Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats


  • 100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 To decorate

  • 400g icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 2-3 drops food colouring


Preparation time: less than 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 to 30 minutes

Preparation method

1.      Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2.      Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined.

3.      Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.

4.      Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.

5.      Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm.

6.      Using Halloween-style biscuit cutters, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.

7.      Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

8.      For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.

9.      Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and set aside until the icing hardens.

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