Tuesday, 10 September 2013

3D Dinosaur Gingerbread Cookies

My brother got these 3D dinosaur cookie cutters for his birthday and asked me to make some gingerbread cookies. I dutifully obliged and we had fun putting them together. I've never made 3D cookies before and to be honest was a little dubious but was surprised at how well these turned out. His colleagues claim it the best gingerbread ever and they also had fun putting it together and eating it. 

I used a recipe that I'd used previously and made a few gingerbread people as well which the dinosaurs 'attacked'. There are 3 other dinosaur cutters and they also come in a safari theme - giraffe, lion, elephant and hippo which look really cute. Definitely going on my Christmas wish list unless someone wants to get me a belated birthday present....

I'm entering this to Treat Petite. It's hosted by Kat from The Baking Explorer and Stuart from Cakeyboi and the idea is to submit any sweet treat that's individually portioned and not a big cake. The theme this month is 'No Theme' so anything goes.

 simple store cupboard ingredients 

 roll out dough and cut out shapes then bake 

it's a 3D T-rex dinosaur! 

 T-rex eating a gingerbreadman

 Anxious family looking worried and deciding if they should run or not 

 There's a lot of dinosaurs here!

125g unsalted butter, softened
110g dark brown sugar
2.5 cups plain flour, sifted
1 egg yolk
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4-6 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp mixed spice
270mls golden syrup
  • Preheat the oven to 160C
  • Beat butter, sugar and egg yolk in a bowl until smooth
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients until its mixed properly
  • You may need to add a little more golden syrup if the mixture is crumbly
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface and roll it out to approximately 5mm in thickness.
  • Cut shapes using cookie cutters
  • Place on a baking tray and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes until they are brown
  • Cookies will harden once cool


  1. Love it! I already having dinosaur cutters but not 3D ones! They look like a lot of fun.

  2. Oh my god I WANT!!!!... and reminds me that The Viking bought me a whole set of Halloween inspired scary cookies last Christmas which ive not used yet... bring on Halloween and cookie baking!

    1. Can't wait for Halloween too as I didn't get to use my cutters and cupcake kit last year!

  3. These are great, I've seen them only once before, but I always have problems with my gingerbread expanding too much in the oven so not tried it. Love that you have the gingerbread people getting eaten!!

    1. This recipe works brilliantly - minimal expansion. I thought it would be fun to tell a story with the cookies :)

  4. Oh wow love it! Those poor gingerbread people, the last few moments of their lives were spent in terror of the dinosaur attack! They look great and so fun. Definitely going on my wish list!

    1. I know I did feel sorry for them.. by eating them ha ha

  5. They are awesome, I am going to dream of 3d dinosaur fight scenes I think tonight.....!

  6. Haha, I love these - great for boy's parties! My nephews would love them! Thanks for entering them into Treat Petite Ros!

    1. Kids and adults will love these - must remember to make them for the next party.

  7. I love these cookies! I'm definitely buying these cookie cutters. You could orchestrate some kind of gingerbread cookie battle between dinosaurs and safari animals, couldn't you? Awesome.

    1. Sounds like a great idea! Now I really, really want the safari cutters!


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