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Halloween Liquorice Treats

Welcome to Saint Valentines Liquorice Company’s Halloween Liquorice Treats recipe!

A word of caution

Liquorice had always been a bit of an outsider. She was the black sheep of the root family, and she knew it. Everyone else seemed to be so respectable - carrots, potatoes, onions - but Liquorice was different. She loved the dark nights and the smoky fires, and she wasn't afraid to stir up a little mischief.

One night, on All Hollow’s Eve, Liquorice decided to cook up a special medicine. She gathered her ingredients and set to work in her kitchen, stirring the pot with gusto. The other plants watched her nervously; they knew that Liquorice liked to play tricks on people. But they needn't have worried - this time, Liquorice had planned something special.

She finished her potion just in time for midnight, and as the clock struck twelve, she called out: "Happy Halloween!" The other plants gasped in surprise as they saw what Liquorice had done. Instead of a normal medicine, she'd made a delicious-looking liquorice cookie potion!

The other plants quickly gobbled down their potions and hurried off into the night. They wanted to get out there and have some fun! Liquorice smiled to herself; it was always satisfying to pull one over on her siblings. She couldn't wait to see the looks on their faces when they found out what she'd done...

Halloween Liquorice Treats

This simple recipe is perfect for all the family and is a wonderful way to celebrate Halloween! Our delicious cookies are perfect for trick-or-treating, parties, or a tasty treat!

To make our Halloween Liquorice Treats, all you need is the following:

– 100g Saint Valentines liquorice (chopped)

– 100g unsalted butter (melted)

– 1 egg

– 200g caster sugar

– 1 tbsp golden syrup

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 250g plain flour

– 1 tsp baking powder

– 1/2 tsp salt

Method

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the melted butter, sugar, golden syrup, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt, then mix until everything is well combined. Stir in the chopped liquorice until it is evenly distributed. Place small mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them well apart as they will spread whilst cooking. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Leave to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!

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