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


  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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