These Halloween biscuits by Mat Follas are perfect for your spooky party platter. Just 10 minutes to prepare, your little devils can help you make these in no time!



100g butter

1 cup of caster sugar

2 happy eggs

2 cups of plain flour

Zest & juice of 1 orange

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp mace

1 tsp nutmeg


For the icing:

250g icing sugar

120g butter

1-2 tbsp milk

Food colouring to suit


Makes: 20 biscuits

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 14 mins




1. To make the biscuits – Mix the butter and sugar together until they form a creamy paste. Continue mixing and add the flour, happy eggs, zest & juice, flour and spices

2. Roll the mixture into 1 inch diameter balls. Place on a greased baking tray, with at least 1 inch space around them. Press the tops gently with a fork to flatten them slightly.

3. Place in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 12-14 minutes. The biscuits are ready when they have just started to brown around the edges. Leave to cool on a baking tray.

4. To make the icing – Mix the butter and icing sugar together in a bowl, adding the milk as needed to make a smooth paste

5. To make the spider’s web pattern on your biscuits, first, spread uncoloured icing over the biscuit. Then, with a piping bag or an icing pen, draw concentric circles with the coloured icing. Quickly, while the icing is still wet, use a toothpick to drag a line from the centre of the circles to the outside edge, every 30° or so. Hey presto! A Spiders web!


Recipe: Mat Follas


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