Prehistoric Gingerbread Cookies for National Gingerbread Day

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Use your hands to rub together the plain flour, soft brown sugar, butter, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda to form breadcrumbs.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat one egg and 4 tsp of golden syrup.
  3. Mix everything together into a dough and knead until smooth. Cover and chill the dough for at least an hour.
  4. 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!)
  5. 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.
  6. Eat into extinction!

 

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