26 October 2015

Shortbread 3D Dinosaur Biscuits Recipe


I love baking and now I have children, I love nothing more than showing them how to bake and getting them involved in all aspects of it. We do a lot of biscuits as the boys love the rolling out and cookie cutting parts as 'it's like playdoh' according to them but biscuits get boring. The shapes are boring, round, stars, fingers, whatever we cut, they're just flat biscuits. 

So when we got a chance to try out the amazing 3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters from the National History Museum Shop I knew that the boys would them. Getting to create their favourite dinosaurs and build them together, who doesn't like playing with their food anyway! 

We received both the 3D Triceratops cookie-cutter and the 3D Stegosaurus cookie-cutter although there are 4 to collect in total. Each set comes in 3 parts. Two bigger bits which form the body and then a smaller part which you have to use twice to create the legs, to hold the dinosaurs up. The set even comes with a recipe card so you can create ginger biscuits if you like. Today we decided on shortbread biscuits though (maybe I'd ran out of ginger!).


So to create my Shortbread Dinosaur Biscuits, you will need:

Ingredients
150g Plain Flour
100g Butter
50g Sugar
Pinch of salt
3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutter 

Method
Preheat oven to 180C
Put butter, flour and sugar in the mixing bowl with the salt
Mix together with your hands so that the mixture looks a bit like breadcrumbs
Use your hands to squeeze the mixture together till it's doughy
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to around 3mm thickness
Cut out the shapes using your cookie cutters (remember to do the legs twice)
Place on a baking tray and leave in oven for around 20 minutes or until they are golden brown
Then let the biscuits cool on a cooling tray for 10 minutes before assembling


Using the cookie cutters was super easy but, as you are using them for a 3D object, you need to make sure to roll the dough out as small as possible so that the slots will fit together. I found that around 3mm in thickness is best.

Assembling the shortbread is quite easy to be honest. You put the 2 bigger parts side by side so that the slots match up and then push the legs into said slots which creates your dinosaur friends.  

And there you have it, roarsome 3D dinosaurs that are sure to make any child love baking. Thomas and Charlie both enjoyed baking with the 3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters and I think they're great as they get kids interested in baking and teach a valuable life lesson in cooking and creating your own thing. 

What's more, you could even get creative afterwards with some icing to make them look even more realistic using different colours and edible extras for a truly amazing biscuit!

27 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea! My boys would defiantly enjoy this too. They love dinosaurs and cookies. So I know that they'll be more than happy to bake some delicious dinosaur cookies. Thank you for the recipe.

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  2. These are really cool, making recipes like this with kids is so much fun. I love you can put them together like that!

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  3. I have a little chef who is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment so this would be great #TriedTested

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  4. Thank you for the recipe, we are going to have a go at these xx

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  5. We have saved the receipe going to try it out at the weekend

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  6. wow these look super cool might have tog et some to try

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  7. Nice and easy recipe and my son would like the dinosaur cutters too

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  8. These look fab and nice and easy to make , I'll give it a go .

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  9. These are brilliant! Even more skills to develop than "normal" biscuit making too :)

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  10. They are so good -you really can play with your food!

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  11. Thank you for sharing the recipe, they look so good!

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  12. thanks for sharing this great unique recipe

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  13. Really good idea - my kids would have loved these when younger

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  14. These look fab! Definitely something I'll have to try with my boys

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  15. These look great fun! Thank-you! x

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  16. Wow, this look fun. Bet they taste as good as they look too. :)

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  17. These look fab such a great idea xxx

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  18. we made some of these (without cutters) I made up the shapes but the legs kept breaking!!

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  19. I'm going to try these tonight with my daughter :)

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  20. really great dinosaurs Jurassic park watch out

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  21. these are such a great idea x

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  22. love the idea of 3D biscuits; am wanting to make 3D reindeer for Christmas this year

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  23. Ahh this is a job for grandma (me) might get some brownie points Thanks 😂 lol love it x

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  24. Susan Jane Gray19 May 2016 at 14:46

    Shortbread was always a good old fashioned favourite years ago when I used to make shortbreads with my Mum. YUMMY

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  25. thanks - I'm going to try these with my kids. xxx

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