Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dinosaur Cookies

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.
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.
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:
Mix up a batch of sugar cookie dough and royal icing.
Make a template(with heavy paper) of your dinosaur, unless you are using a cookie cutter.
Roll out cookie dough and place your template on the dough.
Cut out the dinosaur(s) with a sharp, small knife and place on baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-18 minutes depending on the thickness and your oven.
Let cookies cool.
Divide royal icing up and add food coloring. I used  AmeriColor soft gel pastes: Electric Green, Electric Orange, and Super Black.
Outline the dinosaur head in green with the #3 tip.
Outline the scales(?) in orange.
After about 20 minutes fill the dinosaur head in with the green icing and the scales with the orange.
After the green has dried completely, add the black smile and nostrils.
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!

Linked to:
I'm Lovin' it Party
Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party
Weekend Warrior Projects  
Back for Seconds Social

34 comments:

  1. Eeeeeeek these are SOOOOOO adorable Sue!!

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  2. What a great idea!! the dino is very cute and I love the electric green color.

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  3. You are so clever!! Just bought my copy of Ladies Home Journal!! XO

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  4. A must make for my grandson!!

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  5. Sue these are so fun! You are so clever!

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  6. So cute!! and if you turn that dinosaur head upside down it makes the perfect head for golf club too!

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  7. These dinos are adorable. Your grandson must have been absolutely thrilled with them.

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  8. Very cute and I love getting inspiration from kid's clothes, toys, etc. And of course, a special request from a little one makes it all the more fun! :)

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  9. oh, my gosh! you're so talented. those are awesome!

    would you link this adorableness up to my link party? I think my readers would be very impressed! http://www.happyhomeblog.com/weekend-warrior/weekend-warrior-2/

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  10. Such cute cookies :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. What a fun Grandma! Cute, cute dino!

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  12. Your cookies are always so fun and cheerful! :)

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  13. This is so fun! I've never thought about goiny beyond cookie cutter shapes with sugar cookies. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie

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  14. GENIALES, me encantan. El dinosaurio es muy gracioso!! besos

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  15. You're such a sweet grandmother and so talented! My lil guy would've loved these cookies too! super fun:)

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  16. Hi Sue ;)) you are my "Cookies Queen"!
    Very nice
    Happy Summer
    Sonia

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  17. What darling cookies! You reproduced the dinosaur perfectly. Your munchkin mush have been thrilled.

    By the way, I wanted to let you know that I'm keeping your son in my thoughts and prayers, and hoping he's okay.

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    1. Thanks so much, Beth! Thankfully he hasn't had another episode, but is still undergoing tests. He just finished a 24-hour EKG yesterday. Thanks for asking:)

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  18. As soon as I saw these on Facebook, I saw that I hoped you would show us how you did them. They are so adorable! I bet your grandson was so excited to see the finished product! What a super cool grandma you are Sue!

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  19. pretty sweet...what an awesome grandma you are!!!! They are so whimsy, I agree!!!

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  20. These are just adorable Sue!! I love how anything inspires you cookie girls!!

    Thanks for linking up this week! I've featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2012/12-creative-ideas/
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  21. These are so incredibly cute, Sue. What a great grandma you are to make this on request. They look perfectly like the cute dinosaurs on his PJs too.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  22. Sue, these are gorgeous! Your royal icing work is absolutely perfect! :D

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  23. You are the best Gramma EVER!!!! Your cookies are wonderful!

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  24. What a darling dinosaur and a darling request. I know I can't say no to my adorable grandkids either. I am sure this is just the beginning of the requests from the munchkins grandma!

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  25. There is no possible way on Earth one could look at that and not smile. You are such a wonderful grandma. Our girls haven't spent the night at grandma's yet, but I am looking forward to the night when grandma is ready for them!

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  26. What a cute cookie to make! I think it's so adorable that your munchkin would have such a specific request. :) I'm so bad in decorating...I honestly won't know what to do if my kids have a similar request! I bet you are the munchkins' favorite granny! :)

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  27. omgggg!!!! this is cute beyond words!!!! you replicated the dino design flawlessly.
    that's it! you are the best grandma ever! :P

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  28. wow So adorable! I bet all your grand kids love you dearly!

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