Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

When I recently saw some fun dinosaur footprint cookies on Pinterest, I thought it would be an easy baking project for the boys and me to do together.

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Usually I like to make cookies from scratch because...well, because they just taste better. But we made these cookies two days after Casey and I returned from Paris and I just didn't have the energy to go that route this time. So, we made peanut butter cookies from a mix. So, here are the beautiful cookies fresh out of the oven.

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We waited maybe 4-5 minutes just for the cookies to set a little bit before we went to step 2 of the process. That was the longest 4-5 minutes, let me tell you. Those two were ready to make footprints!

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Step 2, of course, was using our toy dinosaur feet to make "footprints" in the freshly baked cookies. They were still soft after a few minutes out of the oven. And you'll notice that I put kitchen towels over the edges of the baking sheet so the boys would be protected. I could have used a spatula to transfer the cookies to another surface before we printed them, but they were still too soft to move.

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Both boys were so amazed at the results. I think they were a little surprised it actually worked. It's cute how excited they get over little things like this. That's why I love doing things like this.

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Getting a little silly with the dinosaur (and wearing the "thank you" sticker from the grocery store)...

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And that is all there is to making dinosaur footprint cookies. Quick and easy, fun and delicious. My kind of project!

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1 comment:

Emily Chaffin said...

This is so cute!!! Genius!!! Pinning this.