Holidays and seasons always give the perfect excuse to get creative with kids. Let them get busy in the kitchen and make some spooky Halloween cookies or biscuits with this easy recipe that you can make together in just over half an hour. Kids will love decorating and adding personality to their finished biscuits.
Preparation time: 20 minutes + chilling
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes + chilling
Makes: About 20 biscuits
150g Stork (from a block)
100g Waitrose Dark Brown Soft Sugar
1 Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Medium Egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp essential Waitrose Pure Clear Honey
300g Waitrose Plain Flour
1 tsp Cooks Ingredients Ground Mixed Spice
½ tsp Cooks Ingredients Ground Cinnamon
1. In a bowl, beat together the Stork and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and creamy. Add the egg and honey, then sift in the flour and spices. Mix well to form a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5 and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Unwrap the dough and place between 2 clean sheets of clingfilm. Roll out to a 5mm thickness. Using Waitrose Halloween Creepy Cookie Cutter or 7cm round cutters, cut out 20 shapes and arrange on an essential Waitrose Baking Sheet.
3. Bake the biscuits for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
4. To decorate the biscuits, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in enough hot water (about 2 tablespoons) to make a smooth icing. Spread over the cooled biscuits and sprinkle with the Halloween sprinkles (if using) and decorate with the coloured writing icing.
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Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose