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Monday 10 October 2011

Halloween Baking : Recipe and Competition

halloween baking bat biscuits

This weekend Lara and I filled the house with the warm, autumny smell of homemade biscuits. We created some halloween treats using the Bat Cookie kit from Dr. Oetker in practice for our planned halloween extravaganza (I'm determined that we are going to make all of our halloween treats this year rather than buy in packets of fun-size).

halloween baking dr oetker

The kit was really easy to use. We added just 85g of butter to the ready-mixed flour/sugar combo and stirred it into a soft dough.

halloween baking rolling

Then we rolled it out until it was thin enough for us to make about 6 biscuits.

Then Lara set about cutting the cookies using the bat-shaped cookie cutter supplied with the mix. We also cut a few of our own using a pumpkin-shaped cutter and a ghost-shaped cutter.

halloween baking cutting

The cookies baked for just 10 minutes before cooling enough for us to ice.

halloween baking cookies

Lara squeezed the supplied black writing icing to make faces and squiggles. I mixed up some icing sugar with water and then turned half of it orange using food colouring. These made some great biscuits and I think we are now well prepared for halloween.

halloween baking dr oetker hamper

You could win a hamper of Dr. Oetker baking goodies to make your own Halloween treats. All you need to do is fill in your details in the form below by the 23rd October. If you are looking for more competitions to enter then check out the Dr. Oetker baking facebook page where there are frequent promotions. Currently they are running a competition to win tickets to the 'Cake International' show at the NEC.



  1. The competition is open to UK residents only.

  2. Only one entry per person. Multiple, automated or bulk entries will result in immediate disqualification

  3. Entries will only be deemed valid if a valid email address and postal address is provided when entering

  4. The winner will be selected at random from all valid submissions received by 18.59pm on 23rd October

  5. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

  6. Winners will be emailed on the evening of the 18th and the prize will be dispatched to the address used to enter.

  7. The winner's name will be published on this site
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