Spooky cookies

Find out how to make these deliciously spooky cookies - perfect for trick or treaters this Halloween.

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Tags: pear, cookies, cooking with children, kids cooking, cooking for kids, Fruit, biscuit, chocolate,

Recipe - Makes: 22

Ingredients

1 ripe Conference pear
150g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
11⁄2 tsp ground ginger
100g slightly salted butter, softened
50g light brown sugar
1 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg yolk
100g white, milk and/or plain chocolate, broken into pieces

Method

1. Peel, core and grate the pear. Sandwich between layers of kitchen paper to absorb the juice. Blend the flour, ginger and butter in a food processor until it resembles breadcrumbs. Briefly blend in the sugar. Add the pear and egg yolk and mix to a soft dough. Wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.

2. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease 2 large baking sheets. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut out shapes using Waitrose Halloween Cutters and make a hole near the top if you want to hang them up. Place on the baking sheets and bake for 12–15 minutes until pale golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

3. Melt the chocolate (in separate bowls if using different types), over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave. Spread or drizzle over the cookies and add blobs for eyes and mouths. Leave to set.

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 538kj
129kcals
Fat 7.1g
Saturated Fat 4.3g
Carbohydrate 14.6g
Sugars 9.1g
Protein 1.6g
Salt 0.1g
Fibre 0.5g

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