Halloween Cookies with California Prunes

Halloween Cookies with California Prunes
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For the cookies

150g butter or margarine
80g light brown sugar
80g caster sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 large free range egg
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
200g dark chocolate chips

For the icing & eyes

50g soft margarine
80g icing sugar
12 California Prunes
12 fried egg candy sweets


Pre heat the oven to 170°c

Mix together the butter and sugar and beat together either with a wooden spoon or in a mixer. Add in the vanilla and egg and continue to mix.

Sieve together the flour and bicarbonate of soda into the butter mixture. Add in the chocolate chips, then using a metal spoon mix together to create a soft cookie dough. Place the dough into the fridge to firm up.

Line a baking tray with non-stick parchment. Divide the cookies up into portions; try using an ice-cream scoop dipped in hot water. Wet your hands, then press the cookies down. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then leave to cool.

Meanwhile mix the margarine and sugar together to create a butter icing. Divide the butter icing between half of the cookies. Add the California Prunes and fried egg sweets.

Finally add the top cookies and you’ve got your monsters.

Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell is a chef, baker, author, and the founder of Simply Good Food TV, the new iPlayer for food programming