Alien Monster Cookies – Halloween Baking. Saturday, October the 29th and from our flat we can see lots of witches, zombies and ghouls in the streets of St. Helier. Halloween is in full swing, the girls have decorated their bedroom and we have one more bake for this years Halloween treats. But I had a thought. Growing up I loved horror and sci-fi films with vampires, werewolves and giant alien blobs. But what is scarier monsters or aliens? You’re not sure. Well what about Alien Monsters surely they would be the most scary of all?
More Halloween Baking
When baking with my two girls Halloween is now a firm favourite. However, it is a challenge to keep up with some of the fabulous professional bakers who create some truly incredible eats. I try to balance something that looks good but can be made by a six and an eleven-year-old. Alien Monster Cookies are really easy and you can purchase the colourings and decorations from large supermarkets or specialist baking shops. If you use high quality cake decorators food colouring you will use a lot less to achieve a far better result.
Scary Skulls – Halloween Jammie Dodgers. What was your favourite childhood biscuit? Jammy Dodgers and even better Smiley Faces were two of my favourite childhood biscuits. Shortbread biscuit sandwiched with jam or even better jam and creamy icing. As you grow up if you are lucky you get to try the grown-up version. Linzer cookies made with buttery Sable pastry. Yum.
This week we all went to Jersey Zoo to look at their spooky Bone Museum. Of course, it being Halloween we also spent some time hanging out with the bats. Geddit? The trip got me all bat inspired. Then a quick visit for a couple of supplies later and we were already to make some delicious Batty Chocolate Cupcakes.
My Rocky Horror Picture Show Cookies – Halloween Bakes. It’s almost like a match made in heaven or well perhaps somewhere else. As a family, we love Halloween and the decorations, and pumpkin carving and the silly food.
Alien Monster Cookies
We choose to make some some chocolate and some vanilla cookies sandwiched with coloured butter cream. If you have a favourite cookie or biscuit recipe give it a try but the great thing with this recipe is it’s adaptability. If you want to make chocolate cookies substitute 50 grams of the flour with cocoa powder. However keep an extra special eye on the cookies when baking as they an easily burn. If you want to take the flavours to the next level add some orange oil or salted caramel flavour to the icing. If you need a recipe for smooth, buttercream head to my Ghastly Ghosties post.
Alien Monster Cookies
- Baking trays
- Silicon baking mats
For the cookies
- 225 gr Self-raising Flour
- 150 gr Golden Caster Sugar
- 50 gr Salted Jersey Butter softened
- 1 large free-range Egg beaten
- 2 teaspoons quality Vanilla Extract
- A few drops Food Colouring
- 100 gr Buttercream
- Edible decorations
For the Cookies
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the beaten egg, food colouring, and the vanilla extract and stir in. Sift the self-raising flour and strawberry powder into the bowl and mix together thoroughly.
- Spread onto some cling film and wrap tightly into a cylinder, inside a sheet of silver foil. Chill for at least two hours in the refrigerator.
- Preheat your oven to 375 F / 190 C / Gas Mark 5 and line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper or silicon baking mats. Unwrap the cookie mix and slice into rounds into half a centimetre or the thickness of a pound coin. Space out on to the trays and place into the oven.
- Bake for around eight minutes, until they are firm on the edges and just slightly soft in the very centre if you press them. If you prefer a slightly firmer cookie leave in the oven for a couple of extra minutes.
- Remove from the oven and leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to set. Transfer to a wire rack to thoroughly cool.
- When cool sandwich two cookies together with butter icing and add the icing eyes.