Easy Halloween Gingerbread Cookies..Its fun and easy to make. Do the decorations with the kids. Enjoy and have fun for the coming spooky Halloween!
Halloween Gingerbread Cookies
125g butter, softened
½ cup (100g) brown sugar
½ cup (125ml) golden syrup
1 egg yolk
2 ½ cups (375g) plain flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
For Eyes and Mouth Decor:
½ bar cooking chocolate
1 teaspoon oil
For Royal Icing:
1 egg white, lightly whisked
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups (320g) pure icing sugar
Green food coloring (for pumpkin vines)
Orange food coloring (for pumpkins)
Preheat the oven to 350°F (or 177°C)
Prepare to line sheet pans (2 tray) with baking paper.
For the Cookies: In a mixing bowl with a mixer, cream butter, sugar and golden syrup until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and beat until just combined. Add flour, ginger, cinnamon and cloves and stir to combine. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest. Divide dough into 2 even portions. Roll a portion out on a lightly floured surface to a 5mm-thick disc.
For the Pumpkin: Use a round pastry cutter to cut discs from the pastry.
Use your fingers to gently smooth and round the edges and form into an oval shape. Place in the fridge to rest.
For the Ghost: Use a cut out paper pattern for the ghost. Use a small sharp knife to cut the dough into a ghost shape pattern.
For the bat: Create paper patterns for the bat and do the same process.
Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Set aside to cool.
For the Chocolate: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low heat and add 1 teaspoon oil. Mix it well. Set aside
FOR THE ROYAL ICING: Place the egg white and lemon juice in a small bowl. Gradually add the icing sugar to form a smooth paste. Divide the icing into 3 portions. Tint a portion using the orange, black, and small amount for the green pumpkin vines. Spread the icing evenly over each of the pumpkin shapes. Set aside to set.
Spread the white icing evenly over the ghost cookies as well for the black for the bat cookies.
For the Chocolate Gel Design: Pipe chocolate onto the ghosts to create eyes and as well to the pumpkins. Set aside to set completely.
You can create more designs or graphic Cookies too, like a Boo and or Spider webs on top of white cookies. Have fun..Happy cooking!