Devilishly Good Halloween Treats

Halloween will soon be upon us, so why not make treats that are a little more special for your creepy little visitors? These handful of recipes from Delish are really simple to make and would be enjoyed by any ghost or ghoul! 

 

Dracula’s Dentures

 

dracula dentures

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Slivered almonds
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper

Preheat your oven to 180°. Whilst waiting for the oven, prepare your cookie dough by placing 1 inch balls onto baking paper. Cook for around 10 minutes or until golden. 

Whilst waiting for the cookies to cook, mix vanilla frosting with red food colouring until you reach your desired blood red. Once your cookies are done and cool, but them in half and apply your red frosting to one side of each cookie half. 

Add your mini marshmallows in between to recreate teeth and slivered almonds to create fangs. Enjoy by themselves or include a side of strawberry jam!

 

Ghostly Cookies

 

ghost cookies

What you’ll need:

Ingredients for cookies:

  • 3 cups of  all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Icing and equipment:

  • Royal icing (white) and black food coloring
  • Ghost cookie cutter
  • Baking trays
  • Baking paper
  • Cooling rack
  • Piping bags

Mix all dry ingredients into one bowl and wet into another. Once fully mixed, start to slowly add your dried to your wet. Mix until you have a shapeable dough. Leave in the fridge for 1 hour, to harden the butter in the mix.

Preheat your oven to 180° and while you wait, roll out your dough into a 1cm thick sheet. Use your cookie cutter to cut out as many ghosts as you can (you may need to gather up scraps and re-roll to get the most out of it).

Place onto trays covered with baking paper and cook for around 8 minutes or until golden. Once cooked place on a cooling rack to fully cool. Once cool, add royal icing to a piping bag and fully cover cookies in white icing (saving a small amount for later). 

Once the icing dries, which can take a few hours, add black food colouring to the small leftover amount and use another piping bag to add in eyes and a mouth to each cookie. 

 

Mini Pumpkin Pies

 

pumpkin pies

What you’ll need:

  • Shortcrust pastry.
  • 400g pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 100g cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 beaten egg, for brushing
  • Baking trays
  • Baking paper

To make the filling, use a saucepan over a medium heat to whisk the pumpkin, sugar, spices and a pinch of salt. Cook for around 8 minutes or until the moisture is removed. Remove from the heat and add in the vanilla and cream cheese. 

Once the mixture is fully incorporated, add in the egg yolks and then place in a bowl to cool. Whilst this cools, heat an oven to 190°. Place your dough onto a floured surface and roll until 1cm thick. Cut out as many pumpkin shapes as you can (make sure you have an even number), placing back in the fridge as soon as they’re cut. 

In half of the cutouts, make 3 vertical cuts (this will allow the pies to breathe in the oven). Place your non-cut cutouts on a baking paper lined tray. Add a tablespoon or two of the pumpkin mix to the middle, leaving a half inch border.

Brush the border with the beaten egg, then place the cut cutouts on top. Use a fork to seal the edges all the way around. One all are done, lightly brush with the remaining egg and cook for around 25 minutes or until golden.  

 

Creepy Cupcakes

 

halloween cupcakes

What you’ll need:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of malt powder
  • 1 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of buttercream frosting
  • Cupcake tins
  • Cupcake cases
  • Cooling rack

For the glass shards:

  • 1/2 cup of light corn syrup
  • 3 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • Red food coloring gel, for garnish
  • Baking tray
  • Baking foil

Preheat your oven to 180°.For the cupcakes, mix all the dry ingredients into one bowl and wet into another. Once fully mixed, slowly add the wet mix to the dry until fully combined. Then, add half a cup of boiling water to the mix and thoroughly blend in.

Once mixed, fill cupcake cases until ? full. Cook for around 20 minutes, testing with a toothpick until the pick comes out dry. Once cooked, place on a cooling rack until cool. 

Line a baking tray with foil, ready for the glass shards. To make the glass shards, mix all of the ingredients in a pan over a medium to high heat until mixture begins to boil. Use water on a brush to stop crystallization on the sides of the pan. Using the thermometer, bring to 300° before pouring into the foil lined tray.

After one hour, break into shards, add frosting to the top of all the cupcakes, add the shards and use food colouring for blood decoration.

And there you have it, 4 simple to make treats that are sure to delight your haunting guests! We are renowned for eerily god kitchen designs, so why not get in touch? We offer a wide range of kitchen appliances which suit every home. Get in touch to find out more.

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