Halloween seems to be getting larger in the UK with each passing year. There was no such thing as a pumpkin to be had on these shores not so very long ago and now it is hard to see over them, the supermarkets are stacking them so high. I don’t object. It is fun and harmless (except to teeth).
Small Boy hasn’t wanted to go out guising (as we call trick or treating hereabouts) before now. I think he was a little intimidated by the bigger children and their boisterous noisiness and really quite gruesome costumes. It has all changed this year though. He is mad keen on getting out there and taking his place amongst the goblins and ghouls of our neighbourhood. He has been trying out appalling jokes on us for several weeks now in order to establish which are likely to work best for him on the big night… (The favourite so far – Q: What is black and white and red all over? A: A penguin caught in a ketchup incident.)
These very moreish biscuits use the same recipe as the Empire Biscuits I posted recently and I borrowed the decoration idea from a plethora of fabulous Halloween cookie pins I found on Pinterest, like this and this.
In terms of decor, all you need is a gingerbread lady cutter, a reasonably steady hand with a piping bag and a few chocolate sprinkles, raisins or sweets to add for the ghostly features. The most difficult part is not eating them before the 31st of October!