Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Witches' Cats

We're going to Scrap's friend's Halloween tea party this afternoon and we're very excited. We're taking spooky cat biscuits and scary sausage rolls.

Makes 10,000 Biscuits
100g salted butter, room temperature
200g golden caster sugar
1 large egg, beaten
few drops vanilla extract
grated rind of 1 orange
2 tbsp orange juice
300g self raising flour
tube of black piping icing
silver balls, to decorate

With an electric hand whisk, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla essence. Add the flour and the orange rind and juice and bring together to make a fairly soft dough.

Roll into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll.

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough and stamp out shapes - use a cat cutter if you have one – currently £1 each in Roullier White on Lordship Lane. Lift the biscuits onto non-stick baking sheets and bake for 5 minutes until pale golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Pipe or spread the biscuits with black icing. Silver balls make good eyes.


Nunhead Mum of One said...

Right, need to make these now for our party tonight!

Rob said...

10,000! Excellent
*buys stretchy sweat-pants*

Silvana said...

Good for you NMoO! Have a great party!

Robert - the cats are not just for you. Remember, it's good to share.

Heidi said...

thanks for the biscuits and the icing kit, the boys went to work and 20 minutes later there were two black faces wearing two black t-shirts. barely a drop of icing on the biscuits, but we had a laugh!!