Dinosaur Fossil Cookies

The most fun you can have in your kitchen, I swear! I found this fantastic idea on homemade mamas and knew that we were going to have try it out. The best part was that Zoey got to help out with pretty much every step.

First you gather up some of your favorite dinosaurs and wash them up so they're good and clean. Zoey loved this part I think the most! She wanted to wash up more toys after the dinosaurs were clean!

dinosaur fossill cookies

Then set the dinosaurs aside to dry.

dinosaur fossill cookies

Sift together 1 1/4 C flour and 3 Tablespoons sugar and then mix in 1/2 C butter. Dough will be crumbly but work it until it's solid kneading some on the counter if needed.

dinosaur fossill cookies

Roll dough into 2 inch rolls and slice dough in 1/2 inch slices. Place cookie rounds on un-greased cookie sheet.

dinosaur fossill cookies

Make your dinosaur impressions using the feet, or body parts of your dinos!

dinosaur fossill cookies

It's okay if they look a little crumbly!

dinosaur fossill cookies

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until the bottoms are slightly browned!

dinosaur fossill cookies

This recipe made up about 16 fossils (I mean cookies!).

Note - I followed the recipe that was on Homemade Mamas and in the future I think I'll use this one from Betty Crocker just because it's a bit sweeter and dipping the bottoms in chocolate would be fun too!

Also, here is a fun website that talks about fossils and is geared more towards kids: Fossils for Kids
Tracy said...

Those look like so much fun to make. What a cool idea.

Lisa Dorsey said...

What an cute idea Jen! That layout in the post below is adorable too!

Diana Waite said...

super cute idea!

Marianna said...

So flipping cool! Love these!!! great idea...

Off to find something around the house I can wash and use to make some cool looking cookies :o) Thanks for sharing!


Marcie said...

What an adorable idea, my daughter would love this!

John Tossot said...

good idea! if you want real fossil i found on fossils for kids

Bryan and Kim said...

I did something similar but stamped the cookies after coming out of the oven. This way the prints are super crisp. Then I used a paintbrush and added some cinnamon to the footbrints. Just another way to do them:)