Black Bat Cookies

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Difficulty:
moderate
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Preparation:
55 min.
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ready in 1 hr 25 min.
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Healthy, because

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An extremely important element of a healthy diet is moderation. These are a delightful thing to treat yourself with, especially on a holiday. They are high in calories, fat, and sugar, but they still contain energizing carbs.

Let your kids decorate these with you for a fun, Halloween activity! 

Ingredients

for
18
For the cookies
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Ginger powder
½ teaspoon Mixed spice
¼ cup unsalted butter
½ cup light brown sugar
0.333 cup Golden syrup
1 tablespoon milk
To decorate
2 cups powdered sugar (see note)
black Food coloring
yellow and red writing icing
How healthy are the main ingredients?
salt
Product recommendation

If you can't obtain royal icing sugar use the following: 3.5 cups icing (confectioners') sugar 5 tbsp meringue powder 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 3 tbsp water Mix together all the ingredients and beat well. Add more water until smooth and thick. Continue to beat until stiff.

Preparation steps

1.

For the cookies: sift the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.

2.
Put the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan and heat gently, stirring, until melted. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
3.
Pour into the dry ingredients with the milk and mix well. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
4.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

5.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut out bat shapes using cookie cutters or a card template.
6.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Cool on the baking tray for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
7.
To decorate: make up the icing according to the packet instructions or see the note. Add black food colouring and stir well.
8.
Put about 1/3 of the icing into a piping bag and pipe around the outline of the biscuits.
9.
Thin the remaining icing with a little water and spread inside the piped outlines. Leave to set.
10.
Add features with the writing icings, as in the photo and leave to set.