“This is Halloween, this is Halloween, pumpkins scream in the dead of night!”
This Halloween I wanted to whip up something ghastly, and what better way to do it than to throw on my Darth Vader Halloween get-up, and show you guys just how easy it is to make cookies for the occasion! Featuring everybody’s favourite Halloween musical ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’, one of my all-time favourites and a Halloween must-see.
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Let’s get to it! 🙂
I kept this recipe as simple as I could (who wants to be slaving away in the kitchen – what a nightmare!), but I would recommend doing this with muffins, or brownies, or whatever sweets you like. But for the sake of a simple butter cookie recipe, I’ll give you guys the goods!
230g Unsalted Softened Butter
275g Plain Flour
110g Caster Sugar
Few drops of food flavouring (I used vanilla)
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cream together all of the ingredients and spoon the mixture on to some baking paper on a baking tray. Pop into the oven for 13-15 minutes, or until they are a light brown/golden colour. Once finished, let cool on a baking tray.
Here is the hard bit! Luckily these days it’s very easy to buy all sorts of things to make icing cakes and cookies very simple. My local supermarket had everything I needed.
Fondant (white or if available check for the colours needed)
Icing (easier if you get the colours in ready to go piping tubes)
Edible Glitter (optional)
I already had white and black fondant, but no pumpkin orange coloured fondant, so gradually I rolled in the required food colouring (at a ratio of 2 yellow drops : 1 red drop). Once the fondants are ready it’s time to roll them out. Either sift icing sugar on to your work space or roll it out so that you don’t have clumps.
Pop the fondant down onto the icing sugar and put some icing sugar on your rolling pin. Roll the fondant out quite flat, cut the required shape out with a cookie cutter, and place on to the cookie (up to you if you want to put icing on the cookie first, to fasten the fondant).
Then using the icing, which I bought in ready to go piping tubes (If you can’t then you can easily purchase piping tubes quite cheap), draw the image on to the cookies and fill in the spaces! I used edible glitter to dust!