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Need a Last-Minute Halloween Treat? Make Mummy Biscuits!

Need a Last-Minute Halloween Treat? Make Mummy Biscuits!

I love that these biscuits are super simple, quick, and easy to make or for a last-minute Halloween trick or treat. I’ve used a vanilla biscuit base, but you could use chocolate, gingerbread, or a flavour of your choice. Mich Turner MBE

Q: “Why do mummies make excellent spies?”

A: “Because they’re good at keeping things under wraps!”

This project was created & written by our baking ambassador, Mich Turner MBE. Mich’s recipe makes 24 – 30 mummy biscuits, depending on how generous you are with the size of them!

Ingredients for Vanilla Biscuits:

  • 200g unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large whole beaten egg
  • 400g plain flour (plus flour to roll out)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

Ingredients for Royal Icing:


Find the Printable Version of These Mummy Biscuits Here!

Method — Biscuit Bases:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line 2 baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment.

2. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

3. Add the beaten egg.

4. Stir in the vanilla bean paste.

5. Sieve together the flour and baking powder, and fold into the creamed mixture.

6. Wrap in cling film and allow to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

7. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a depth of 4mm. Stamp out gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray spaced apart.

8. Bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes until baked and golden brown on the edges.

9. Allow to cool for 2 minutes before lifting out onto a wire rack to cool.

Method — Royal Icing & Decorating:

1. Lightly whisk 2 egg whites until foamy.

2. Add the icing sugar and whisk with an electric whisk until stiff but glossy, and the consistency of freshly whipped double cream.

3. Remove 1 tbsp and colour with Wilton black food gel. Spoon this into a piping bag fitted with a no 1.5 nozzle.

4. Fill a piping bag with white royal icing fitted with a no 3 nozzle and start by piping the 2 eyes into position.

5. Pipe the icing across the biscuit to create the mummy’s bandages.

6. Finish by piping the black eyes – looking in different directions.

7. Allow to set for 2 – 4 hours.

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