Halloween Cookies

  • Total Time

    1h 30m
    • Prep Time

      40m
    • Bake Time

      50m
  • Serves

    15
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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Make these Halloween cookies in the shapes of witches, pumpkins, bats and ghosts...why not colour them black and orange for extra effect to make a great TREAT this Halloween.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C, (fan 150°C, 325°F, gas mark 3).

  2. Place the plain flour, baking powder and golden caster sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the diced butter and rub together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

    • 275g Plain White Flour
    • 1 tsp Baking Powder
    • 100g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar (we like Billington's)
    • 75g Unsalted Butter (Diced)
  3. Make a hollow in the centre of the centre and pour in the beaten egg, golden syrup and vanilla extract. Mix together into a dough.

    • 1 Large Free Range Egg(s) (Beaten)
    • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (We Like Nielsen Massey)
  4. Halve the dough. To one half add a few drops of black colouring and knead until well distributed. This will give you a murky, sinister look too your dough (ideal for bats, spiders and gravestones).

    • A few drops Food Gel Colouring (Black, Red & Yellow)
  5. To the other half add a few drops of red food colouring and a few drops of yellow food colouring. Knead until a light orange colour has been achieved. The colour is ideal for pumpkin lantern cookies.

  6. Place the dough in separate plastic bags and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  7. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick and stamp out the cookies using spooky shaped cutters.

    Top Tip: How to Roll your Biscuit Dough Evenly
  8. If you want to hang your cookies, make a small hole in the dough with a skewer before cooking. Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes until lightly coloured and firm. Leave on the tray for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Top Tip: How to Stop your Biscuits Singeing in the Oven
  9. Try using black, red and green writing icing to create scary designs, spider's webs and monster faces on your cookies. Or cover your cookies in coloured ready to roll icing by adding a few drops of food colour to a piece of white ready to roll icing and knead. Roll the icing and cut into a shape using your cookie cutter or template. Try black for bats and witches or red and yellow for pumpkins.

    • 150g White Sugar Paste Icing
    • 1 tube Designer Icing (Black)
    • 1 tube Designer Icing (Red)
    • A handful Sprinkle Decorations
    • A handful Chocolate Flavoured Strands

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