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Easy Halloween Biscuits

Witchy Shortbread Fingers

I first tried making biscuits during a frantic sugar hunt after an earlier, healthier me had thrown away all the junk food in the house.  A few hours later, cue tearful cupboard searching in need for treats. Have you ever been so desperate for a snack (and so unwilling to leave the house) that you've made a batch of biscuits before? Anybody?

As baking recipes go this one is is pretty fool-proof. I make no claims about being a good baker, but I can throw together the basics when I need to. These halloween biscuits are super easy, taste delicious and their witchy shape makes them perfect for dunking. If you're out of rainy-afternoon ideas this half term then let your little'uns have a go of this.

You Will Need:

- Plain Flour (225g)
- SOFT Unsalted Butter (225g)
-Caster Sugar (110g)
-Cornflour (110g)
-Milk (Optional)
-Jam- Your choice
-Chocolate Chips (Optional)
- Almonds

What to do:

1. Cream together the butter and sugar until it's all mixed together. It's really important the butter is soft or you'll end up throwing chunks of it all over the kitchen when you put the mixer in like I did. Do it by hand to be safe.
2. Sieve both of the flours in to the mix along with a pinch of salt.
3.Mix it all together with a spoon- it looks like it wont come together but be patient!
4.If it looks really dry then add a tiny splash of milk to bring it together.
5.Knead on the counter in a little bit of flour until smooth then roll out between two sheets of baking paper (to stop it sticking or getting too greasy)

If you want to add in chocolate chips, freeze dried raspberries or anything else then now is your chance!

**** I don't own a rolling pin so I used a bottle of wine. V. Resourceful as ever. 

6. Cut in to vague finger-like shapes and place on baking sheet. I went for a rectangular shape with a point at the end as it seemed the easiest way to do it but feel free to use your artistic license here!

7. Poke a hole at the top of each finger for the nail bed and slash across the middle to make it look like knuckles.

8. Bake at 180C for about 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don't get too dark!
9.  Once cooled, blob some warmed jam on to each finger nail and top with a 'nail'. I wrote down almonds in the ingredients list because they look the most realistic but I didn't have any so I ended up using a crushed fortune cookie! Use whatever you have to hand.

10. Take a banging Insta of your halloween handiwork and devour.

Happy Halloween!


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