Chocolate ginger bat biscuits

Chocolate ginger bat biscuits recipe

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Get creative with the kids, bake and decorate these fun and freaky chocolate ginger bat biscuits. See method

  • Serves 24
  • 1 hr 30 mins to prepare and 12 mins to cook, 10 mins to cool
  • 173 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 100g (31⁄2oz) butter, softened
  • 100g (31⁄2oz) soft brown sugar
  • 100g (31⁄2oz) golden syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 350g (12oz) plain flour
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 1⁄2tsp cinnamon

To decorate

  • 100g (3 1⁄2oz) dark chocolate
  • 100g pack milk chocolate chips
  • 50g (2oz) 70% dark chocolate, melted

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    725kj
    173kcal
    9%
  • Fat

    8g 11%
  • Saturates

    5g 23%
  • Sugars

    12g 14%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 24g Protein 2.6g Fibre 1.4g

Method

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, then beat in the syrup and egg.
  2. Sift together the flour, ginger and cinnamon and fold into the butter mixture. Using clean hands, bring the mixture together to form a soft pliable dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Using a bat-shaped cutter, stamp out 24 bat shapes.
  4. Lift onto a nonstick baking tray and cook for 12 minutes. Allow to cool on the tray for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. When cool, you are ready to decorate. Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, and then spread a thin, even layer of chocolate over the top side of each bat. Push 2 of the chocolate chips into each one as eyes and leave to harden.
  6. Spoon the 50g (2oz) of melted chocolate into a piping bag, snip the end off and pipe on lines for the bat’s wings and claws. Or use a tube of black writing icing, if preferred.

For a downloadable bat biscuit printable template click here

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