“ Type: Biscuits „
The Dr. Who cookie kit contains the following:- Cookie Mixture, Crisped Rice decorations; orange gel and a darlek cookie cutter. To make the cookies you will need:- Cold water, one medium sized egg and flour for dusting. Preparation time is 10 minutes and they bake in a preheated oven in 8 minutes. Simple.
The simplicity of the cookie mix is what makes them especially great for kids. Many children like baking and it can often get very messy in the kitchen. Kits like this one are a good way to reduce mess and make the experience less stressful for parents. Kids can have fun baking and decorating and parents can enjoy the whole experience too.
The cookie cutter is in the shape of a Darlek, the age old enemy of the Doctor. So for fans of Dr. Who it will be quite satisfying to get their teeth into the things that make his life so miserable. Kids will enjoy chomping down on these Darleks and you may have to suspend the "don't play with your food" rule for a while. The cutter is made from black plastic, it has indentations on it to create a faint pattern on the darlek which you then use to aid your decorations once they are baked. It can be a bit difficult to get the cookie out of the cookie, it is best if you don't press down too hard so you can shuffle it out. Be careful because the Darleks eye is easily broken off as it's a tiny bit.
The cookies are meant to be vanilla flavoured. But that's not a taste I picked up on. My brother asked if they were made of wood. They came out very hard, were difficult to bite into and rather bland. The orange gel was a sticky cough syrupy flavour and texture and wasn't overly pleasant. The crisped rice tasted like stale rice crispies and were too large to use in the way depicted on the box. Therefore I would advise not using them at all. The cookies may have been hard because I handled the dough too much or because I used too much flour but I think kids would probably do worse damage than I did and so am not impressed with the overall outcome.
It's a shame because these mixtures are normally edible, even if they aern't the nicest cakes in the world. I'm not complaining too much though as I'm glad I now own a Darlek shaped cookie cutter. I'll be using it to make some much nicer cookies with my own recipe though.
The kit can be purchased from anywhere between 89p - £2.99 - I'm sure kids will love them, no matter what they taste like!