Halloween

Halloween baking ideas – 3 tasty recipes and treats for kids

 

Fit the kids treats into the holiday theme by using these cool Halloween baking ideas. Use the most popular Halloween motifs and delicious recipes to bake pop tarts and cookies that will delight children and adult.

Halloween baking ideas – Jack O’Lantern tarts

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For the pumpkin jam you need:
450 g pumpkin flesh
2 tablespoons sugar
1 orange – large and juicy
1 lemon
a pinch of salt

Grate the pumpkin, pour the sugar, add salt and leave for half an hour to get the water out of the pumpkin. Peel the orange and lemon, squeeze out all the juice, add it to the pumpkin in a pan. Bring the mixture to light boil and reduce heat to medium temperature. Cook by stirring frequently for about 30 minutes, until the jam is thick and translucent. Remove from heat and fill the prepared jars. Keep refrigerated.

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Ingredients for the Jack O’Lantern tarts: 2 cups (250 ml) flour, 120 g. butter, 2 eggs, a pinch of salt, 2 tbsp. honey or 4 tbsp. powdered sugar, pumpkin jam

Prepare the dough. Mix the flour and butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

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Add the yolks and powdered sugar. Mix well and, if the moisture is not enough, add 1-2 tbsp. cold water.

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Knead the dough and send in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. After the dough has chilled, roll it out on a lightly floured surface to about 2-3 mm thickness. Take a circle cookie cutter and cut circles with a diameter of 3-4 cm.

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Half of the circles will be used as base layer for the tarts. The second half of circles will be used as top layer. Using a sharp knife cut our carefully mouth and eyes.

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Place a spoonful of pumpkin jam in the center of your base layer. Cover the filled base layer with top circle. Using a fork, press the outside edges of the circle to seal it shut.

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Lay the tarts on a baking sheet and bake at 190 C for about 10-12 minutes until golden. Let cool and serve. Bon Appetit!

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Halloween baking ideas – Jack O’Lantern cookies

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Ingredients: 100 g butter, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/4 tbsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tbsp. salt, 1/4 tsbp. baking soda, and 1 1/2 – 2 cups of flour.

For the filling: 150 g. dark chocolate.

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Preheat oven to 180 C. Mix the butter and sugar with a mixer. Add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the flour. Knead the dough until soft, but not sticky. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 3-5 mm and cut out cookies in the shape of pumpkin. You can use printed template. If you want to make cookie sandwiches with chocolate filling, cut eyes, mouth and nose just on the half of the circles.

Bake 12-14 minutes at 180 ° C. Decorate cookies with melted chocolate.

Halloween baking ideas – Cookies with frosting

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For the dough: butter 100 g, 120 g sugar, 2 egg yolks, 1 vanilla sugar packet, 200 g flour, 1 tbsp. baking powder
For the frosting: 100 g powdered sugar, 2 pieces of egg whites, 1 tbsp. lemon juice

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Mix together the eggs, sugar and butter. Add the flour, baking powder and mix well. Add the egg yolks to the mixture and knead the dough. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 0.5 cm and cut out various figures such as bats and ghosts. Arrange the cookies on a greased baking paper. Bake for 10 minutes at 190 C. Allow to cool. After that the the cookies are ready to be decorated with the frosting.

To prepare the frosting: Whisk the egg whites with the lemon juice. Add gradually the powdered sugar. You can use food dyes to change the color of the frosting. Spread it on the cooled cookies.

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