Pumpkin Shaped Cookies

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Nutritional values

1 <none> contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie1,430 kcal(68 %)
Protein11.87 g(12 %)
Fat53.15 g(46 %)
Carbohydrates229.9 g(153 %)
Sugar added125.75 g(503 %)
Roughage0.13 g(0 %)
Vitamin A477.59 mg(59,699 %)
Vitamin D0.5 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E2.93 mg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁0.74 mg(74 %)
Vitamin B₂0.57 mg(52 %)
Niacin7.84 mg(65 %)
Vitamin B₆0.07 mg(5 %)
Folate184.11 μg(61 %)
Pantothenic acid0.56 mg(9 %)
Biotin0.96 μg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.42 μg(14 %)
Vitamin C0.01 mg(0 %)
Potassium202.11 mg(5 %)
Calcium110.73 mg(11 %)
Magnesium28.84 mg(10 %)
Iron5.04 mg(34 %)
Iodine15 μg(8 %)
Zinc0.78 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids32.28 g
Cholesterol179.43 mg


For the biscuits
1.111 cups butter (softened)
1 ½ cups soft brown sugar
1 egg (beaten)
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon Baking powder
2 teaspoons Ginger powder
3 teaspoons ground mixed spice
For the decoration
2 ½ cups powdered sugar
orange Food coloring
yellow Food coloring
green Food coloring
4 ½ ounces ready made Fondant
black Food coloring
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Preparation steps

Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg, a little at a time.
Mix together the flour with the salt, baking powder, ginger and mixed spice and gently fold into the butter and sugar mixture.
Gently knead the mixture to a soft dough and roll it out to a thickness of about 1/2 cm between two large sheets of greaseproof paper. Carefully lift this onto a large baking sheet and chill for at least two hours.
Heat the oven to 200ºC (180º fan) 400ºF, gas 6. Cut four pumpkin shapes from the dough and carefully place on a greased baking sheet, leaving a little room for the biscuits to spread. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through then remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
Meanwhile, mix about 175g of the icing sugar with orange food colouring and enough water to make a paste then set aside. Mix half the remaining sugar with yellow colouring and enough water to make a paste and put it in a piping bag fitting with a small nozzle. Repeat with the remaining sugar and the green colouring and put in a piping bag fitted with a flat nozzle.
Work the black food colouring into the fondant icing until evenly mixed and roll out as thinly as possible. Cut shapes for the 'eyes', 'nose' and 'mouth' and set aside.
When the biscuits are cool, spread the orange icing over the top of each, using a palette knife dipped in hot water to make a smooth finish. Carefully place the 'eyes'. 'mouth' and 'nose' on the biscuits, pipe the names with the yellow icing onto the mouths then pipe 'hair' on the top of pumpkins with the green icing.