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Easy Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

Easy Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

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Easy Dinosaur Footprint Cookies are a super easy treat for your Dinosaur Birthday Party. These sugar cookies use refrigerated cookie dough to make things easy, and we have a neat trick to make the dinosaur footprints. Don’t pass up these quick Dinosaur Fossil Cookies.

Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

If you’re looking for an easy birthday party idea, this is the cookie recipe for you.

These cookies can be made in advance so that you have less to do when right before your party.

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Dinosaur Footprint Sugar Cookies

Key to Success #1 – Pre-Bake the Cookies

We’re using Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough to save time and effort to make these Dinosaur Footprint cookies.

You can use your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe if you would prefer.

The procedure for making the dinosaur footprints will be the same no matter what sugar cookie dough you use.

With the refrigerated cookie dough, you should follow the directions on the package to slice the sugar cookie dough if needed.

Place the cookie dough slices on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart to account for spreading.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes until they are puffy and very lightly browned.

Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

Key to Success #2 – Press In the Dino Footprints and Finish Baking

After the cookies have been pre-baked, remove them from the oven and press the feet of a plastic toy dinosaur into the top of each cookie to leave the footprints.

You’ll want to look for a dinosaur that is about 7 inches tall to get the right size of feet to fit on the sugar cookies.

I suggest using a two-legged dinosaur like a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

But the main thing is to make sure the feet look like a typical dinosaur’s footprint.

And one final tip – make sure the dinosaur toy is cleaned with soap and water before you use it to make footprints in your cookies.

Finally, place the cookies back into the oven for 2-4 minutes until the cookies fully cook and become light brown.

Dinosaur Fossil Cookies

Key to Success #3 – Serve on a Wood Platter

To carry through the Dinosaur theme, place your Dinosaur Footprint Sugar Cookies onto a wood platter or tray.

I used a round wood platter that had the bark around it to make it look very natural just like the dinosaurs walked right across it and the cookies too.

If you have room, you can even place the plastic toy dinosaur onto the serving tray or even let him stand on a cookie in the center of the platter.

Overall, these Dinosaur Footprint Cookies are an easy recipe that adds an additional treat for your Dinosaur Party or your 3-Rex party.

Dinosaur Footprints Sugar Cookie recipe

Save this Dinosaur Footprint Sugar Cookies recipe to your favorite Dinosaur Party board or your Kids Birthday board.

Dinosaur Footprint Cookies
Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

Easy Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Easy Dinosaur Footprint Cookies are a super easy treat for your Dinosaur Birthday Party. These sugar cookies use refrigerated cookie dough to make things easy, and we have a neat trick to make the dinosaur footprints. Don't pass up these quick Dinosaur Fossil Cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (16 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough

To Make the Dinosaur Footprints

  • 1 plastic dinosaur approx. 7 inches tall

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut sugar cookie dough into half-inch slices.
  3. Place cookie dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 10 minutes. Remove cookies from the oven and press feet of plastic dinosaur toy into the top of each cookie.
  5. Place cookies back into the oven for 2-4 minutes until they are light golden brown.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool for 2 minutes before removing them to a sheet of waxed paper to cool.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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