Halloween monster biscuits
Halloween is a great excuse to get kids baking. We love turning easy baking recipes into something a bit spooky and fun, like these monster biscuits.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Decorating time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
- 200 g (7/8 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 280 g (1 ¼ cups) caster sugar
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 400 g (3 1/5) cups plain/all-purpose flour
- A pinch of salt
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- Icing sugar
- food colouring
- googly eyes
Preheat the oven to 170C/160C Fan /325F and line several baking trays with baking paper.
Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract
Make the monster biscuits
Bake the monster biscuits
Pop the biscuits in the oven for around 10 minutes. They’re ready when the edges are starting to turn a little golden but the inside should still be pale.
Leave them to cool on the baking trays for a minute or two before removing them and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
Decorate the monster biscuits
In small bowls, mix some icing sugar (around 4 tbsp) with a few tsp of water. Add your colours and mix well. We went with purple, orange and green as we thought they were the most 'Halloweeny'. Put some spinkles and eyes in separate bowls . We found some fun Halloween themed ones but you could use anything you have to hand or even some mini M&Ms. Spoon the icing on to each biscuit and decorate with the sprinkles/sweets and eyes.