Home-made Halloween biscuits

Have fun with your kids this half-term with these spooky but tasty treats. This recipe is from Local Mum and chef Laura Scott.

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Home - Made Halloween Biscuits.

Recipe ;-

Ingredients :- Makes 24 approx

6oz (175g) butter or margarine

9oz (275g) plain flour

3oz (75g) caster sugar

4oz (125g) icing sugar

2tbsp water

Coloured icing writing tubes (available at all supermarkets)

Method :-

For the biscuits :-

Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees.

Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment.

In a large mixing bowl combine the butter, flour and sugar using your fingertips to make crumbs.

Once you have formed the crumbs get your hands into the dough and squeeze it together to form a ball.

Knead the biscuit dough until it forms a smooth ball of dough then divide it in two.

Work with half the dough at a time or give half to your child so that you can work alongside each other making the biscuits.

Lightly dust your work surface with flour and roll out the dough, not too thinly.

Use a biscuit cutter to cut out circular shapes then transfer them to the baking trays.

You can re-use all the trimmings to make more biscuits.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Leave the biscuits to cool completely before icing them.

For the icing :-

In a mixing bowl combine the icing sugar with the water and mix thoroughly. You could use food colouring at this point.

Add a teaspoon of the icing to each biscuit and spread it all over right up to the edges of the biscuit.

Using your writing icing tubes create some Halloween themed images. 

I made spiderwebs by making black circles which I turned into webs using a cocktail stick.

The skeletons went down well with my children too.

They also asked me to write "BOO" on them and eyeballs would also look effective as would pumpkins or witches hats.

This recipe is a great way to get your children interested in baking. The biscuit dough is foolproof and can be worked and re-worked as much as you like. It  bakes up some simple yet scrummy biscuits which are ready in only 10 minutes!

I will be making lots more of these biscuits with my children this weekend as they are holding their very own cake garage sale. This is what they will be making along with some vanilla and chocolate decorated fairy cakes topped with ready to roll icing and Halloween sweets.

The biscuits taste great and you could make up the dough then freeze some of it for a later date if you don't want to make so many biscuits in one go.

Happy Halloween!


Laura Scott (above) is a Local Mum and trained chef who lived and worked in London up until she got married, had 3 children close together and moved out to Surrey. After a career break, Laura started her writing her food blog and is now working as a cookery tutor throughout Surrey (www.howtocookgoodfood.co.uk).

In her spare time, Laura attends to her newly appointed allotment with the aim of growing and producing seasonal fruit and vegetables.  This is the inspiration for her blog as well as a means of educating her children as to where food comes from and how it should taste.

Laura has also joined the Children’s Food Campaign which is working towards improving both the food and the teaching of cookery in schools. She has also recently completed a course in healthy eating and nutrition as well as an RHS certificate in horticulture.  The two courses combine the two big passions in Laura’s life, cooking and gardening.

Her inspiration comes from the use of good quality ingredients, seasonal when possible and the combination of flavours that work harmoniously together enabling their natural flavour to shine through.

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