As a member of the Sainsbury’s Bank Family Blogger Network I was recently asked if I would like to create a cookie design in aid of comic relief 🙂
I’m always keen to get creative so I was happy to join in the fun. Five runners up will be picked from all the designs, Sainsbury’s Facebook fans will then vote for their overall favourite design to feature on the Comic Relief baking page.
This year Comic relief is all about Dinosaurs (with toes), so with this in mind….
Watch out there’s Dinos about!
Two of these dinos are sporting red noses and one has taken inspiration from the aptly name T-Spex red nose character.
Make your own Di-nose-saurs
150g/ 51/2 oz Butter (or Stork)
225g/ 8oz Plain Flour
125g/ 4 1/2 oz Caster Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Icing
The easiest way to ice biscuits is to use a Royal Icing, Sainsbury’s sell this ready to mix in a box 🙂
Small smarties or Silverspoon Coloured Choco Beans
Rub together the butter and flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add in the vanilla extract and caster sugar and bring together with your hands to form a dough.
On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough, then cut out your Dinos.
Bake for about 10 mins in a 170C/350F oven, keep an eye on the biscuits to make sure they don’t burn.
Cool on a wire rack.
Mix up the royal icing. I usually devide this between several pots so I can mix up multiple colours. Using a fine piping bag ice the background colour onto your Dinosaur, you can also spread it on if you’d prefer. Leave for several hours to harden.
Once dry add a small white blob of icing to make the eye and leave to harden. Once dry add any final details such as smile, toes and pupil.
Finally using a blob of royal icing attach a red chocolate bean/smartie onto the nose of your Dino 🙂
The biscuits can take several hours to dry out completely, but it’s worth the wait as they can be stacked into a tin once finished without sticking together or damaging all your hard work!
Of course you can also customise your biscuits to make many other red nose characters. Our very own Spotty Crocodile made it into biscuit form sporting a dashing red nose!
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