As soon as I saw it was biscuit week on The Great British Bake Off I knew I wanted to make a pumpkin cookie stack. What I mean is a stack of biscuits with a pumpkin flavour and in the shape of a pumpkin. I have kind of achieved my goal, although I have been told they look more like pineapples. The nice thing about this is that you do not need a special Halloween cutter you just need three circular pastry cutters (or more if you want a bigger pumpkin)
- 3/4 cup of butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pumpkin spice
- (1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg)
- icing sugar
- orange food colouring
- green fondant icing
- Cream the butter and sugar.
- Stir in the eggs.
- Sift the flour and spices in and beat into dough.
- Roll into a ball, cover and leave in the fridge for 30 mins-1hr.
- Roll and cut into circles. Use 2 of each size.
- Bake for 6-8 mins in a hot oven 200 degrees C (400 F)
- Cool and then dip each biscuit into the icing.
- Stack into a pumpkin shape.
- Leave until the icing dries.
- Add a stalk made out of green fondant icing.
I found these 3-D pumpkin cookies. They have a hollow inside for some treats. I was a bit gutted when I found them as I thought I had come up with the idea myself – but I must have seen them on Pinterest. I hate it when that happens!
I love how you can make them for a party and then break them off to share out. They would also make a great alternative for trick or treaters. I think if I were to make these again I would use some real pumpkin and spices in the icing. I might also try to make them a bit bigger. Other than that I am quite happy how they turned out, even if they do look more like pineapples!