Dinosaur Cookies – Make your own dinosaurs

Dinosaur Cookies – Make your own dinosaurs, Lay The Table
Dinosaur Cookies – Make your own dinosaurs, Lay The Table

One of my grandsons spent the night last week and out of the blue, he asked me if I would make a dinosaur cookie like the one on his pajamas.  How could I say “no” to such a request:) I think his request for a specific cookie design was the first one I’ve received  from one of my munchkins (grandchildren).  Thank goodness this p.j. dinosaur was not technical, but rather a simple, whimsical design.

Dinosaur Cookies – Make your own dinosaurs, Lay The Table

To accomplish my cookie goal, I traced around the dino with a piece of white paper, cut it out and then transferred it to a piece of cardstock which I used as a template for cutting out the cookie dough.  It’s a big cookie (well, it is a dinosaur!), measuring 6-inches by 3.5-inches!  Because of its size (I wanted to reproduce the original as closely as I could), I opted to do the head only.

Dinosaur Cookies – Make your own dinosaurs, Lay The Table

I have the feeling that as soon as my grandson is given the cookie, his dinosaur will become extinct right away:)

To make your own dinosaurs:

  1. Mix up a batch of sugar cookie dough and royal icing.
  2. Make a template(with heavy paper) of your dinosaur, unless you are using a cookie cutter.
  3. Roll out cookie dough and place your template on the dough.
  4. Cut out the dinosaur(s) with a sharp, small knife and place on baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-18 minutes depending on the thickness and your oven.
  6. Let cookies cool.
  7. Divide royal icing up and add food coloring. I used  AmeriColor soft gel pastes: Electric Green, Electric Orange, and Super Black.
  8. Outline the dinosaur head in green with the #3 tip.
  9. Outline the scales(?) in orange.
  10. After about 20 minutes fill the dinosaur head in with the green icing and the scales with the orange.
  11. After the green has dried completely, add the black smile and nostrils.
  12. Add a small dab of royal icing to store-bought icing eyes and place them on the dinosaur. (I purchased the eyes from Coppergifts, but had to use a black food marker to make the pupils bigger.)
Have fun and make your own dinosaurs extinct!


Hi, I am Norbert Lacle former internacional chef and vice president of AB Universal LLC. I have found that cooking calms me down and relaxes me (at least mostly, sometimes it drives me crazy!) And that it even makes me happy and satisfied from time to time.

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