Preparation: 45 minutes / Cooking Time: 12 minutes / Makes: 40
90g icing sugar
2tsp natural vanilla extract
225g plain all purpose flour, sifted
150g self raising flour, sifted
Black writing icing and small orange lollies to decorate
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper and using an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the vanilla. Use a non-serrated knife to mix the combined sifted flours and cocoa powder until the mixture clings together in small clumps.
Step 2: Gather the dough together and turn out onto baking paper. Divide the dough in half and roll the portions out onto baking paper 7 mm thick. Place onto trays and refrigerate for 15 minutes until firm.
Step 3: Cut out shapes using a bat shaped cookie cutter. Repeat with the other portion. Gentle re-roll all the dough scraps and cut out more bat shapes. Place onto the trays lined in baking paper and bake for 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on the tray and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 4: Trace around the outline of each cookie and mark lines on the wings with writing icing. Make 2 dots for the eyes and stick the lollies on them (you could even usecandy eyes), leave to set and then enjoy!
Original Content: Grant, H., 2012. The Spooky 3D Cookbook. 1st ed. Richmond, Victoria: Hardie Grant Books.
^^^ Amazing book!! Plus it comes with 3D glasses so it is awesome for your kiddies 🙂
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