Day of the Dead Biscuits

Grab a pack of Edible Pens and tickle your funny bone by baking and creating your very own Day of the Dead Biscuits. They’re colourful, delicious and add the perfect Halloween touch this baking season, and you can go wild with the design opportunities with these Edible Pens. While we made them with regular biscuits, you can always use shortbread or gingerbread base instead.

Here's What You'll Need for 10 Biscuits:

Here’s a cheeky tip: Instead of purchasing all the biscuit ingredients, you can just buy a pack of your favourite ready-made biscuit mix from your local supermarket!

For the biscuits:

  • 175g Salted Butter
  • 250g Plain Flour (save some extra for dusting)
  • 100g Icing Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk

For Decorating:

Here's What You'll Do:

Bake your biscuits:
  1. Cut your butter into small cubes. Tip the butter, flour and a pinch of salt into a food processor. Blend the ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs and the butter is well mixed in. Add the icing sugar, egg yolk and 2 tsp cold water to the mixture, and blend again until the mixture starts to clump together (If the dough looks too dry add in 1tsp of water, but try to avoid adding any more, as this will make the biscuits tough).
  2. Bring the mixture out onto a work surface and squash everything together to make a ball of dough and the mixture is even thoroughly. Wrap in cling film, pat into a flat disk and let the dough chill for about 30 mins. While the dough is prepping, pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper (you might need to do this twice to fit all the skull biscuits). Dust your work surface with flour.
  3. Unwrap your dough and roll it out to about 3mm on top of the dusted surface. Now, either using a skull shaped cookie cutter or cutting guide, stamp out as many skull shapes as you can, then squash the scraps of dough back together, reroll and stamp out a few more.
  4. Arrange the skull shapes over the trays and bake for 18-20 mins, until just golden. Leave to cool on the tray for 10 mins, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Time to Decorate:
  1.  Take your White Sugar Paste, knead it and roll it out to about 3mm thick or about the same as you rolled your dough for the biscuits. Take your skull shaped cookie cutter/cutting guide and cut out a skull for each of the biscuits. Leave them on the side to harden for about 15 minutes.
  2. When your skull shaped icing has hardened, it’s time to assemble the bake. Pop some Edible Glue on top of the skull biscuit and place the white icing skulls on top of each of the biscuits. Finally, using your Edible Pens, draw and doodle as your heart pleases to bring your biscuits to life!

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