With Halloween and baking being two of my favourite things, I thought why not combine them and create some delicious treats!
To get the Halloween inspired shapes I wanted, I decided to buy some cookie cutters. I bought a big pack from Lidl for around £1-£2 and they did the job great. They create quite small cookies but they’re the perfect size for children to enjoy.
- 250g plain flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 225g butter (I used pure spread)
- 100g caster sugar
- Preheat the oven to 170c.
- Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
- Combine both sets of ingredients.
- Chill the dough for around 10-15 minutes.
- Roll dough out until at desired thickness on a lightly floured surface.
- Use the cutters to create your shapes then place onto a baking tray.
- Bake in the over for 10-15 minutes and until they’re golden brown.
I left my shortbread in for 10 minutes and due to some of them being a thinner biscuit, they browned slightly on the edges. Try to ensure all of the cookies are the same size or remove some from the oven once they’re cooked. Nonetheless, they still look cute and fun and they’re really delicious!