Halloween Biscuits

Halloween Biscuits – makes about 20 depending on size of cutters used

100g butter, at room temperature

115g caster sugar

1 medium egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

250g plain white flour

To ice:

Roll out icing – white, orange & black

Icing sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C (170 degrees C for fan oven) / 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric whisk until combined.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat again.
  4. Finally beat in the flour at a low speed to mix. Once mixed form into a ball of dough with your hands.
  5. Put the ball of dough onto a work surface that you have dusted with flour.
  6. Roll out the dough to approximately ½ cm thick.
  7. Cut out shapes using Halloween cookie cutters.
  8. Lift carefully onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
  9. Bake for 14-15 minutes until golden.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray.
  11. Knead the roll out icing until it softens.
  12. Dust your work surface with icing sugar.
  13. Roll the icing out to a thin layer and cut out the same shapes you used for the biscuits. White for ghosts, black for bats, orange for pumpkins etc.
  14. Lift off the work surface carefully. Put a few tiny dots of water on the back and then stick onto your cookies.
  15. Use the black and white icing to make eyeballs, mummies, spiders etc.halloween-cookies-1-3