As a Halloween special, we have an extra recipe for you this month. This recipe comes courtesy of our friend Kelly of Kelly's Kitchen and is a delicious sugar cookie recipe - and one of Etta's absolute favourites!
The dough is perfect for cutting into fun shapes that would make excellent treats at a Halloween party, or just to keep for yourself and enjoy with a cuppa.
Makes approx. 30 biscuits
200g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla essence
1 egg, large
425g plain flour
- Pre heat the oven to 180c (fan) 200c/Gas Mark 6
- Cream together butter and sugar
- Add the egg and the vanilla and beat well
- Add the flour and work into a dough
- Divide into 3 portions
- Working with one at a time, lightly flour the work surface and gently kneed the dough until it is smooth and pliable. If it feels very sticky add a scattering of flour and kneed to work in, repeat if it is still sticky.
- Roll it out, making sure that it’s not sticking to the work surface by keeping it very lightly floured.
- Cut out your biscuits with your cutter (Etta and I used Halloween ones!) and transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly brown.
Mix a small amount of water into icing sugar to make an icing (a teaspoon at a time and mix to your desired consistency) you can also colour this with food colouring and add sprinkles of course!
Or you can also decorate with fondant icing that you can buy from most supermarkets in various colours. Simply use the same cookie cutter as you used for your biscuits and apply a small amount of water on the back of the icing and apply to the biscuit. Once dry it will stick.