So its October now! I know the start of October was last week but my sister’s birthday was then so that means that as of this week my blog turns to Halloween time hopefully for the rest of October. I have a good few ideas lined up so fingers crossed that they will all work out for the blog.
Welcome to Halloween month, we will be starting off with some simple Halloween bat biscuits. For this I recommend buying Halloween cookie cutters, I just had the bat one (which yes is the batman logo) but it would have been good to have a range of different ones.
Gluten Free ingredients – Decoration ingredients – Normal ingredients
- Pre-heat oven to 150°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
- Add the butter and Sugar into a bowl and mix until light and fluffy then add in the vanilla.
- Sift in the flour to the bowl then mix well. It will look like crumbs at first but once pressed together it’ll form a dough. For the Gluten free recipe this is when you would add in the Xanthan gum and a few drops of water which will just help it bind together more
- Flour the counter top and knead and roll out the dough to about 5mm thick adding water if needed and cut out the shape using you cookie cutter.
- Place the cut out biscuits onto the baking tray leaving a slight gap between them.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until the biscuits will turn a light/golden brown colour. If you’re baking the gluten free biscuits there won’t be much of a colour difference just a slight one.
- Once removed from the oven allow time to cool before decorating.
- Make up an icing powder and water mix by using 4 tablespoons of icing sugar to 2 teaspoons of water and leave it to the side.
- Put jam on one half of the biscuit and a little bit of the icing mix on the other and put them together.
- Dust the counter top with icing powder and roll out the black roll out icing.
- Using the same cookie cutter cut out the icing in the shape of the biscuit.
- Using the white icing mix, put a little onto the biscuit an place the roll out icing shape onto the biscuit.
- Once you’ve done that for all the biscuits, using a cocktail stick add two dots for eyes then place a little dot of the black icing onto that for the pupil.
There we have It, Halloween Bat biscuits. You can add a bit of Halloween decoration like I have with the plastic eyeballs when serving but they are great for Halloween parties or even something fun to make if you have kids.
I absolutely love Halloween! I’ve always wanted to be able to go out and dress up at Halloween and something always seems to occur so that it never happens for me. But this year that’ll be changing because for Halloween this year I’m going to Disneyland Paris, which not only means I get to dress up but I’m actually going to Disney!! Excited is an understatement!
Anyway I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post, see you next time!