VooDoo Doll Cookies

HalloweenI did not create this. If you like Halloween, you’ll LOVE the Halloween 365 Facebook page!

Katie always loved Halloween, so even though she lives across the country now, I find myself continuing to collect cool stuff for Halloween. Guess I’ll post it here and then tag it so you can find them easily too.

Ingredients

170g/6ozs butter, softened

280g/10 ozs white caster superfine sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

360g/12ozs all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon finely ground tea leaves (optional)

You will also need a gingerbread man cutter

To decorate

Icing pens with various colours and tips-the glitter ones are good for drawing needles

Red fondant and small red cutter for heart

Step 1 – In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour and tea leaves. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight but take it out ahead of time to let it become more rollable).

Step 2 – Preheat oven to 200C/400 F. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/3 inch thick, I prefer these a bit thicker so that they are sturdy. Dipping your cutter in the flour, cut out man shapes. Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Step 3 – Now is the fun bit! Decorate your voodoo doll just as you would want to. Make some mummies, some with snakes crawling up their leg, some with just buttons for eyes or stitches.

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