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Pre-historic cookies made with a cookie press (also known as a cookie gun or Spritz cookie maker). I stumbled on this recipe when I was looking for some easy instructions for making polyhedra for Christmas decorations. George Hart does some amazing sculptures based on polyhedra. He also has an odd sense of humour. This recipe for Trilobite cookies tickled my funnybone. I’ll let him tell you about them. [url=http://www.georgehart.com/trilobites/trilobite.html]Prof Hart's Trilobite Cookies[/url] A couple of weeks after reading this recipe, I was asked to help take some students (13 year olds) on a science trip to the museum. Turns out they were studying rocks and fossils. Brilliant! I baked up a batch of these cookies, which they ate before going into the museum because we couldn’t take food inside. I told them that these were fossil cookies, trilobites, and that they were to look for the real thing in the museum. The students were given a presentation and then let loose on an exhibit where they had to match up rocks and fossils to labels. Some kids came running up to me waving a real fossilised trilobite, all excited, “Is this it? Is this a trilobite Miss?” They’re so sweet – really still children at that age even if most of them are bigger than me! This is my recipe for cookie dough and Prof Hart’s idea for a cute cookie. (Note, for the purposes of ZWT4 I have included this recipe in the Germany section since trilobite fossils can be found at Hunsrück Slates near Bundenbach, Germany)
Units: US | Metric
Serving Size: 1 (36 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30