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 were one of the most yummy cookies I had ever eaten and so simple anyone could make these lurid craggy beauties. I will be making them forever…….Fact.
But first some scrubbing……..
We are off on our hols soon and so as always I have been compelled to clean the house from top to bottom. I have fallen wild eyed and exhausted into bed every night . All just in case we die whilst away and someone else has to come in and clear the house. This IS actually the reason I do it. That and the fact that I find it depressing enough to come home never mind having to get the hoover out whilst there is still sand in my pants. I become obsessed with that dead fly that I saw behind the T.V cabinet last week and ignored, obsessed with the dust bunnies under every flipping single bed and piece of furniture. I see it EVERYWHERE………. I bleach everything that can take it and even descale the shower heads. Everywhere I turn seems to have been touched with those damn sticky fingers. I issue a strict warning to the kids to not touch a single thing until we leave or I will let the bogey man into the house for Halloween and direct him right to them sleeping sticky fingered in their beds. I am taking absolutely no prisoners…….. Imagine what the house clearers would say……what a tragedy, but do you know there was a dead fly behind the T.V……..no wonder that plane crashed or that alligator ate them all…I couldn’t bear it…….. so much scrubbing and so little time…….What a T.AT.
Halloween Monster Cookies
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. So simple but luridly effective. I split the dough half and half into two separate bowls and added the colours.
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 on a wire tray.
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
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 120 grams crunchy peanut butter
- 170 grams plain flour
- 1 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 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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