Oh to be two again.
Me: Jude, what would you like Father Christmas to bring you?
Jude: Umm, a biscuit.
Me: [with super smug smile on face] Done!
I’m even going one step further and making my own homemade biscuits to slip into his stocking. I have ‘101 cookie cutters’ that were a Christmas present themselves a few years ago, surely Jude would love a dinosaur shaped biscuit to suit his particular current obsession.
*101 cookie cutters does not include dinosaur shapes.
- 100g butter, softened (but not melted)
- 100g caster sugar
- 200g plain flour
- Half tsp vanilla extract
- 1 x egg
- Pinch of baking powder
Cream the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg the stir in the flour to make a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and leave in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
Roll out on a floured surface to approx 3-5mm thickness. Use cutters to make the shapes, place on a lined baking tray and bake at 180C for 10 minutes.
Leave to cool completely on a wire rack. Ice, using 100g sifted icing sugar mixed with 2 tbsp just boiled water.
Decorate and don’t worry about them being messy – the kids won’t notice!