teaserThe Boy loves dinosaurs. I bought these biscuit cutters for him some time last year because I thought they were hilarious. Unfortunately, it’s not often that there’s an occasion where it’s appropriate to serve people t-rex shaped biscuits. Thankfully, they’re totally Halloween appropriate!!

I started my Halloween blogging yesterday (check out the angry owl cupcakes!) and I’m pretty excited about sharing my cute/scary creations!

I kept these biscuits quite thin because I figure that kids (and adults!) are going to be eating enough sweets around Halloween, and you don’t want them to overdo it on the sugar! You can roll this mixture out to whatever thickness you want, it holds its shape well. If you don’t have dinosaur biscuit cutters, use whatever shapes you have. Make spooky ginger bread men, or use a tumbler to cut out circles and decorate them like eyeballs.

The beauty of this mixture is that it is quick and adaptable! You can cut it into whatever shape you like, and it will stay that shape! It is a little bit fragile, so you can’t be too rough with it, but it’s pretty obedient otherwise.

Vanilla biccies:

trexMakes about 24 dinosaurs

  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb
  • 2 ½ cups plain flour


Preheat your oven to 170C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Cream your butter and sugar together until they’re completely combined. Add in the egg and vanilla, combined by the bicarb. Add in your flour one cup at a time, allowing the mixture to integrate all of the flour you’ve just added each time.

shapesI find it easier to do this in Penelope (my stand mixer), but it is possible to do it by hand – just work those muscles!!

When all of the flour is incorporated you should have a ball of mixture that is soft, but stable. Turn it out onto a floured surface and grab your rolling pin to roll it out to about 1 cm thick.

bakePress your biscuit cutters into the dough and get as many shapes out of it as you can before re-rolling and repeating.

What other occasions do you suggest I make use of these cute cutters? They’re so fun!

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