Dragon Cookies

st davids day childrens craft activity dragonI am a firm believer that crafting is a great way to teach. One of my children learns best through tactile learning (Kinaesthetic Learning), making crafting a perfect choice for projects at home. All the children still talk about ruins and erosion within the context of our castle cookies we made a few years ago.

welsh dragon cookie cuttingWhen we celebrate the seasons, I like to set up a project for them. As a big fan of St David’s Day, this year I thought we would make dragon cookies. As with our dragon cake, we used the dinosaur and moon cookie cutters. This time we used a small crimped cookie cutter on the edge of the wings to add a webbed effect.

assembling welsh dragon cookies

The cookie recipe is the rainy day cookies from Nigella Bites book. (similar to this one)

welsh dragon cookies in flight formation

It gave us an excuse to discuss why the dragon is red and why it appears on the Wales’s flag.

red icing on the welsh dragon cookies

I was tempted to slip one white dragon in just to re-enact the battle, but the children were happy with red, so red it was. (It would have been fun though, wouldn’t it?)

st davids day childrens craft activity

We spooned the red icing on. Also tried the flooding method, but outlining the shape with thicker icing too, but it took a lot longer.

welsh dragon cookies

Once the icing had set, we added details with icing writing pens. Each dragon being slightly different. One poor dragon lost his wing and leg. With so many fierce dragons around, I guess it was inevitable.

eating welsh dragon cookie

In the end, they all met their maker (or one of the rest of the family) and very nice they were indeed.

I made more cookie dough than we could use in one session, so I’m sure a few more dragons will be made this weekend. Running up to St David’s Day on Sunday. Maybe I’ll sneak a few white dragons in to the mix. Facing the other way, ready for battle. Just to act out the story, of course. I can’t resist a chance for an interactive story telling moment.

(these would look great any colour. I might make green ones for St George’s day)

5 thoughts on “Dragon Cookies

  • Friday 27 February, 2015 at 9:43 pm
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    One of the contestants on the Comic Relief Great British Bake Off baked Welsh dragon cookies and attempted to cover them in red icing this week. Yours are considerably better!!

    • Friday 27 February, 2015 at 9:45 pm
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      Ha! I had no idea. I’ve not been watching. I’ll have to catch up and see. Probably shouldn’t add that these were made by a 10 year old!

  • Sunday 1 March, 2015 at 11:11 am
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    Hello, Thankyou SO much for your kind comment and offer of a blogpost. It’s super kind of you.

    Oh and these biscuits are wonderful-like the little dragons from
    Ivor the engine x

    • Wednesday 4 March, 2015 at 11:48 am
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      They reminded me of the cartoon too! Used to love watching it.

  • Sunday 22 March, 2015 at 8:18 pm
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    These dragon cookies are brilliant! Your kids are pretty arty to get biscuits looking so fierce. Note to self- I need more cookie cutters!

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