Friday, 8 October 2010

Food and Drink: Bat Cookies

I decided to try using a cookie mix instead of baking from scratch as I usually do and came across this! Dr. Oetker's 'Halloween Bat Cookie Kit' will make a spooky addition to any seasonal party food this year, or just a creepy and cute treat for any occasion! They're really simple to make, since all you have to do is combine the ready-prepared dry ingredients with some butter/spread, cut out the bat shapes (cutter included) and cook for 10 minutes! Simple!

They came out really well and I don't think anyone, no matter how young, would have any difficulties making these. So they're definitely a good choice for those of you with little monsters or just those of you with less time/baking experience.

If you want to add anything like chocolate chips, nuts or fruit, you will need to add a little more butter/spread and flour to ensure that you have enough dough to go over the extras. It may be better just to add those on top of each cookie instead though.

The kit includes:
  • Cookie mix
  • Bat cookie cutter
  • Black writing icing
Makes 6 cookies
(I managed to make 7 and probably could have done 8)


In addition to these kookie cookies, Dr. Oetker also make a Halloween Cupcake Kit and Halloween Apple Decorating Kit as well! I want to try them out some time.

More pictures and a cookie recipe (for anyone who can't find the kit but still wants to make Halloween cookies) after the jump↓

Halloween Cookie Recipe:

  • 150g (6oz) butter / spread
  • 100g (4oz) soft light brown sugar
  • 200g (8oz) plain flour
  • Pinch of salt (can be left out if required)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees C and prepare a baking tray with silver foil
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, add flour and salt to form into a dough
  3. Place onto a surface, lightly sprinkled with flour, and roll into a sheet approximately 2-3mm thick
  4. Using cookie cutters or a knife, carefully cut out the Halloween shapes and place them on the baking tray, leaving small gaps between each cookie (I don't know how many this recipe will make, and if you want to add extras on top, you can do so now)
  5. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown
  6. Remove from oven, leave to cool and decorate however you like


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