These Halloween Cookies are just sooooo delicious and lots of Halloween fun. Rather unbelievably it was my first foray into Peanut Butter Cookies but I fell in love with them completely and utterly at first crunch.
They are some of the most yummy cookies I have ever eaten and so simple anyone could make these lurid craggy beauties. I will be making them at Halloween forever.......Fact.
I always make a Halloween Tea each year for the children. I will still be doing do it when they're 22. I cannot imagine me not doing it, I blinking love it.
I start planning it as soon as August ends. I'm not joking.
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These Halloween Cookies however are a most welcome ray of light during these OCD times. So easy to make and such fun for the kids.
They are just delicious too. I have been busy planning my Halloween Table and these have firmly won a place on it.
I used the recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies from The Hummingbird Bakery Cook Book and simply added some gel food colouring and goofy eyes.
The gel colouring is best because it won't thin the dough any. Most supermarkets now sell it.
So simple but luridly effective. I split the dough half and half into two separate bowls and added the colours.
Add a little gel at a time. It does require some elbow grease to mix it through but it's better to add a bit at a time because a little goes a long way with food colouring.
I then rolled each dough into six balls and placed them well spaced out on a baking tray.
After baking them for about ten to twelve minutes they had spread out beautifully and gained craggy tops.
I gently pressed the candy eyes into the tops and left them to cool for five minutes before carefully removing with a flat spatula or fish slice and leaving to cool fully on a wire rack.
Don't let them colour too much. Just a little at the edges. The middles will still be soft as you take them from the oven and then set as they cool.
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These Halloween Cookies are just sooooo delicious and lots of halloween fun. Rather unbelievably it was my first foray into peanut cookies but I fell in love with them completely and utterly at first crunch. They were one of the most yummy cookies I had ever eaten and so simple anyone could make these craggy beauties.
- 110 grams unsalted butter
- 100 grams caster sugar
- 100 grams light soft brown sugar
- 1 medium egg
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 120 grams crunchy peanut butter
- 170 grams plain flour
- 1 ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 bag candy eyes
Preheat the oven to 170 C.
Put the butter and sugar in a free standing mixer and cream together with a paddle attachment until pale. Alternatively use a hand held electric whisk. add the egg and beat again, scraping down the sides to make sure of an even mix.
Beat in the vanilla and peanut butter. Add the rest of the ingredients before beating again until a smooth dough is formed. Split the dough into two separate bowls.
Mix enough gel colour into the two doughs until you get your desired colours.
Roll six balls of each colour and place onto a lined baking tray. You will need two separate trays. Space them wide apart to allow them to spread.
Bake for ten to twelve mins. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes. Gently press your candy eyes into the cookies.
Using a spatula remove the cookies and allow to cool on a wire rack.
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