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Halloween Monster Cookie Recipe


-Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add a few drops to the mixture if you're using food colouring.

-Sift together the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Stir the flour into the butter mixture and work into a dough using floured hands. Knead into a ball. Divide the dough into two portions, wrap in cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for at least one hour.

-Preheat the oven to 170C. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.

-Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface. Cut shapes out with the Halloween cutters. Take a few limbs and heads off the gingerbread man for added gore.

-Place the cookies onto the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.

-Bake for 12-15 minutes, leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.

-Once cool, let your imagination run wild. Use the red writing icing as blood or cut off limbs and heads. For the skeletons and mummies, roll the fondant icing out on a work surface dusted with icing sugar and cut out shapes using the same cutters as the cookies. Stick the icing onto the cookies. Decorate with the white and black writing icing.

-Don't just stick to the recipe let your imagination run wild with different colour icing and cookie cutters to create any spooky character you want!