I love baking. But if I’m baking something that needs icing I usually lose my patience waiting for the food to cool down and end up icing in a hurry. This week I made these really easy Halloween biscuits that didn’t require much effort in terms of decorating but still look fun and taste yummy! It’s perfect if you are looking for a Halloween bake that is quick and easy!
Things you’ll need
Non-Stick Baking paper
Halloween cookie cutters
200g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
100g light soft brown sugar
1 egg yolk
50g golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground ginger
400g icing sugar
3-4 tbsp water
2-3 drops food colouring gel
Firstly, preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 and line a baking tray.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and ginger.
In a separate bowl, melt together the butter and syrup. Add in the sugar, vanilla extract and the yolk and stir together until smooth.
Mix all of the ingredients together until combined into a smooth dough.
Dust a clean surface with flour and roll out the dough until it is around 0.5cm thick.
Next, use your cookie cutters to cut your Halloween shapes from the dough and place them onto the lined baking tray making sure you leave a bit of room between each one.
Pop them in the oven for 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
Leave to cool for a while before moving them.
When the biscuits have cooled they’ll be ready to ice! You can mix the icing sugar and water in a few different bowls adding a few drops of different colour food gel in each one.
Using a knife, gently spread the icing onto the biscuits. I used coloured sprinkles to look like eyes but you could use sweets or different coloured icing to decorate!