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Halloween gingerbread ghosts

Halloween gingerbread ghosts

We’ve had a steady stream of visitors recently so thought we should give our baking a seasonal twist. We love gingerbread so made our favourite gingerbread biscuit recipe and used a great Halloween cutter to make Halloween gingerbread ghosts.

Ingredients for Halloween gingerbread ghosts:

350g Plain flour
1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp Ground ginger
100g Butter
175g Light muscovado sugar
4 tbsp Golden Syrup
1 large egg

Gingerbread ghost biscuits

How to make Halloween gingerbread ghosts:

Place the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger in a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.

Add the golden syrup and beaten egg to form a smooth dough, kneading lightly with your hands towards the end.

If you have time you can wrap the dough in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.


Gingerbread ghost biscuits

Preheat the oven to 190°/Gas 5 and line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper. Roll out your dough until it is a couple of mm thick and cut your shapes. We used a Halloween ghost shaped cutter.

Gingerbread ghost biscuits

We cooked them for 12 minutes then let them cool down before transferring them to a wire rack. We decorated them really simply, I drew around the edge of each ghost with white icing, my 3 year old added spooky eyes.

gingerbread ghost biscuits

If you’re looking for other Halloween recipes you may enjoy:

Slimey Limey Lemonade – Rainy Day Mum

Pumpkin Jello Snack – Craftulate

Frankenstein Green Smoothie – Sugar Aunts

Spider Pizza – Kids Craft Room

Spider cookies – Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Spider Web Cupcakes – The Mad House

Gingerbread Ghost Biscuits – The Gingerbread House

Ghoulicious Halloween Smoothie – Artsy Momma

Worms in Dirt Dessert – Kidz Activities

Monster Rice Krispies – The Resourceful Mama

Halloween Bug Pasta – Peakle Pie

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – Play Dough & Popsicles





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    Kim Carberry
    September 28, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Aww! These are so cute….I think I may have to give these a go x

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    September 29, 2015 at 10:49 am

    These have turned out great and nice and simple forbids to make. It’s been a fun blog hop to join you on.

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    September 29, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I adore these. We love gingerbread as it is so forgiving for kids to use.

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