarine (or butter) at room temperature
  • 100 g Zùsto
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 90 g Zùsto hazelnut spread


  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Halloween cookie cutters (e.g. pumpkin-shaped)
  • Cling film

Preparation method

  1. Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut the margarine into small cubes and add them to the flour. Add the Zùsto, the vanilla extract and the egg and start kneading it with your hands.
  3. When you have a firm ball of dough, wrap it in cling film. Let the dough set for 30 min in the refrigerator.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  5. Dust the countertop and rolling pin generously with flour. Roll the dough to just under half a centimeter thick. Cut out the shapes and place on the baking sheet. (Using a sharp knife, I cut the eyes and a mouth out in half of the dough shapes. I left the other half as is. Otherwise, the hazelnut spread will later flow all over).
  6. Bake the cookies for about 8 to 10 min in the preheated oven. When the edges turn golden brown, they’re good.
  7. Let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. On the “full cookies” (without eyes or mouth), spread about 5 g of Zùsto hazelnut spread (stay about half a cm away from the edges), then cover with another cookie from which you did cut out eyes and a mouth.


Nutritional values

Halloween cookies Per 100 g of cookies (or per 30 g cookie + 5 g Zùsto hazelnut spread)
Energy (kcal) 422 (148)
Fats (g) 21.6 (8)
Of which saturates (g) 8.5 (2.8)
Carbohydrates (g) 43 (14)
Fiber (g) 5.7 (3.4)
Protein (g) 7.8 (2.6)

About Yasmine Marchal

Hi, I’m Yasmine from the pastry blog Tartes Yaya. As well as running my blog, I work full time as an IT project manager. Baking is my creative outlet, but I also enjoy sports (jogging, hiking, aerial dance and horse riding).

I’m mum to an 8 year old boy, Ilyas, and a 6 year old girl, Fatou. In August 2018, Ilyas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease that is not caused by eating too much sugar… just to clarify that! ;)).Even though a type 1 diabetic can eat whatever they want and don’t have to follow a special diet, their body has greater difficulty in processing real sugars because the body is not able to produce insulin itself or manage insulin spikes properly.

My son’s diabetes led me to discover Zùsto and since then, Zùsto has been my favourite sugar substitute!

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