As you know, it was dinosaur week at our place not long ago. One activity in particular got me thinking – if we can make dinosaur fossils with playdough, why not with cookie dough?
We whipped up a batch of chocolate cookie dough to experiment with. Here’s the easy recipe we used.
125g (4oz) butter
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1. Beat butter, sugar and egg in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and cocoa.
2. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth.
I’ll also include a Thermomix conversion for my Thermie-loving friends. Measurements in metric.
Thermomix conversion – chocolate cookies
150g caster sugar
300g plain flour
1 tbs cocoa powder
1. Beat butter, sugar and egg 15 sec/ speed 5.
2. Add flour and cocoa and mix 10 sec/ speed 4, using spatula to assist.
3. Knead dough for 2 min/ Interval setting.
Now it’s time to play!
Roll the cookie dough into balls and flatten, leaving a bit of thickness. Press a small dinosaur figurine down firmly into the dough, and lift off.
Once you’ve finished decorating your dino fossil cookies, Bake at 180 C (350 F) for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.