When I was a kid flying dinosaurs were called pterodactyls. Then recently, my son informed me that they’re actually pteranodons. We couldn’t agree, so, I looked it up.
Turns out, we were both right. Pterodactylus, shortened to pterodactyl, was a broad name for all flying dinosaurs until scientists figured out that there was more than one type.
Pteranodons are way bigger than pterodactyls and not technically dinosaurs. They kind of look alike, but they’re not the same thing.
In any case, I’ll probably always call them pterodactyls and these cookies could pass for either.
So, now that I’ve told you more than you ever wanted to know about large, scary, prehistoric flying creatures, here’s how to make easy pterano-dactyl cookies.
I’ve never had much luck with the flying pterodactyl cookies so I came up with a simpler alternative featuring another cutter from my collection. I’ve yet to use it for birds, but it makes an awesome pterodactyl. If you don’t have this cutter, you can find it here.
- Orange piping and flood icing
- Black sugar pearls or piping icing
Begin by outlining and filling the cookie as pictured below. If you’re using sugar pearls, immediately drop in an eye. If not, let the cookie dry.
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