Halloween treat Kevin Dundon's spooky bakes: Gobby chocolate chip cookies
We always look forward to Halloween in the Dundon household- the schools are on mid-term break and it's a great chance for all the family to catch up with each other and get busy in the kitchen!
To make sure you've a good selection of sweets and biscuits to choose from, here is a ghoulish goodies for you to whip up in the kitchen for your little monsters.
Gobby chocolate chip cookies
- 110g butter
- 80g brown sugar
- 70g caster sugar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 eggs
- 250g flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 150g mixed chocolate chips, roughly chopped
- 150g icing sugar
- 1-2 drop red food colouring
- 2-3 tbsp water
- 200g sweets or chocolate squares for the teeth
- In a bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and caster sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Add the egg, honey and mix well for a further minute.
- Sieve in the flour and baking powder and combine using a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips.
- Using a spoon or your hands, make balls of cookie dough of about 5cm, and place on a parchment-lined baking tray. Push lightly on the cookie balls to flatten them. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden.
- Remove from the oven and cut the cookies in half straight away with a knife. Allow to cool and harden.
- Prepare the gummy icing: in a small bowl, combine icing sugar, a drop of red colouring and a few drops of water to create a thick paste. Transfer into a piping bag and keep aside.
- When the cookies have cooled, flip upside down and spread with some icing paste. Stick on the sweets or chocolate squares for teeth, and repeat for each half. Build the gummy mouth using two halves and transfer onto a serving platter.
Tip: If you want a stronger build, use some buttercream instead of the icing paste.