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GEE WHiZZ! COOKEY COOKING FOR KIDS HALLOWEEN EDITION

WITH SPOOKY STORIES, DRESS-UP WINNERS AND FULL OF HALLOWEEN TREATS


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Hellooooo little ghosts and ghouls! We hope you like our spooky Halloween Edition of Gee Whizz - there are lots of fun puzzles and yummy sweets to bake. Just make sure an adult helps you with the oven and with any cutting. See you next edition! The Orcacle 1

Ginger Dead Men

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Dressing Up Competition

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Bat Brownies

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Spooky Stories and Frightful Tales

Choc ‘O’ Horror Cookies


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GINGER DEAD MEN You will need....

- 350g Plain flour - 175g soft brown sugar - 1 medium egg - 4 tbsp golden syrup - 2 tsp ground cinnamon - 125g butter - 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

7) Bake for 12-15 minutes until they are light golden brown. Leave for 10 minutes to let them cool. When cooled, decorate with white icing for bones!

1) Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and pour into a big bowl. Add butter before getting a big wooden spoon and stirring until it looks like breadcrumbs. Add sugar. 2) In another bowl, get a whisk or a fork and stir the egg and golden syrup together. Add to your first bowl then stir until it clumps together and becomes dough. 3) knead (turn over) the dough until it is smooth, then wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for 15 minutes. 4) Get an adult to help with the oven. Preheat to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper. 5) Time to get messy! Lightly sprinkle some flour on a clean surface, then roll the dough out to an even width. 6) Using cutters, cut out the gingerbread men shapes, and take off the occasionall arm or head or leg. Be inventive! And place on the bakingray, leaving a gap between them.


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DRESS - UP COMPETITION Last month, we told you little monsters to give us your Halloween costumes. Here are the winners! Thank you to everyone who sent in a picture!

1st prize goes to Beka Grams, 12. She certainly made for a Ghoooulish Gurl!

2nd prize goes to Jo Pearse, 10. We thought he was Bat - Tastic!

3rd prize goes to Kyle Mart, 10. YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAWWWW ! !

Thank you to everyone who sent in a picture! The Halloween Dress-Up Competition is now CLOSED. Please don’t send anymore pictures (as lovely as they are) Save them for next year!


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BAT BROWNIES You will need.... - 100g butter - 175g caster suger - 125g milk chocolate - 1 tbsp golden syrup

1) Get an adult to heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. While they do that, grease and line a 20cm cake tin. 2) Put the butter, caster sugar, brown sugar, chocolate and golden syrup in a pan on low heat and watch it melt all together!

- 2 eggs - 100g plain flour - 1/2 tsp baking podwer

3) Take the pan off the heat. Break the eggs into the bowl and mix with a fork or whisk until it is forthy. 4) Add the eggs, vanilla extract or essence, flour, baking powder and cocoa powder to the chocolate mixture and mix it up ! 5) Put the mixture into the cake tins and pui on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake for 2530 mins. 6) Take out and leave to cool for 20-30 mins. Sprinkle some icing sugar over the brownies and draw fangs on them with white icing sugar. Serve with ice-cream!


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SPOOKY STORIES AND F One night a little girl sat reading on her bed, relying on the lamp on her bedside table to light up the room.

The little girl waved goodbye then went back to bed, falling asleep instantly.

Her parents had gone to bed and it was snowing outside; a heavy snow that lay where it fell.

In the morning she told her mother about the strange boy, who told her off for telling fibs.

Suddenly, her light went out. Shrugging, thinking it was just a burst bulb, she put down her book and tried to get to sleep.

“No one lives near us, Annabel.” She scolded her daughter. “Stop making up stories.”

Someone knocked on her door; quick rapping knocks that got her out of bed and stumbling over to open it, rubbing her eyes.

The boy kept visiting Annabel to play every night. The little girl noticed the boy was always so unusually pale, and never stopped dripping water.

A little boy was standing outside her door, dripping wet from the outside snow.

The water would always make a puddle on the carpet, but would disappear by the time she woke up.

“Hi.” He smiled. “Can I come in to play?” The girl was suddenly full of energy. “Let’s play cards.” She agreed. They played cards until the boy looked outside, sighing sadly. “I need to go now. I’ll see you later.”

Read on to find out who the strange boy is......


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FRRRRIGHTFUL TALES! was a ghost.” He turned to her. “Can you promise me to look after this garden?” Annabel nodded, shivers running up her spine. She was talking to a real ghost! “I promise.” One night, the boy didn’t come to her door. Confused, she searched the whole house until she saw him standing outside the front door, knocking silently. “Hey! Do you want to come in?” Annabel opened the door. The strange boy shook his head and stepped away, leading her along the side of the house. Annabel followed him, curious. He led her to her mother’s garden, which was filled with flowers and had always bloomed beautifully. “There used to be a pond here.” He told her quietly. “I ran away one night a long time ago. On the way I tripped and fell into the pond. When I woke up, I

He smiled and faded away, leaving her outside alone. The next morning, Annabel asked her mother if she could pull all the weeds out of the pretty garden outside. “Of course!” Her mother was pleased. “Why are you suddenly interested in gardening?” The girl smiled. “No reason.” Annabel never forgot the strange boy who played cards with her.

By Hollie, 9


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CHOC ‘O’ HORROR You will need....

- 1 cup of self-raising flour - 1 cup of caster sugar - 2 tablespoons of cocoa - 1 teaspoon of vanilla - 2 eggs - 125g melted butter

1) Get an adult to preheat the oven to 180°C. Then put baking paper in a 20cm round cake tin. In a big bowl, put ALL the ingredients together!

2) Using a spoon, mix for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is smooth (no lumps!) Pour the cake mixture into the tin then pop it in the oven.

Let an adult help you with the oven!

- cup milk 3) Bake for exactly 45 minutes then take it out to cool for 5 minutes. After the pan has cooled, turn the cake upside down onto a cooling rack.

4) When it’s cool, dust it with icing sugar to look like spider webs!


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