Garden of Eden Cookies

I create some Bible craft ideas for the website BibleQuizzes.org.uk and one of the ones I’ve done recently is these Garden of Eden cookies. As they are also rather tasty, I thought I would share the recipe on this blog too!

The cookies taste nice whatever shape you cut them into – so you don’t have to stick to the Bible theme if it’s not your thing! ¬†You will need at least 2 baking sheets, and a variety of cookie cutters. I had a person, heart, 2 flowers, circle and star which meant I could turn it into Adam and Eve, with a heart between them, in a garden of flowers with the moon and stars above.

Ingredients (UK)
225g margarine, plus extra for greasing
150g caster sugar
1 egg
300g self raising flour
50g custard powder
Pinch of salt
100g icing sugar
3 tspns water
Few drops red food colouring

Ingredients (US)
I have attempted to convert this to a US style recipe, but be warned, although it should be pretty much the same, it’s not tried and tested in this format!
1 cup margarine
2/3 cup superfine sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups self rising flour
(or 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 3 3/4 tsps baking powder, 1 1/4 tsp salt)
1/2 cup custard powder
(or 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 tsp vanilla essence)
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup confectioners/powdered sugar
3 tsps water
Few drops red food coloring

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, GM4.
  • Grease the baking sheets.
  • Cream together the sugar and margarine.
  • Mix the egg in.
  • Using a sieve, add the flour, salt and custard powder.
  • Mix up until you have a soft dough that you can handle.
  • Roll out the dough onto a floured surface to about 1/2 cm thick.
  • Cut out your cookies and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • When cold, make the icing (frosting).
  • Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, and stir in the water and food colouring.
  • Decorate your cookies using a greaseproof paper piping bag
  • Let the icing set before eating.

Enjoy making this fun and easy recipe with your kids!

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  1. Diane, fit to the finish Says:

    What a nice thing! Those would be great when studying creation. Thank you for sharing. I have a rolled cookie recipe I do sometimes that doesn’t have any eggs and then the little kids can help me because I don’t worry about them eating raw eggs.

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