- 10-30 minutes to prepare
- 10-30 minutes to cook
- Makes approx. 30 biscuits
- Can be frozen
- How to make
For the biscuits:
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger (or more to taste)
75g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes (or virgin coconut oil)
60ml maple syrup
Coconut oil, blackberry puree or maple syrup for sticking
Fresh fruit such as blueberries
Dried fruit such as currents, prunes, goji berries, etc.
Seeds such as poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds etc.
How to make
Preheat oven to 180°C fan / 160°C fan/ gas 5
Grease and line two baking trays
Stir the baking powder and ginger into the flour, then rub the butter and maple syrup into the flour with your finger tips, or pulse on and off in a food processer to combine into a crumbly texture, that will easily press together into a dough. Add a splash of water if needed to bring it together, but not too much
Flour a clean work surface, and gently knead the dough, just to bring it together
Roll out to a 3mm thickness and cut out shapes using a bat cutter, or other Halloween shapes. You can add a small hole at the top of each biscuit using a straw or a small sharp knife, so that the biscuits can be threaded with ribbon and hung up for a Halloween display
Place onto the baking trays and bake for about 10 - 15 minutes until golden
Carefully transfer cooked biscuits onto wire cooling rack, and allow biscuits to cool completely before decorating
You can decorate your biscuits with a selection of dried fruit, chopped nuts and seeds, or leave plain if you prefer
Decorations can be stuck to the biscuits using blackberry puree, coconut oil or maple syrup
Cut up goji berries make fantastic spooky red eyes. Poppy seeds, currents, prunes and fresh or dried blueberries all create wonderful black wings. If using any ‘fresh’ fruit – biscuits will need to be eaten straight away. Dried, pitted, sticky prunes can easily be cut down the middle and stretched across the bat wings to create a great black textured wing effect, that tastes sweet and delicious, little ones will never believe they’re eating prunes! As they’re naturally sticky, they need no additional adhesive to stick – these are one of our favourite toppings
Get children involved with the decorating and get creative!
- Gluten ingredients
- Dairy ingredients
Display on a spooky Halloween party table, or make a hole in the top of the biscuit before baking and hang the biscuits with ribbon around the house or on bits of tree branch decorated around the house with cobwebs.
These biscuits are made with just 4 simple ingredients and can be thrown together in minutes. Decorate with dried fruits and seeds. They can be cut into any spooky shapes for Halloween, or any other shapes for Christmas or Easter celebrations.