Halloween Ghost Biscuits

  • 1 hr 10 m


For a Halloween treat, bake these ghost-shaped piñata biscuits with the kids. To add excitement, they include a surprise centre with popping candies.


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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°F for fans) or gas 6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Using electric beaters, add the butter in a bowl and beat until it becomes soft and creamy. To produce a dough, beat in the sugar, then add the egg and vanilla, and then the flour. Add a small amount of extra flour and knead it in if the dough seems a little sticky. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes after packing with cling film.

Step 3

Divide the pastry in half and dust a surface with flour. Roll out a half to a thickness of 5 mm. Cut out 12 ghost shapes (or any other eerie shape cutter you choose) with a ghost-shaped cookie cutter. This will yield 4 cookies. Return the cut shapes to the refrigerator after placing them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Continue with the remaining pastry half. Replace in the refrigerator, removing the chilled ghost biscuits.

Step 4

Cut a ghost-shaped hole in the centre of four of the biscuits on the tray with a tiny cutter or a knife; this will be where the surprise centre is kept! Bake these biscuits for ten to twelve minutes, or until they are cooked through but still pale. Move to a cooling rack made of wire. Continue with the other tray.

Step 5

The biscuits are ready to be put together once they have all cooled fully. Combine 3 tablespoons water and powdered sugar and stir thoroughly. If the mixture is too runny, add a little more icing sugar since it should be quite thick. Take a biscuit that doesn't have any missing in the middle, and pipe or apply some icing around the periphery. Press a biscuit with a missing middle on top, and then fill the pocket you've made with popping candy (or, if you're presenting to very small children, rainbow sprinkles). Drizzle the second biscuit with icing, then place another entire biscuit on top. Put aside to solidify. To prevent them from sliding as you are finishing the decoration, make sure you leave them for a bit.

Step 6

Once the frosting has hardened and the biscuits feel sturdy, decorate them however you like by rolling out the sugar paste, cutting it into shapes, and placing it on top of the biscuits. To glue it down, you might need to use a tiny bit of the frosting. Use icing to decorate. pens if you like.

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