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How to make a John Deere tractor biscuit

If you are throwing a John Deere tractor-themed party, then try making your own tractor biscuits. You do not need a biscuit cutter to design your own John Deere biscuits. Making the basic tractor shape with a pizza cutter will allow you to make these themed biscuits. The biscuits will require decorating with the John Deere colours: green and yellow. By using your imagination, you can create tractor biscuits that will impress your guests.

Place the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer until the ingredients are well blended. This will take about 3 minutes.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Reduce the mixer speed, and gradually add the flour. Stop mixing the ingredients once a soft biscuit dough forms.

Refrigerate the biscuit dough for 2 hours.

Lay the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin the roll the dough out to a thickness of 6 mm (1/4 inch).

Use a pizza cutter to make a tractor shape. For a basic tractor shape, create a tall rectangle lying horizontally with a short rectangle attached to it vertically (on its left side). This will look like an elongated "L" reversed and laying on its side.

Place each tractor shape on a baking tray. Bake the biscuits at 190 degrees C (375 degrees F) for 12 minutes.

Allow the biscuits to cool completely.

Spread green icing on all the biscuits. Place the yellow icing in a piping bag, and use a small circle tip. Outline the biscuits with yellow icing. These are the two famous colours associated with John Deere tractors.

Place a mini Oreo on the bottom left side of the cookie. The green icing will allow the Oreo to stick to your cookie.

Use the yellow icing to make a small circle in the middle of the Oreo. Add a dot of white icing to the centre of the yellow circle. This completes the large wheel on the tractor.

Add a brown M&M to the opposite end of the Oreo biscuit. Place a dot of yellow icing in the centre of the brown M&M.

Allow the icing to set. Place the biscuits on a plate. Wrap foil around them to prevent the icing from crusting.

Tip

Write "John Deere" across the tractor biscuits with yellow icing in a piping bag. Use a deer biscuit cutter, and apply green and yellow icing to represent the John Deere logo.

Things You'll Need

  • 226 g (1 cup) butter
  • 150 g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 165 g (3/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 320 g (2 1/2 cupsO) all-purpose flour
  • Rolling pin
  • Pizza cutter
  • Baking tray
  • Green icing
  • Spatula
  • Yellow icing
  • Piping bag
  • Circle tip
  • Mini Oreos
  • White icing
  • Brown M&Ms
  • Plate
  • Aluminium foil
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About the Author

Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.