Thursday, 16 October 2014

Double dinosaur cookies

In the last week we've bought two things - very different but perfect when combined :)

The first was a dinosaur imprint rolling pin from Etsy (read about it here) and the second was a Funpod (bargain at £25 - thank you to the local Preloved Facebook site!!).

Also fun to hide in...

So at the weekend Doof and I made double dinosaur biscuits :)

It was so much better having him "standing" at the right height - rather than doing everything with him sitting on the kitchen table. He LOVED getting properly involved and wanted to join in with every step. He actually got cross when I tried to pour the vanilla essence without his help! My proudest moment was when I asked him if he wanted to crack the egg, he said yes, took it and somehow crushed/cracked it in one hand without spilling any yolk or white! 

I love how his language is coming on so quick at the moment - he tries to copy everything you say and has new words everyday.  Today he kept chanting "roll-y roll-y" as he was using the rolling pin. So sweet! Even though we've cooked together for the last year I think I have nursery to thank for some of his kitchen skills as this was the first time we'd made cookies together and yet he knew exactly how to roll out the pastry, making sure to sprinkle flour down beforehand, and how to use the cookie cutters (even if a few of our dinosaurs did end up with out heads due to cutter-pastry misalignment issues...).

The end biscuits turned out great - the dinosaur imprint from the rolling pin is awesome (although I need to train D to push a bit harder into the dough with it to make the dinosaurs more pronounced) and next we're going to experiment with imprinting fondant icing on cakes :)

Double dinosaur biscuits

Overall a lovely way to spend the afternoon - thanks Doof!

"Where's his head gone? Oh well, never mind!"


Biscuit recipe:

230g unsalted butter
175g caster sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
425g plain flour

1. Cream butter and sugar
2. Add egg and vanilla extract
3. Sift flour and salt
4. Slowly add and mix well
5. Roll out and cut out shapes
6. Place on buttered baking tray
7. Cook at 180 deg C for 10 minutes

Doof is 23 months and did every step except for the putting in/taking out of the oven :)

1 comment:

  1. I love that rolling pin!! What a brilliant idea! I must look out for something like that for Potato. Well done Doof for your fab looking biscuits!
    Thanks for linking up with #LittleChefs