Soul  cakes are traditional English sweet cookies with raisins that are made  for Samhain or Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

Traditional soul cakes are sweet round cookies with cross on top.

Filled with raisins and a touch of spices.  

– butter  –  white granulated sugar – 3 egg yolks  – flour  – mixed spice – raisins –milk – powdered sugar

You will need:

If you are looking for homemade Halloween treats, try this easy raisin cookie recipe.  Delicious idea for treats or tricks!  

Add butter to the large bowl. Add sugar.  Using hand mixer or stand mixer, mix butter with sugar.

Preheat the oven to 190 C / 374 F

Add egg yolks and mix again.  Sieve flour in egg, butter and sugar mixture. Sieve spices on top of the flour.

These simple cookies are perfect with a cup  of tea.  Hope these Halloween cookies will become a family tradition at your home! 

Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a spatula. Gradually add milk, combining with a spatula until the dough comes together.

Transfer the dough to the silicone mat or surface, dusted with flour. Knead the dough with hands until well combined. Add half raisins, and knead them in the dough.

What can be better than sharing breakfast with your family, with a strongly brewed cup of tea and sweet cookies?

 Add more raisins while kneading the dough. Roll the dough with a rolling pin about 1/4 inch or 0.6 cm thick. Cut the round shape cookies with the cookie cutter.

Transfer the cookies to the baking tray,  layered with parchment paper. Leave the space between the cookies. Cut the cross on each cookie. 

Bake 15-20 minutes until golden. Then, bake another batch of cookies. Let them cool for 10 minutes. Dust the cookies with baking powder.

Soul cakes will keep up to 4 days in air tight container at room temperature. 

So you can make these raising cookies ahead of time.

However, homemade cookies taste better at first day. You can also make 1 day ahead the dough and shape it into disc.

Try these soul cakes for Samhain! This is  an easy cookie recipe, when you have staple ingredients  and a little bit of time.