Check out this great recipe and cutters from The Natural History Museum to make the perfect prehistoric gingerbread cookies. Great to celebrate National gingerbread day.
- 350g plain flour
- 175g soft brown sugar
- 90g butter
- 1 egg
- 4 tsps golden sugar
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of sugar
- Use your hands to rub together the plain flour, soft brown sugar, butter, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda to form breadcrumbs.
- In a separate bowl, beat one egg and 4 tsp of golden syrup.
- Mix everything together into a dough and knead until smooth. Cover and chill the dough for at least an hour.
- Roll our the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of three millimetres. Use the cutters to cut out each shape (remembering that you’ll need to use the leg cutter twice for each dinosaur!)
- Bake on a greased baking tray in a preheated oven at 150 C (Gas Mark 2) for eight to ten minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool before assembling your dinosaurs.
- Eat into extinction!