Having A Little Coffin Break | AW15
As Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I would make some Halloween inspired cookies for having a little coffin break. I chose to use a traditional sugar cookie recipe (from a book I had at home) and add my own twist for decoration. I thought I would share how I did this and how they turned out.
350g plain flour
5ml bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
115g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
175g icing sugar
5-6tsp warm water
- Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and nutmeg into a small bowl. Set aside.
- Cream together the butter, caster sugar and vanilla essence until the mixture is light a fluffy. Add the egg and beat to mix well.
- Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to make a soft dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius /Gas mark 4.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Stamp out shapes of your choice and place them on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack.
- Mix together your icing sugar and warm water (add more of each depending on how much icing you need)
- Spread evenly onto cookies and wait for them to solidify.
- Once ready, pour hot water into a pan and place a bowl of chocolate pieces on top.
- Wait for the chocolate to melt, stirring gently to avoid burning.
- Once melted, use the chocolate to draw ghostly faces onto the cookies (tip: you may want to wait for the chocolate to cool a bit to avoid the white icing melting).
- Now, you can eat them.