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Noddy inspired gingerbread biscuits

Noddy gingerbread biscuits

Created by Enid Blyton in 1949, Noddy is one of the most beloved children’s characters, having entertained families for generations with stories set in the colourful world of Toyland. Have you seen that Noddy has been given a bit of a makeover by DreamWorks? Yep, Noddy the Toyland Detective reimagines him in the role of investigator; exploring mysteries and searching for clues in Toyland while encouraging children to explore and make discoveries in their own world.

I love a craft inspired by a book or children’s character so I couldn’t resist turning Noddy into some delicious gingerbread treats for my children. Today I’m sharing my Noddy inspired gingerbread biscuits (and hoping to bag myself a prize too).

Noddy inspired gingerbread biscuits

I used my favourite gingerbread biscuit recipe which you can find here. This never fails to make the most delicious biscuits. I made a template of Noddy’s face on card which I then cut out.

Noddy template for gingerbread biscuits

I rolled the dough out and cut round my template with a sharp knife to make 4 large Noddy shaped biscuits.

Noddy inspired gingerbread biscuits

I added currants for eyes then baked them in the oven.

Noddy template for gingerbread biscuits

When they had turned a lovely golden brown I took them out and left them to cool. Whilst I waited I rolled out the ready made blue icing for Noddy’s hat. I rolled this out and placed my gingerbread biscuits on top, roughly cutting round them with a knife. I pressed them onto each biscuit, and used the back of the knife to mark the lines of his cap.

Noddy template for gingerbread biscuits

Then I set up the Noddy biscuits with a couple of white and dark chocolate icing pens. I thought this made a fun invitation to play – one which never fails to bring a smile to my children’s faces! They added their own eyes, noses and mouths with the icing pens, then just went, well ….. a little crazy – I blame the sugar. However, they were happy enough to eat their Noddy biscuits (despite what they looked like!).

Noddy gingerbread biscuits

This is my entry for the #NoddyChallenge, inspired by Noddy and his friends, by Tots100 and The Book People.


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    Stephanie Usher
    July 24, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    These are such a great at home DIY, you did a great job recreating noddy! xxx

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    July 24, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Ahh Noddy, another national treasure. You did a great job with the gingerbread inspired biscuits. They look so yummy. Good luck x

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    Nayna Kanabar
    July 24, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    These biscuits look so cool, I love them.

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    Emma Dukes
    July 24, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Hey, these look great, good way to get children interested and involved with baking!

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    Rebecca Smith
    July 24, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    These are so cool – my son loved Noddy when he was younger and is just introducing his sister to the show so would love to make these!

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    July 24, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    These are so cute, good luck in the competition

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    Sarah Bailey
    July 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Ah how cool are these, what a lovely idea – I mean who doesn’t love noddy!

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    Ana De- Jesus
    July 25, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Now this takes me back. I love that your gingerbread biscuits have been modeled after Noddy that is really creative of you well done x

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    July 25, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Oh wow, they are so super cute! Good luck with the challenge. I hope you win!

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    July 25, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    omg so cute and what a fun engaging activity for kids!

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    July 25, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    They look brilliant and very yum! I loved Noddy when I was younger and my daughter did when she was little too. I love that he’s still going and getting a remake too.

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    Rosana @ Hot&CHilli Food and Travel Blog
    July 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    This biscuits look very cute and quite easy to make. Great to entertain the little ones. R

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    July 26, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Very cute, I’m quite inspired to get more creative with baking now

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