Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

I had a lot of fun making these Dinosaur Footprint Cookies yesterday. They are sooooo easy and so adorable. I used my go-to sugar cookie recipe but you could easily use a store bought sugar cookie dough to make these even easier.
Jo and I couldn't help but make up our own dinosaur play and act it out while making the cookies. 
There was a lot of, " Raaaaar, I'm a scary dinosaur!" going on.....mainly because we are still 5 years old at heart  and playing dinosaurs is fun. 
We were inspired by a photo on Pinterest (HERE) 
This would be a great addition to a dinosaur themed birthday party. 

Dinosaur Footprint Cookies
AKA: Sue's Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cup butter, room temp
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

Line cookie tray with parchment paper.
Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Blend in egg and vanilla.
Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually beat flour mixture into the butter mixture.
Pinch off golf ball sized balls of dough and place on cookie sheet. 
Chill in fridge for at least an hour.
Remove from fridge when you are ready to bake. Let them sit on the counter while you preheat the oven to 350. (You want them to warm up a little bit so you can press the footprint into the cookie without it breaking.) Flatten the balls slightly with the palm of your hand. 
Press the foot of a toy dinosaur (that has been well cleaned) into the center of each cookie ball. 
Bake at 350 for 8 - 10 minutes, until bottom of cookie is lightly browned. 
Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove the cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely. 

Dinosaur photobomb.
So much fun, right?
A quick note - if you find your cookies are cracking then they may be too cold when you press the footprint in. Warm them a bit in your hand before pressing the toy in and it should work better. 

Stop by these great blogs for tons of fun, crafty, and tasty links! - Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons, My Turn (for us), Morsels of Life, Horrific Knits, Hun...What's For Dinner


  1. what a super, fun, creative idea! I love this!! Found this on five Friday finds link party! :-)

  2. Totally pinning and sharing!!

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends!!

    You guys are so fun!!

  3. These cookies are so fun and cute! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.