13.10.14

DIY: Quick And Easy! Halloween Shortbread Biscuits


Hello lovelies! With Halloween beginning to approach us I couldn't help but share with you this little shortbread recipe. Now I love shortbread so I decided to google a recipe and found this one from the BBC. I then adapted it to make a Halloween inspired biscuit. You can bake these for a Halloween party or a movie night with the girls (or the guys!), they are super easy to make and I must admit super yummy too so here's how to make them!





What you will need:

  • 125g/4oz Butter
  • 55g/2oz Caster Sugar +Plus some for later!
  • 180g/6oz Plain Flour +Plus some for later!
  • Ready To Roll Icing
  • Icing Pens - Green/Orange (Black could work too!)
  • Halloween Decorations
  • Jam/Strawberry Sauce (I only realised this at the end, sorry I didn't include a picture!)


For the Halloween decorations, I found these at my local cake shop so you should be able to hopefully find something like these too! I opted for some iced bats and some glow in the dark Halloween signs. For the icing pens the reason I chosen green and orange is because I decided to draw some pumpkins on my biscuits but you could do whatever you wanted, you could buy some black for a ghost or a bat, it's completely up to you!

How To Make:


1. Place your butter into a mixing bowl, then add the sugar to mix the two together until you are left with a smooth paste. (This may take some time, don't panic!)


2. Once your paste is smooth enough, add the flour and once again mix this until you're ingredients have blended in smoothly together, once again. 


3. Then place your mixture onto a surface to roll out. I recommend lining the surface with flour so it doesn't stick to it, nothing is a worse than a broken biscuit!! Then take a rolling pin and roll out your mixture until around 1cm thick (BBC guidelines recommend this thickness!).


4. To create the shape of your biscuits take a cutter (Or a cup, this works just as well!) and begin to cut your biscuits into circles. This does not have to be perfect as we will be lining the biscuits with icing anyway! 

5. Once your biscuits are cut into shape, place them onto a baking tray and sprinkle some caster sugar onto each one, then placing them in the fridge for around 20 minutes. Pre-heat your oven to either gas mark 5/190C/375F.


6. Now your biscuits are ready to go in the oven! Leave to bake for around 15-20 minutes. 


Preparing The Icing:


1. Just as you did before with the mixture, roll out onto a flat surface. In order for the icing not to stick just sprinkle some of the caster sugar onto the surface and begin to roll. You may want to flip the icing over once fairly flattened as the sugar may begin to cling to it rather than the surface. 


2. Once your icing is as flat as you need and big enough to cover the surface of your biscuits then use your cutter (or mug!) as before and begin to cut into the circle shapes. 



Finally!


1.To allow the icing to the stick to the biscuit, spread an even layer of jam or strawberry sauce across the top of the biscuit.


2. Place the icing circles on top of your biscuits and begin to decorate as you wish!


3. Now, eat and enjoy!





And for any left over icing, why not create some mini icing ghosts like I did?! They're super cute and super yummy too!!


I hope you liked this post and do let me know in the comments below if you do try this recipe out! You can send me pictures to my twitter page @ClarkeCouture if you wish as I would love to see what your biscuits turned out like! What are your plans for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below! 


Until next time..

Toni.x  

4 comments:

  1. These are so cute!!
    xx beautyybychloe.blogspot.com

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  2. Aw thank you! They're honestly super yummy too, I'll definitely be making another batch for Halloween ahahah! :)Xx

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  3. Ah I'm babysitting on Halloween so we will definitely give these a go, I always forget that icing pens are a thing

    Sammy xo.

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw that's so cute, definitely send me a picture of how they turned out like if you make them :) x

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