Make your very own Duggee DInosaur Biscuits with this delicious recipe!
Ingredients (makes approx. 45 small cookies)
- 175g unsalted butter
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 400g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- blue, pink and green gel food colourings
- small tubes of writing icing
- eye sprinkles
- Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, then whisk together until pale and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk again until well combined.
- Sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk again until the mixture comes together in a dough.
- Pull the dough together with your hands to form a ball, then divide into 3 equal pieces.
- Colour each piece of dough with gel food colouring, one blue, one green and one purple (we mixed pink and blue to make purple). If the dough gets very sticky, add a little more flour to make it easier to handle.
- Roll each piece of dough out on a piece of greaseproof or baking paper to around 1cm thick, then place on a baking tray and cover with clingfilm.
- Place the trays of dough in the fridge to chill for an hour.
- After one hour, remove a tray of dough from the fridge and carefully slide the dough onto a floured surface.
- Using dinosaur-shaped cookie cutters, cut the dough into shapes and place them on a lined baking tray. Cover with clingfilm again and return the tray with the shaped cookies to the fridge. Repeat with the other two batches of dough.
- Chill the cookies again for at least ½ hour. When you are ready for the next step, preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas mark 4/350°F).
- Bake the cookies in batches for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are starting to lightly brown. Leave any remaining cookies in the fridge until ready to bake.
- After removing from the oven, leave the cookies to cool on the baking trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
- Once completely cool, attach eye sprinkles using the writing icing. You can add extra features with the writing icing too – why not let your little Squirrels design their own dinosaurs!