These adorable Dinosaur footprint shortbread cookies are brought to you thanks to Ecover arranging for me to have a Spring Clean which gave me and the boys time to have fun in the kitchen. Read on to get our delicious three ingredient recipe and also find out more.
When Ecover contacted me and asked if I would like a spring clean with their products I jumped at the chance. I love having a clean house but sometimes struggle with finding the hours in the day. Ecover wanted to see what #CleaningSuprises the spring clean unearthed. Well, the cleaners found a toy dinosaur in the kitchen. My boys are eleven and nearly ten, so I have no idea how long this dinosaur had been hiding.
The brilliant thing about Ecover products is that they do a fantastic job, so much so the cleaning company took them all with them when they left! They are strong on dirt but gentle on the environment and my family and I feel safe using them. I even feel safe allowing my kids to use them too.
But with the extra hours that I had from the cleaning, The boys and I set about making some shortbread and then dinosaur got in on the act!
Dinosaur footprint shortbread
Shortbread is great to make with kids. It only has three ingredients and tastes delicious!
- 50g or 2oz caster sugar
- 100g or 4oz of Flora Buttery or Butter
- 150g or 6oz plain flour
How to make dinosaur footprint shortbread
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C or has mark 4.
If you are using butter then it needs to be at room temperature, which is why I often use Flora Buttery for this as you can use it direct from the fridge.
Cream sugar and butter in a mixer or a mixing bowl (we are loving the new Sage mixer scraper). The secret to knowing when butter and caster sugar is creamed is to look out for the change of colour (It will go lighter).
Then add the plain flour and combine.
Wrap the dough in cling film and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Take out and roll out to 1/2cm thick and cut out your shapes.
Then let the dinosaur roam over the shortbread and cake.
Sprinkle with some caster sugar over the top (we used maple sugar).
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
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