Easy Halloween pumpkin biscuits recipe from RSPCA Assured

Easy Halloween pumpkin biscuits recipe from RSPCA Assured

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Get into the Halloween spirit with this recipe for RSPCA Assured pumpkin biscuits!

These ghoulishly good cookies are the perfect Halloween nibble before you and the family head out trick or treating.

They’re simple to make - and made with high animal welfare RSPCA Assured eggs!

Look for eggs from high welfare farms

Hens on RSPCA Assured farms are never kept in cages.

Instead, they're provided with plenty of space, perches and nest boxes - and most also have access to an outside range.

Where to buy RSPCA Assured

You’ll find RSPCA Assured eggs at: Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury’s and The Co-operative.

Check out the recipe on the right - happy Halloween! 🎃👻🍬

Ingredients

125g softened butter
100g caster sugar
pinch of salt
110g plain flour, sifted
110g self-raising flour, sifted
1 large RSPCA Assured egg, lightly beaten
splash of milk

For the icing

250g icing sugar
1 RSPCA Assured egg white
orange food colouring
lemon juice
chocolate icing pen
green icing pen

Method

Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and mix.

Add the sifted flour and salt and mix – if the dough is too stiff, add a splash of milk. Knead the mixture lightly and form a smooth ball. Wrap in clingfilm and place in the fridge for half an hour (longer if you have time).

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured board.

Use a pumpkin shaped cutter to cut out shapes. Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Lightly beat the egg white and add to the bowl. Beat with an electric whisk until well mixed.

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Add orange food colouring, a little at a time, beating between each addition until you get the colour right.

Add lemon juice to loosen mixture, a little at a time.

You're looking for a pouring consistency but not too thin.

Remember, you can always add more lemon juice to loosen, but you can’t remove it!

Place the cooled biscuits on a small rack over a tin to catch any drips of icing.

Carefully pour the icing over each biscuit letting the excess flood over the side into the tin.

Gather up any excess icing and use to ice more biscuits. Leave the icing to harden – at least three to four hours.

Make pumpkin faces with the chocolate icing pen and use the green icing pen to colour in the pumpkin stems.

What does RSPCA Assured mean?

If there’s an RSPCA Assured label on the packaging of the eggs, fish and meat that you buy, you know the farms - and everyone else involved in the animals’ lives - have been assessed and meet RSPCA animal welfare standards.