Zombie Head Pastry

Halloween is here! Can you believe it? I feel like 2016 just started and yet, here we are. I love celebrating Halloween. I think the decorations and costumes are so much fun. I try to stay away from things that are too scary or gory, they just aren’t really my style. Plus, I have little kids so we like to stick with witches and ghosts and creepy crawlies.


This year one of my son’s friends is really into zombies. When we decided to throw a Halloween Brunch this year my son asked that we have zombie themed treat. These Zombie Head pastries are delicious, simple to make, filled with fluffy lemon cream cheese and blackberry filling, and they are family friendly.


To Start you need the following:

2 cans Refrigerated Crescent Dough

1 3oz package Cream Cheese Softened

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

2 Teaspoons Lemon Zest

1/4 Cup Sugar

Blackberry Jam (any berry will work)

Chocolate Chips or Eye Ball Sprinkles

Now you are ready to put these creepy guys together.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Mix cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon Zest. Set aside.

Unroll your crescent dough.  Using a knife or kitchen sheers, cut strips into the dough like shown:


You don’t have to be exact.

Spoon some of your cream cheese mixture and jam into the middle of the dough. The more filling, the more oozey your zombie faces will be. Too much and you will just have a mess on your hands! A good rule is when you wrap your zombie the filling should be contained.


Wrap the strips of dough over your filling, making sure to leave a gap for eyes. You can mold them to look like faces as much or a little as you want.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.


After they are slightly cooled add your eyes. The chocolate chips will melt a little and stick in place.


Add them to your spooky tablescape and your guests will love to gobble up these tasty pastry treats. Looking for more creepy treat ideas? Check out the rest of this Halloween Brunch.

About Aimee

My name is Aimee and I was lucky enough to meet my perfect match at age 15. We were married 6 years later and are parents to the cutest kiddos around. Our oldest son is a cautious, but outgoing, smarty pants with a little sister who has no fear and loves to push all his buttons. They are 19 months apart. Before becoming a stay at home mom I was a second grade teacher, and I loved every minute of it. Now I spend most of my day on the floor building trains, tucking in baby dolls, reading stories, and laughing my guts out with my own kids. I love to spend time with my family, travel, read, watch movies, be outdoors, and eat!


Zombie Head Pastry — 12 Comments

  1. My kids would love to make the Zombie Head pastry and I bet they taste delicious and are fun to make!

  2. Omgosh, we would totally rock these all year round! We love zombies! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

  3. My two kids are also into Zombies and these mixed with your peanut butter spider cookies are perfect for this year’s halloween. In fact, you could mix a little peanut butter in with the zombie mixture – we all love peanut butter in our home!

  4. What a fun idea. My kids always loved it when I would make designs with their food or rename it.

  5. These look so cute and yummy. I will have to make some for our Halloween party. Thanks for the receipe.