Halloween is coming up today! Excited? Well so are we! Here’s a little recipe you can make with your kids. Halloween Cookies are an all-time favorite of not only young children, but also adults! So let’s get right to it…
250g/9oz unsalted butter, softened
250g/9oz golden caster sugar
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
½ tsp vanilla extract
500g/1lb 2oz 7 Star flour
red and black food coloring (optional)
1 tsp baking powder
Halloween-themed cookie cutters
red, white and black writing icing
200g/7oz ready-to-roll fondant icing
1 tbsp jam, warmed with 1tsp water
What you need to do
1. Beat together the butter and sugar, using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. (If the mixture looks a little curdled, add a spoonful of the flour.) If you’re using food coloring, add a few drops to the mixture.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl then stir the into the butter mixture and work into a dough using floured hands. Turn onto a floured work surface and knead into a ball. Divide the dough into two portions, wrap in cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for at least one hour.
3. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Line two baking trays with grease proof paper.
4. Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm/¼in thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut shapes out with the Halloween cutters. Take a few limbs and heads off the gingerbread man for added gore.
5. Place the cookies onto the baking tray, leaving a gap between them in case they spread.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, leave to cool.
7. Once cool, let your imagination run wild. Use the red writing icing along the edges of the missing limbs and heads as blood. For the skeletons and mummies, roll the fondant icing out to a 0.5cm/¼in thickness on a work surface dusted with icing sugar and cut out shapes using the same cutters as the cookies.
8. Brush the cookies with the warmed jam and stick the icing onto the cookies. Decorate with the white and black writing icing.
And there you have it, your scary, yet tasty Halloween Cookies. What are you waiting for? Get baking!And let us know down below in the comments if you tried it out and liked it!