Recipe

Skull and cobweb cookies

These festive skull and cobweb cookies are the perfect addition to this year's Halloween party!

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 20
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Ingredients

Skull and cobweb cookies
  • 125 gram butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 cup honey, warmed
  • 453 gram tub vanilla frosting
  • 1 licorice strap
  • orange food colouring
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate melts, melted

Method

Skull and cobweb cookies
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180C. Lightly grease and line two oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until pale and creamy. Beat in egg yolk. Sift flour and soda together. Fold into creamed mixture. Mix in honey to form a soft dough. Halve and shape into discs. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes.
  • 3
    On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently. Roll out between 2 sheets baking paper until 5mm thick.
  • 4
    On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently. Roll out between 2 sheets baking paper until 5mm thick.
  • 5
    Arrange on trays, allowing room for spreading. Bake 8-10 minutes, until firm to touch. Cool completely on tray.
  • 6
    Spread skulls with half frosting. Cut out nose, eyes and teeth from licorice and arrange as shown.
  • 7
    Tint remaining frosting bright orange. Spread over round biscuits.
  • 8
    Pipe chocolate in spirals onto biscuits, using a piping bag with a small plain nozzle. Drag a toothpick from centre of biscuit to edge, at 2cm intervals to create feathered web pattern.

Notes

Make a homemade cardboard 'skull' template using our photo as a guide.

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