October 20, 2015 Emma 0 Comments

Halloween Monster Cookies

October 31st is fast approaching so let's get in the mood for all things spooky by whipping up a batch of these Halloween monster cookies.

I started by making some basic butter biscuits but for a quick alternative you could grab a packet of store bought digestives or rich tea biscuits instead. All you need to do is spoon a little buttercream icing onto the top of each biscuit and decorate using any sweets you have on hand.

I particularly liked the mini marshmallows, they made great teeth and eyes but the strawberry laces came a close second. I loved that you could bend them to make any shape.

Ingredients for Halloween Monster Cookies

Basic Butter Biscuit (makes 16-20 large biscuits).

250g butter, softened,
140g Icing (confectioners') Sugar,
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract,
1 large Egg Yolk,
375g Plain (all-purpose) Flour plus extra for dusting.

1. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.

2. Add the vanilla extract and egg yolk. Mix well.

3. Sift and add the flour. Mix until it forms a dough.

You may need to use your hands until it forms a smooth ball of dough.

4. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for an hour.

5. Preheat the oven to 190°c/375°F/Gas Mark 5.

6. Lightly flour your worktop and roll out your chilled dough. You may need to knead it a little when it first comes out the fridge.

I found it worked best if I rolled the dough no thinner than 1/4 inch.

7. Cut out your cookie shapes and place on a lined baking sheet.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes until your biscuits are pale and golden.

9. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely before decorating.

Soft Buttercream Icing (makes enough for 16-10 cookies).

75g Butter, softened.
320g Icing Sugar,
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract,
1-2 drops Almond Essence,
2/4 tablespoons Milk,
Food colouring gel.

1. Beat together the softened butter and icing sugar.

2. Add the vanilla and almond essence.

3. Add 2/4 tablespoons of milk until you have a smooth spreadable consistency. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, I only needed 2 to get the right consistency.

4. Separate into 3 bowls and add a different colour food colouring gel or paste to each one.

5. Using the back of a spoon spread a little buttercream onto each biscuit and decorate.

Making Halloween Monster Cookies

Here's how I made my monster face cookies but really it's an anything goes kind of project. Grab some sweets and let your imagination go wild.

Halloween Monster Cookies

Halloween Monster Cookies

Halloween Monster Cookies

Halloween Monster Cookies

Any favourites? I think mine has to be the blue monster with an 'X' for an eye with the giant strawberry lace eyeball coming a close second but it's hard to choose. I love them all!

Halloween Monster Cookies

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