Halloween Cookies with California Prunes

Makes: 6Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 15 minutes


  • 150g butter or margarine
  • 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
  • Fried egg sweets


  1. Pre heat the oven to 170°c
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Finally add the top cookies and you’ve got your monsters.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

Peter is the UK Brand Ambassador for California Prunes Innovation Chef, Baker and Author, Peter works from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District National Park