Fun Pumpkin Biscuits for Halloween!

October basically means one thing right? Halloween! If you're like me and love Halloween you started to plan your content months before it is 'acceptable' and were waiting for the shops to bring in their Halloween goodness and if you're also like me, you'll have purchased a ton of decor from a variety of shops and already put it up and plan to keep it there. (Pls tell me I'm not alone) I am in love with Halloween due to the amount of spooky stuff there is and how it is acceptable to do 'out there' looks and people don't judge. Unless you're me and practise them in August and your neighbours spot you. Then you get judged. So a while back I decided to make some super cute Pumpkin biscuits, last year I did similar, however, I feel like this are 10x better. 

You can view last years attempt also if you wish. 

So what you'll need for this recipe is:
  • 125g of butter
  • 55g of caster sugar 
  • 180g of plain flour
  • 50g of icing sugar 
  • Edible eyes, which you can get from Hobbycraft
  • Pumpkin cookie cutter like this one from Amazon.
  • Ready to roll icing either in orange or white.
  • (If you've chosen white, you'll need lots of orange dye too!)
  • Greaseproof paper
  • An edible food pen, also from Hobbycraft. 
  • Any flavouring you wish, I went for plain however you can mix it up.

How to make the biscuits:
So the recipe itself is actually for shortbread, but you can attempt this with any recipe you fancy. So to make the shortbread you need to do the following:

  1. Heat your oven to around 190C and then get a bowl as well as an electric whisk (or a hand one if you fancy a bit more a challenge) 
  2. Add the butter and the sugar together and mix until smooth. 
  3. Following this, add the flour and any flavourings/ food colouring you may want. I added orange to my biscuits, however, they weren't very bright. (ADD ALL OF THE DYE) 
  4. Then roll out your dough, on a surface covered in flour to stop it sticking and make 12 pumpkins from the amount of dough you have. Then place on to a tray with greaseproof paper on. Set aside for 20 minutes in the fridge. 
  5. Then bake them in the oven for 15 minutes or until the sides start to look brown. Once you've taken them out, please let them cool on a cooling rack for 30 mins before trying to decorate them. 

For the decoration:
  1. Sprinkle some flour on to a side and roll out the ready to roll icing, similarly to how you rolled out the dough then cut out the same pumpkins as previously. 
  2. Then make up the icing sugar, you only need a small amount due it just being to stick it better to the biscuit, however with the roll on icing they should stick pretty well anyway. 
  3. Next is on to the decorations, you can do this however you want. I decided to create a variety of emotion biscuits with different faces on. However you can add whatever you want to them with your icing pen. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'd love to know your favourite thing about Halloween in the comments!