I’ve got a thing for dinosaurs. I think they are fantastic. I’ve also got a thing for good sugar cookies. Thick, flaky, melt in your mouth sugar cookies are pretty fantastic, too.
So what happens when you put the two together? DINO COOKIES!! I got some Dino cookie cutters sometime during high school and they have been my favorite ever since. I mean, I love the baby whale and tiny elephant I have, too, but it’s kind tough to pass up a brontosaurus and a velociraptor. After you exude enough patience to let your dough chill for an hour, you can roll it out nice and thick and bake your ferocious cookies at 350 for about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them, because if they bake for one minute too long you’ll end up with a dry and crumbly cookie. For the frosting, just mix together powdered sugar and water, then add in your desired food coloring. The recipe is beyond simple (1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1tsp vanilla, 1/4 cup cream cheese, 1 egg, and 3 cups of flour). These are super fun to make with kids and can be adapted to any party theme or celebration! You should also tuck this recipe in your back pocket for Christmas time! Happy baking!