Delicious gingerbread Halloween Cookies Recipe for you and the kids to make. No fuss, easy to make ideal for last minute preparation for Trick or Treaters
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Halloween Gingerbread Cookies

Delicious gingerbread Halloween Cookies Recipe for you and the kids to make. No fuss, easy to make ideal for last minute preparation for Trick or Treaters
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 20 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 350 g Plain Flour All Purpose in the USA
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger Switch for 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger and 1/2 Cinnamon for a less gingery gingerbread
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 115 g Softened Butter Cubed
  • 175 g Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Black Treacle
  • 1 medium Egg

For the icing

  • 100 g Powdered Sugar Icing Sugar or Confectioners Sugar
  • Water
  • Food Colouring

Instructions

  • Preheat the Oven to 190C
  • Sieve the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  • Mix together
  • Add in the cubed butter
  • Using fingertips combine the butter with the dry ingredients for a breadcrumb like consistency 
  • Make a well in the centre and add in the egg and black treacle
  • Combine and knead to a firm dough
  • If the mixture isn't combining add a little milk till it does
  • Lightly Flour the surface
  • Split the dough in half and roll out to around 5mm thick
  • Cut out the shapes
  • Place the Cookie Shapes onto a lined baking tray
  • Put the cookies in for between 5 and 10 minutes
  • Remove when golden brown and leave to cool

Icing your cookies

  • Sieve the confectionery sugar into a bowl
  • Add in a little water till you have a thick consistency but not too stiff. This needs to be able to flow but not spread!
  • Fill up a piping Syringe or bag with a small nozzle and decorate your cookies how you wish