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Tow pumpkin shaped cookies on a green serviette Tried & Tested

Pumpkin cookies

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These pumpkin cookies are perfect for Halloween, you can make them for trick or treaters or have them all to yourself!

Key Information

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    Bake:

    Total time:

  • Calories:
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  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the decoration

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Royal icing (we like Silver Spoon) Royal icing
  • Orange food colouring
  • Green food colouring
  • White sugar paste icing coloured black

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    For the biscuits heat the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4). Grease 2 baking trays.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Put the flour into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 325g 11½ oz Plain white flour (we like Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Butter (unsalted)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Add the sugar, vanilla and egg yolks and mix to a soft dough.

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of about 5mm/1/4″ thick. Using a cutter or template cut out ghost and pumpkin shapes.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Place on the baking trays and bake for 18-20 minutes until turning pale golden around the edges. Cool on the trays for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    For the decoration, make up the royal icing sugar as directed on the packet. Put just under half the icing into another bowl and stir in a few drops of orange colouring.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Royal icing (we like Silver Spoon) Royal icing
    • Orange food colouring
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Put a small amount of icing into a small bowl and stir in a few drops of green colouring.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Green food colouring
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Using a small palette knife, spread the icing generously over the biscuits. Use the green icing to from the pumpkin ‘stalks’.

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Roll small pieces of black sugar paste icing for the ghost ‘eyes’ and attach. Put 2 dots of white icing in the centre of the ‘eyes’. Leave to set.

    Ingredients for this step

    • White sugar paste icing coloured black