Since Halloween is just around the corner I thought I would put on my Halloween jumper and make some Halloween biscuits!
This recipe is super simple and only takes about half an hour. To make these biscuits you will need:
- 250g of softened butter
- 140g of caster sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tea spoons of vanilla extract
- 300g of plain flour
- Cookies cutters
Lets get started!
First of all you will need to pre heat your oven to 180ºc and then start by combining the butter and the sugar in a big bowl!
Next add the Egg Yolk and Vanilla extract and mix together.
Finally fold in your flour until the mixture turns into a dough, you might want to use your hands towards the end if its easier! You should end up with a ball of biscuit dough thats ready to roll!
Now you can roll out your dough until its about 1cm thick and cut out your biscuits. I decided to make Pumpkins, Bats and Ghosts for Halloween but you can do any shape you want! Line a baking tray with baking paper and pop your biscuits on top. Then they go into the oven for 12-15 minutes until they are golden. I also cut faces into some of the pumpkins using a small knife before I put them into the oven. Be extra careful when your doing this bit so you don’t burn yourself!
Once they have cooled down you can decorate your biscuits!
For my biscuits I decided to use melted chocolate and orange icing. I melted one and a half bars of milk chocolate using a Bain-marie as I find it easiest to do it this way. For the icing I started with icing sugar and added water until it made a paste. I then mixed Orange and Yellow food colouring to turn it orange!
I used a mini sieve to dust icing sugar over the ghosts and filled the pumpkins faces with the orange icing. I dipped the bats in chocolate and used pumpkin sprinkles for eyes. I also dipped some of the other pumpkins in chocolate and covered it in Halloween sprinkles! You can really get creative and decorate them any way you’d like.
These are my finished biscuits! I definitely like the Bats the best but they all taste amazing!
Thank you to everyone who reads this I really hope you enjoyed it and have a go at making your own Halloween Biscuits!
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