Movies including dinosaurs always seem to be really popular by the public as the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series got released a few weeks ago. To make up for the fact that we don’t have real-life dinosaurs here (luckily) I suggest borrowing any of your kids/brothers/sisters/ neighborhoods kids/random kids plastic dinosaur to make these cookies!
325 gr plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting
200 gr cold butter, cut into cubes
125 gr golden caster sugar
1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out (or vanilla extract)
2 large free-range egg yolks
1-2 tablespoons whole milk
Few plastic toy dinosaurs with different-sized feet
Red, yellow, green and orange flavoured writing icing pens
1 free-range egg, beaten
How to bake
1. Put the flour and butter in a bowl and rub them together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2. Add the sugar, vanilla, egg yolks and milk.
3. Mix it in with a knife, but be careful to not overwork the dough. Until the mixture comes together in a smooth dough.
4. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a cylinder.
5. Wrap tightly with cling film and chill for 1 hour.
6. Preheat the oven to 356°F or 180°C.
7. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 0,20 inch / 1/2 cm discs and arrange on 2 lined baking sheets.
8. Dip the dinosaur feet into plain flour, then press into the top of each biscuit to make several footprints on each one.
9. Brush with the beaten egg.
10. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the cookies are just golden brown.
11. Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
12. While the biscuits are still warm, press the dinosaur feet into the indents to make them more distinct and leave to cool.
13. Fill in the imprints with different coloured writing icing and set aside until set.
14. Then enjoy!