Snap, snap, snap! – Miss J, 1
We had loads of fun making these buttery crocodile biscuits at the weekend.
The dough (a recipe found on Bakerette with minimimal tweaks) is very simple to make and holds its shape well when baked, so it’s perfect for making animal shapes. We had a crocodile cutter in the cupboard, so that’s what we went for, adding a few drops of green colouring to the mix for effect.
The cooked dough is soft and moreish, with a sugary flavour and a lovely vanilla aftertaste.
Here’s what to do – makes 20 crocodiles.
- 110g unsalted butter, softened
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 medium free range egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 drops of green food colouring gel
- 250g plain flour
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Beat the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and food colouring until fully combined
- Mix in the flour, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda until fully combined
- Cover the bowl with clingfilm and chill for 2 hours
- Preheat the oven to 180C fan assisted
- Work with the dough in four sections, keeping the spare in the fridge as you go
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1cm thick and cut out the crocodile shapes
- Grease and lightly flour a baking sheet
- Place the croc cookies on the tray, 1 inch apart and bake for 5 minutes, until the edges just begin to turn brown
- Cool on wire rack
- Decorate with icing pens – as you can see, we got a bit carried away!
And that’s it! It’s an easy, fun activity to do with the kids. Let me know if you give it a try.