Halloween Biscuits

Makes approx. 30 biscuits.

Based on the black pepper ‘pepernotjes’ biscuits from Holland, perfect for using with either of our Halloween Cookie Cutters.

Ingredients

For the biscuits

  • 125g butter
  • 50g icing sugar
  • ¼tsp salt
  • ¼tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 small egg yolk
  • 165g plain flour

For the decoration

  • 100g sifted icing sugar
  • lemon juice
  • water

Instructions

For the biscuits

  1. Beat the butter, sugar, salt, pepper and mixed spice together until combined. Mix in the egg yolk.
  2. Mix in the flour by hand and bring the dough together in a ball, kneading lightly. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  4. Roll the dough out to 3mm thick. Stamp out the biscuits with a cookie cutter and put onto a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes then leave to cool.

For the decoration

  1. Put the icing sugar into a bowl and add some lemon juice and enough water so that, when scooped up on the tines of a fork, it drops in a slow but steady stream.
  2. Drizzle on to the biscuits.
  3. To appeal to the little ones you could decorate with coloured icing as shown in our picture.