Sunday, 27 October 2013

Baby Bakes- Chocolate & Ginger Halloween Biscuits






When the days get colder and the nights get longer I'm all about one thing- Christmas. I'm so excited for it this year and I would happily pass up Halloween & Bonfire night.

I didn't get Ava a costume this year as we're not going to any parties and she is too young for trick or treating, and quite frankly I think it's a waste of money. When she is older yes but just not yet.



Although I didn't want her to miss out altogether, I bought her a little witches hat and broom and some Halloween cookie cutters from Sainsburys which all cost me £4, hardly breaking the bank!

I'm quite proud of this biscuit recipe as it's completely my own. Having never baked biscuits before and after Googling for 5mins, realising there were just TOO many different recipes out there I decided to wing it and you know what, they're pretty nice and super easy! My little witch and I had fun making these in our cauldron.



You will need:

100g butter
50g soft brown sugar
175g plain flour
1 egg
2 Tbsp golden syrup
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 Tsp cinnamon

-Preheat your oven to 170C and grease 2 large baking trays.

-Mix your butter, flour and cocoa powder in a bowl. I used an electric hand whisk (obviously adults only for that part)



-Next add your sugar, golden syrup, ginger and cinnamon and whisk again.

-Add your egg and whisk. You should end up with a sticky ball of dough.



-Flour your surface and your rolling pin and roll out your dough. The thickness of the biscuits is up to you but don't make them too thin or they will be difficult to transfer to the trays.

-We obviously used Halloween biscuit cutters but you can use any. Use a knife to help you unstick the biscuits and transfer to the baking trays.



-I baked my biscuits for 15mins as I don't like them too crunchy, these were still slightly soft and crumbly. Leave in for longer depending on how you like your biscuits.



-Leave to cool and decorate.

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