Turtle Biscuits




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Fresh baked bread is always awesome, but it's not always fun. Shaping store-bought bread or biscuit dough into alligators (nomsters!) or these adorable turtles makes any meal or snack that much better.

You'll Need. . .
  • 1 tube store-bought biscuit dough (per every 4 turtles) - I'm using Honey Butter flavor, but you can use whatever type you like
  • Sharp knife
  • Cookie sheet

How To
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or whatever temperature your biscuit dough calls for)
  2. Pop open the tube of dough (this is one of the best parts!)
  3. Remove the dough from the package
  4. Cut one biscuit into quarters
  5. Slice into two of the quarters to form two legs
  6. Cut one quarter in half to make a tail
  7. Form the remaining quarter into a teardrop shape (for the head)
  8. Place the head, tail, and legs under another biscuit and transfer to your pan
  9. Using the tip of your knife, score the top of the biscuit in a cross-hatch pattern
  10. Repeat steps 4 - 9 for the remaining biscuits
  11. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden brown
  12. Enjoy!

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    Oh my goodness, too cute :) I'm making a miniature version soon, it's going in a sea-themed bento along with my octopus sausages :P Too cute, thanks so much ^_^

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    we dont have these tube doughs anymore in england so tried the betty crocker mixture recipie. Got it to a tube. Sort of made a turtle. Baked it.
    turned into a flat monster thing :( completly lost its shape. Maybe the tube doughs have something to stop them expanding or i made each segment too wide. the shape seemed right. just the width maybe.. will try again :)

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Hmm, I think they have yeast, but I'm not sure. You might want to try a rolled biscuit (American biscuit, though a cookie might work also) or scone-type recipe.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Love it! I won't forget this one either! I will be close to my kids in a few months and can really treat them! I am excited! Thanks for sharing!

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    The last time my daughter visited me here, we were driving on a main highway. She spotted a turtle crawling toward the traffic and had me turn around so she could rescue it. by the time we did that he was gone. I am sure he made it across OK though. I will post pictures! thanks again.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is amazing and so creative! Thanks for sharing.. I'm going to have to try these :-D

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