Smarties Halloween gingerbread cookies

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Smarties Halloween gingerbread cookies

350g plain flour

1tsp bicarbonate soda

2tsp ground ginger

100g butter

175g brown sugar

4tbsp golden syrup

1 beaten egg

5 tubes of Smarties

270g icing sugar

Water

Food colouring (red)

Writing icing (red and black)

Sift the plain flour, mix 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda & 2 tsp ground ginger together.

Rub in 100g of butter, then add 175g brown sugar, 4tbsp golden syrup and 1 beaten egg.

Mix to form a soft dough. Roll out and stamp out your ghosts and bats. Use remaining dough to shape a pumpkin. (I used the end of a ghost to fashion a stalk.)

Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at Fan180ºC/Gas Mark 5 for 10-12mins. Leave to cool before icing.

To make the icing simply mix the icing sugar with 4 tablespoons of warm water, halfed the mixture and added a little red food colouring to one for my bats. Spread on each cookie.

Decorate with Smarties and writing icing!

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Main ingredients
Chocolate

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Easy, Entertaining

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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