To gear us up and get us all ready for a spooktacular Halloween we decided to bake some cookies. But not just any cookies - 'Spider cookies'!
They're a perfect addition to any Halloween spread, and not only do the look great they're super easy to make too!
Here's what you'll need for a delicious Halloween treat:
- 110 g butter, room temperature
- 50 g caster sugar
- 175 g plain flour, sifted
- Handful of chocolate chips
- 50 g icing sugar, sieved
- 1-2 tsp water
- Black food colouring
- Plastic food/sandwich bag
How to make them:
Pre-heat your oven to 150°C.
Place a large piece of parchment on a baking tray.
Mix the butter with a spoon until soft, then mix in the sugar followed by the sifted flour. Continue mixing with the spoon and then bring the mixture together with your hands to form a dough.
Transfer to a board lightly dusted with caster sugar and roll out until about 3mm thick.
Use a cookie cutter or a glass to cut out the biscuits and arrange them on the parchment paper evenly spaced as they'll spread a bit in the oven.
Pop into the middle of the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Once they're baked they have the most wonderful consistency, crisp on the outside yet soft and crumbly in the centre. They'll make your kitchen smell amazing too! The fact that you can eat them warm because you've made them yourself is just the icing on the cake... or cookie!