Double Chocolate Spiderweb Shortbread Biscuits Recipe
Double Chocolate Spiderweb Shortbread Biscuits; rich melt-in-the-mouth chocolate shortbread biscuits laced with chocolate chips and decorated with chocolate spiderwebs, perfect for a little edible Halloween fun! Recipe courtesy of Kelly Cletheroe of Maverick Baking.
What are you dressing up as this year? A gory zombie, a killer clown, a classic eye-holes-cut-out-of-a-sheet ghost, or something a little less spooky like a big fat pumpkin?
Whatever it is that you fancy wearing, you’ll probably need something equally fun and Halloween themed to eat while you get ready. Or at least something tasty for you to snack on while the kids fill their trick-or-treat bags with the neighbours’ shop-bought sweeties. Or, if you’re not all that into getting all dolled-up for a night of frights, at least you can bake up something yummy to nibble on for a night in front of the telly!
You needn’t look any further for your creepy treats. This recipe will help you throw together some dark and ghoulish biscuits that monsters of any age can make and enjoy. You could even cover them in plastic spiders and you still wouldn’t keep hungry fingers away from these!
These little Double Chocolate Spiderweb Shortbread Biscuits are to DIE for. Crumbly melt-in-the-mouth chocolate shortbread, crammed with creamy chocolate chips, and all dressed up in a festive chocolate spiderweb decoration, ideal for a spooky celebration. Even better for chocolate monsters.
Best of all? These Double Chocolate Spiderweb Shortbread Biscuits are super easy to make, and can even be made up to 3 days in advance to help you get ahead and organised while you prepare outfits, make up, décor, and any other party planning that needs to be done!
Thankfully, Partyrama have got you covered on that front. If you need some fun Halloween décor for your house or your serving table, everything from table-covers to paper plates to wall hangings and inflatables, anything you could need is right here. Minus some real zombies of course!
To make these deliciously creepy cocoa cookies for Halloween, simply follow the recipe below.
- 250g plain flour
- 50g cocoa powder
- 100g soft butter
- 125g soft brown sugar or caster sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 1-2 tbsp water (may not be necessary)
- 100g milk or dark chocolate chips
- 150g white chocolate
- Green food colouring (optional)
- Mint flavouring (optional)
- Mix the flour, cocoa, butter, sugar, egg yolks, salt and vanilla together – using a bowl and spoon, electric stand mixer or food processor as wished – until a dark brown dough begins to clump together. You may need to add a little of the water to help the dough form if it looks too dry.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Turn the chocolate dough out onto your work surface and knead it gently for about 30 seconds until fairly smooth.
- Slice the dough into two equal lumps.
- Take the first half and, using your hands, roll it into a cylinder, about 6-8cm in diameter. Make sure the ends are flat, too.
- Repeat this with the other lump of dough.
- Wrap the rolled dough cylinders in clingfilm, twisting the clingfilm at the ends, and pop into the fridge to chill and firm up for at least 45 minutes. (You can prepare these up to 3 days before you need to bake them!)
- Preheat your oven – 180 degrees for conventional ovens or 160 degrees for fan ovens.
- Line 2-3 baking trays with some greaseproof paper.
- Once chilled and firm, remove the dough from the fridge, unwrap the clingfilm and begin cutting 1-2cm thick slices from them.
- Arrange on your prepared trays, leaving at least 2cm between each one to allow for any spreading.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 23-25 minutes, when they should look dry on top and feel firm at the edges.
- Remove from the oven, then leave to cool.
- Once your shortbreads have completely cooled, break your white chocolate into a heatproof bowl and melt in in your microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval.
- Once the white chocolate has melted, fill a piping bag or plastic sandwich bag with it and snip the end off.
- Carefully pipe thin lines in the shape of a spiderweb on to each cookie with the melted white chocolate, you may want to practice on some paper or a plate while looking at an example first. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect!
- Once all decorated, allow the cookies to dry at room temperature or in the fridge for a while.
- Serve up and enjoy!
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