Soulcakes are THE original trick-or-treat. Poorer folks would go door-to-door offering to pray for the family’s dead to help them get into Heaven more quickly, an old Catholic theology.
We think these are so good, they disappear like magic!
They need no adornment but you may wish to frost them or use to decorate for party or carnival activities with children. Cut out with oval, leaf or Halloween cookie cutters.
Preheat oven to 325°, cream together until fluffy:
1/2 C butter, room temperature
1/3 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Set aside. Sift together:
1 C all-purpose flour
2 TBSP cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 C chopped pecans (optional)
Work the flour mixture into the creamed mixture just
until crumbly. Place dough between 2 sheets of
parchment and roll to 1/4 – 1/2 ” thickness. Cut with
cookie cutters, transfer to baking pan, sprinkle with
sugar sprinkles if desired. Bake at 325° for 10-12 min.
until edges are golden.