I have been so busy this year around Halloween so have not really managed any of the baking I had planned. And technically there is no baking in these little pumpkins but they are very cute so I will let them off.
For the cookie dough
25g caster sugar
50g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
70g plain flour
50g mini chocolate chips or regular ones chopped up a bit
For the decoration
Silver spoon orange buttons
A little dark chocolate melted, or a black/brown edible pen
Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk followed by the flour until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes.
Form the dough into small balls and place them on baking sheets lined with baking parchment and freeze for 15 minutes (my freezer does not work, I put them in the fridge for 30 minutes).
Melt the buttons gently and set aside to cool. The buttons need to remain melted but the cooler they are the less the cookie dough will soften when you try and coat them.
Coat the cookie dough balls with the melted mix. This is messy, or at least it was for me, maybe other people are more skilled at such things!
Set back on the baking parchment and allow the coating to set. Once the coating is set decorate the pumpkins however you wish. If like me you use chocolate just put it in a piping bag and snip the tiniest corner off so that it comes out in a thin stream.