Halloween Biscuits

Halloween Biscuits
45 min.


for 8 - 10 cookies
For the cookies
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup caster sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups All purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)
To decorate
2 cups powdered sugar
½ tablespoon lemon juice
Chocolate chip
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Preparation steps

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For the biscuits: heat the oven to 190°C (170° fan) 375°F gas 5. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
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Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until soft and light.
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Beat in the egg and vanilla, a little at a time, until blended.
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Stir in the flour and mix to a dough.
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Roll out the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1cm|1/2". Using a cookie cutter or card template, cut ghost shapes out of the dough and place on the baking tray.
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Bake for 8-10 minutes until cooked through. Cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
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To decorate: sift the icing sugar into a bowl and beat in the lemon juice. Add just enough water to give a thick consistency- the mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
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Spread the icing over the biscuits and add chocolate chips for the 'eyes'. Leave to set.