As those of you who read my blog will know I absolutely LOVE pinterest. I use Pinterest, not just to organise ideas but also to get inspiration.
I originally made these for last years Halloween Spooktacular at work and I turned to Pinterest for ideas for easy to make but spooktacular bakes that I could make the night before and still wow everyone at work.
Pinterest did not let me down. I came across this ‘recipe’ for Vampires Teeth cookies which was really a list of instructions that I’ve added to here to give you a step by step guide to these amazing treats.
As its Halloween again I thought it would be a great idea to revisit this recipe for any trick or treaters that come to the door so here we are!!
For the cookies
- 250g butter or margarine
- 200g brown Sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 450g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 250g chocolate chips
- pinch of salt
For the gums & teeth
- Icing sugar
- really red food colouring
- lemon juice
- mini marshmallows (6/8 per cookie)
- almond slivers (2 per cookie)
In your mixer cream together the sugar and butter, then add in the eggs and vanilla and mix till combined (this will look split but dont panic)
Next add in your flour and salt and mix a little. then add in the chocolate chips and mix till the dough is formed. This will be loose and sticky rather than a firm dough. Pop this in the fridge to firm up a little for a couple of hours.
Meanwhile make your icing by combining icing sugar, a tbs of lemon juice and enough water to make a paste. Ive purposely not given measures here as it really depends on getting a paste consistency so you will need to add more or less as needed.
Once you’ve made the paste add a little red colouring and combine until you get REALLY red icing. this should be thick enough to stick to your cookies when ready.
When ready Preheat your oven to 200c. Next roll 2cm balls of dough in your hands and put these on a baking sheet covered with parchment. Make sure you leave enough space for these to spread (I could get about 8 cookies per tray) then follow this plan…
- Pop your first tray into the oven for 10 minutes, or until cooked. Meanwhile prepare your next batch ready to pop in as soon as these are done.
- When the first batch comes out pop in your next batch then cut the cooked cookies in half then leave to cool on a rack.
- prepare your next tray of cookie balls then, when the next batch is ready pop the new batch in and repeat until all cookies are cooked.
This is where it gets fun. you are working in batches so as your first batch of cookies need to be cooled before you start. I used the cooking time above to prep each batch, which allowed me to keep on top of how much icing I needed.
- First – using a knife spread a little red icing on each side of a cookie. i work from the diagonal to the edge of the cookie as it give you a great gum effect
- Next – pop two mini marshmallows in the centre of the curve of the cookie. follow this with an almond sliver each side, and then another marshmallow either side.
- When these are secure fill out the rest of the mouth with teeth (including 2 behind the main row to keep it all stable) then pop the lid on the mouth and push together.
- Set aside and work on the rest of the batches until complete. leaving overnight means the gums will set and keep everything together