Black Bat Biscuits

By Sean Tan  ,

October 15, 2018

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To make Halloween eerily delicious for the kid in all of us, unleash these rainbow choc chip bat biscuits coated in glace icing.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 24 Cookies


Glace Icing

2¼ cups (360 g) icing sugar

¼ cup (60 ml) water

Black food colouring

Black Bats

125 g butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup (110 g) caster sugar

1 egg

1 2/3 cups (250 g) plain flour

Rainbow choc chips


1Preheat the oven to 180 C / 160 C fan-forced. Grease and line two oven trays with baking paper.

2Beat butter, extract, sugar and egg in small bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Stir in the sifted flour, in two hatches. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth.

3Roll the dough between sheets of baking paper until 5 mm thick; refrigerate for about 10 mins or until firm.

4Using an 11 cm bat cutter, cut out shapes from dough. Place bats on trays, Bake for 15 mins; cool on trays.

5To make glace icing, sift the icing sugar into a small heatproof bowl; stir in the water and colouring. Stir over a small saucepan of simmering water until icing is pourable.

6Place bats on a wire rack, in a single layer; pour Glace Icing evenly over bats. Position choc chips on each bat for eyes. Stand until set. If icing becomes too thick to pour, reheat over simmering water, or stir in a tiny amount of extra water.

TIP: Un-iced biscuits suitable to freeze. Glace icing suitable to microwave. You can freeze un-iced biscuits between layers of freezer wrap for up to three months. Biscuits can be completed a day ahead; store, in a singe layer, in airtight containers.

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