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Halloween gingerbread skeletons

 
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a few skeletons rattling around. These Halloween gingerbread skeletons are easy to make, taste delicious and won’t scare the kids too much!
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a few skeletons rattling around.

These Halloween gingerbread skeletons are easy to make, taste delicious and won’t scare the kids too much!

Use this basic gingerbread men recipe to create your own skeleton biscuits.
 

Ingredients

  • 350g plain flour
  • 1-2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 175g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • Gingerbread man cookie cutter
  • White icing sugar
  • Black & purple food colouring for decorating (or colours of your choice)
  • Water for icing sugar
  • Any other edible decorations you'd like to add
 

How to make your Halloween Gingerbread Skeletons


1. Turn the oven on to 190 degrees C /Gas 5.

2. Put the flour, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and rub in the butter.

3. Add the sugar and stir in the golden syrup and egg to make a firm dough.

4. Roll out the dough to approx 5mm thick and cut out your gingerbread skeletons with the cookie cutter.

5. Put the shapes onto greased or lined baking trays, spacing them out as they will spread whilst cooking.

6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.

7. Leave your gingerbread men to firm up for a couple of minutes on the baking tray before placing on a wire rack to cool.

8. Once cooled, make up some white icing according to the packet instructions and divide it into 3 bowls - leave one batch plain white, add black food colouring to the second batch and purple food colouring to the third batch (or divide up the mixture according to the number of colours you decide on).

9. Decorate your gingerbread men and transform them into your very own Halloween Skeletons! Use the image in this recipe as a guide.
 

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