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
175g Light muscovado sugar
4 tbsp Golden Syrup
1 large egg
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.
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.
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.
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