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Pumpkin Biscuits

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Author: Baking with Granny

Ingredients

  • 80 g Caster Sugar
  • 150 g Butter or Block Margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 300 g Plain Flour
  • 10-12 tsp Chocolate Spread

For Decorating

  • 150 g Icing Sugar
  • Few teaspoons of boiling water
  • Few drops of orange food colouring
  • Small amount of black fondant icing

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°c (or 160°c for a fan assisted oven) and line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream, together your butter/margarine and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix until combined.
  • Sift the flour into the mixture and mix to form a somewhat stiff dough. Gently knead the dough on a well floured surface, before rolling to around 1cm thick. Using a circular or pumpkin shaped cutter, cut your biscuits and transfer them to your prepared baking sheets.
    You should be able to cut 20-24 biscuits, depending on the size of your cutter - these will be sandwiched together, giving you half as many completed biscuits.
  • Bake in your pre-heated oven for about 10-12 minutes until the edges of the biscuit are just golden.
  • When still warm but cool enough to touch, add a teaspoon of the chocolate spread to the under side on of half your biscuits, and pop the other half on top of these to sandwich together. Leave to cool completely before decorating.

For Decorating:

  • To make the orange icing for your pumpkin biscuits: In a small bowl, mix the icing sugar & gradually add small amounts of boiling water until you're happy with the consistency - "gloopy" is a great way to describe it! Add a few drops of orange food colouring (or equal amounts of red and yellow) until your icing is the desired shade of orange.
  • Before covering your biscuits with the orange icing, prepare your pumpkins faces. Roll a small amount of black fondant icing to a couple of millimetres thick and using a small knife and any sugarcraft tools you may have, make a variety of pumpkin-style faces. Set aside.
  • To cover your biscuits in the orange icing, gently dip the top of your biscuits into the icing to cover, allowing any excess to drip off before flipping upright again. Alternatively you can spread the icing on top but this won't allow as even a finish.
    Whilst the icing is still wet, add your pumpkin faces on top. Allow to set for a couple of hours before enjoying!