Easy Pteranodon Cookies

Simple Pteranodon Cookie

When I was a kid, flying dinosaurs were called pterodactyls. But 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 … [Read more...]

Triceratops Face Cookies

Triceratops Cookie

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm kind of on a dinosaur kick.  My dinosaur-obsessed son has been requesting this theme for years, so I'm always in search of fresh, fun ideas. This triceratops face cookie is one of my older designs, but it's definitely one of my favorites. To decorate these cookies you will need: Light yellow piping and 20-second icing Dark yellow piping and 20-second icing White piping icing Black piping … [Read more...]

Baby Triceratops Cookies

Baby Dinosaur Cookie

I have a whole bin full of dinosaur cookie cutters but not one that I absolutely love.  So, when it came time to make triceratops cookies, I had to get a little creative. I've never used this cutter for comets or shooting stars, but I LOVE it as a triceratops. This cutter is included in the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutter Set, but if you don't already own it, you can pick one up here. To make these cookies you will need: Egg yolk yellow … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Foot Cookies

Dinosaur Track Cookies

Once a year I try to make cookies for my dinosaur-obsessed little boy.  I love the challenge of coming up with ideas that are the perfect combination of sweet and scary.  These dinosaur feet cookies capture the best of both worlds. To make dinosaur feet cookies, use a heart cutter to trim a flip flop as pictured below. To decorate these cookies you will need: Light green piping and flood icing Dark green piping icing … [Read more...]

Baby Dinosaur Cookies

Baby Dinosaur Cookies

Today was a big day in our house.  My baby boy turned six!  Isn't he precious?  I may be a little biased... Most of the time the cookies around my house are off limits, but on birthdays my kiddos run the show.  My little paleontologist picked dinosaur cookies, of course! Problem is, I'm not really fond of my "real" dinosaur cutters.  They are complicated and a little hard to figure out.  So, I came up with alternative designs using … [Read more...]

A Quest: Chocolate Roll-Out Cookies, Part 2


The moment I laid eyes Lila Loa's chocolate cookie recipe, I knew I had to try it.  With a name like, "The End-All for Chocolate Cookie Recipe", it's gotta be good, right? Turns out, she was telling the truth. This cookie recipe is GOOD.  In fact, if I had tried it first, there may not have even been a list...but as much as it pains me, I have committed to trying at least four chocolate cookie recipes, so I will keep my word, even if it kills … [Read more...]

More GRRRRR-eat Valentine’s Ideas!

This idea belongs to my middle child.  Caleb is such a funny kid.  He like dinosaurs a LOT.  He might even be a little obsessed with them.  So, it wasn't any surprise that he picked dinosaur cookies for his Valentine's Day idea.For the first set, I went with the old faithfuls, dinosaurs as hearts.  These are always a hit.  I can't take credit for this idea, I think it was a Wilton thing once upon a … [Read more...]

Elijah’s Dinosaur Platter

My son is OBSESSED with dinosaurs. I wish I could post his roar with this photo! We had SO much fun making these, especially with the in-house dinosaur expert on hand to keep me in line! His only complaint...T-Rex DOES NOT SMILE, followed by a growl. Goodness, I love that boy! … [Read more...]