Learn how to make dinosaur fossil cookies with the kids! We love cute Dinosaur Activities for preschoolers! Today, we will teach you our delicious short bread recipe, perfect for Dinosaur Footprint Making. Yum! If you don’t want to make cookies, but still love this Dinosaur Fossil activity, why not try the same activity but with our super popular salt dough recipe?
Welcome back to yet another party themed activity for you – today is all about dinosaurs!! If you have a little boy or girl at home that adores dinosaurs or Jurassic Park, then you are likely to want to host a dinosaur party at some point. No party on the horizon, then how about making these super fun and easy Dinosaur Fossil cookies as part of a playdate? Or for the kids’ packed lunches? So fun!
As to your dinosaur party… these cookies would really add to your decor and activities. They are super easy to make and our kids had great fun joining in. You can either make them yourself ahead of the party OR why not make it a party of activity for all the kids to join in with? You will see how very easy it is to make these dinosaur cookies!
HOW TO MAKE DINOSAUR FOSSIL COOKIES
- 400g plain flour
- 200g butter (at room temperature) – please do not use salted butter, this is more likely to make your cookie spread in the oven!
- 200g caster sugar
- One egg
- Vanilla essence
- Some dinosaur toys
This recipe is great for these type of cookies, as it holds it shape!
Making your dinosaur footprint cookies
Be sure to keep an eye on those dinosaurs… you don’t want this to happen:
Oh well! It is PART of the learning process and kids really do love to handle eggs and love learning how to take care with them! So do let them have a go!
Ha… maybe it wasn’t a dinosaur… THAT was my 5yr old. To be honest, she did a great job of cracking the egg and MOST of it did go in the bowl. Yay to my 5yr old… but let’s begin.
Place your flour, sugar and butter into a bowl and mix together – rub the butter against the flour.
Then add your egg and some vanilla essence and form a smooth dough. If your dough is really crumbly and you can make it combine, do add some drops of milk. But not too much – else the dough will spread in the overn.
VERY IMPORTANT STEP: refrigerate your mixture for 20-30 minutes before the cookies go in the oven (especially if it’s a warm day)!
Remember to pre heat the oven to 180C.
Make rough “patties” from your dough and place onto the baking tray – this is a great activity for kids, as it is easy for them to manage these “rough earth like cookies”. Try to avoid handling the dough too much, so it doesn’t warm and “spread”.
Using your dinosaur’s feet, make the dinosaur footprints. Experiment with different dinosaurs. We also made some “single” prints for small cookies.
Make sure you make a nice deep print.
Then pop into the oven and bake for 10-15min – keep checking on them and remove once they’re a nice golden brown colour.
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