Learn how to make some spooky Halloween cookies!
- 250g / 2 cups plain flour
- 100g / ½ cup brown sugar
- 4 tbsp / ¼ cup / 60 ml golden syrup
- 75g cold butter cubed
- 1 large egg
- 2 ½ tsp ground mixed spice
- 1 tsp baking powder
Ready to roll Fondant icing and any cool Halloween decorations you like!
Tubes of coloured icing
Preheat oven to gas 4 / 180 c
Sieve the flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a large bowl, stir in the sugar and then rub in the butter with your fingertips until you have fine breadcrumbs. In a separate small jug or bowl, whisk together the syrup and egg, then pour into the flour mixture. Combine the ingredients until it starts to form a ball of dough. Wrap it in cling film and pop into the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
Lightly flour a work surface and rolling pin and once your dough has chilled you can start rolling it out. Roll it gently until it’s quite thin about ½ cm thick. Now you can cut out whatever shapes you like! Place the cookies onto a lined baking tray and pop into your pre-heated oven for 8 – 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Once the cookies are cool you can start icing them. I use ready to roll icing, which you can get in all different colours, or if you can only find white then just use food colouring and a paintbrush to colour them in however you like.
You can find just so many decorating items in the shops these days so go crazy and get creative with whatever cool icing decorations you can get your hands on!
You can get icing tubes, sprinkles and even mix together some icing sugar with a little water and food colouring to make your own icing!
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