Creepy Crawly Cookies
A Halloween cookie project for half term!
These are YUM, my dad can testify 😆Thought you might like a bake to try with the littles in case it rains... here’s how to:
CREEPY CRAWLY COOKIES
YOU WILL NEED For the biscuits: 250g soft butter or margarine 140g caster sugar 1 egg yolk 2 tsp vanilla extract 300g plain flour 2 tbsp cocoa powder
For the filling: 150g softened butter 300g icing sugar 4 tbsp cocoa powder A handful of ‘pencil’ sweets sliced in half lengthways (I used ‘Fini Blue Raspberry Pencils’ found online and sliced in half lengthwise) EDIBLE eyeballs!
HOW TO Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and stir gently to combine. Sift in the flour and mix to form a soft dough.
Put half of the dough into a second bowl and beat in the cocoa powder. Add this back into the vanilla dough and mix as little as possible to create a swirly marble effect. Preheat oven to 180 degrees FAN (or equivalent). Dust some flour onto a board and roll the dough out to around 4mm thick. Cut into rectangles (8cm x 4cm works well) and place on a baking tray. Bake for 10/12 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Make the chocolate filling by beating the butter, icing sugar and cocoa together.
Assemble the creepy crawly biscuits by spreading a layer of buttercream filling onto two slices, lay some ‘legs’ on top and sandwich together. Repeat for the remaining biscuits.