Easy Halloween Biscuits:

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http://www.bbc.co.uk

Ingredients:

  • 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 275g/10oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To Decorate:

  • 400g/14oz icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 2-3 drops food colourings

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

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

Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.
Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.

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

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.

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.

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

Prep Time: less than 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 to 30 minutes
Servings: Makes 6-8 biscuits

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Frankenstein Pretzels:

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https://thefirstyearblog.com

Ingredients:

  • square or waffle pretzels
  • green candy melts
  • black candy melts
  • red candy melts
  • a little bit of vegetable shortening to help melt the candy melts
  • candy eye balls *or as a substitution use white candy melts and black candy melts

Instructions:

In a small pot over low heat on the stove, melt the green candy melts with a small amount of vegetable shortening. The shortening will help to thin out the chocolate. Stir occasionally until melted.

Place a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or wax paper near your work area. Place one waffle pretzel in the melted chocolate at a time, using a fork to fish the pretzel out of the chocolate, taping the fork against the side of the pot to remove excess chocolate. Transfer the pretzel to the lined baking sheet using a toothpick to help you slide the pretzel off.

Once you have a handful of pretzels dipped make sure you add the brown sprinkles as hair, candy eye balls (if using), and broken pretzel sticks for Frankenstein’s bolts before the green chocolate sets.

Once the green chocolate is a bit more set, prepare to add the red scars and black mouths by melting the appropriate colors in separate pots as you did the green candy melts. If you want to skip the candy eye balls use white candy melts and black candy melts to create eye balls. Add 2 white circles where you’d want the eyes to be then add smaller black circles inside.

Allow the chocolate to harden completely before removing from the baking sheet and serving.

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Gooey Monster Eye Cookies:

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https://lilluna.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix Box
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 8 oz. bar cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • green food coloring
  • powdered sugar
  • candy eyeballs

Instructions:

Beat butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy.

Mix in cake mix. Add green food coloring until it's the color you want. I used neon green. Chill for 30 minutes.

Roll into balls and dip in a bowl of powdered sugar.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. While warm push eye balls into the center or all over the cookie.

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