Could these dinosaur fossil cookies be any cuter?! This simple sugar cookie recipe gets a Jurassic Park update with a dinosaur toy foot stamped into each cookie.
At my Jurassic Park party, I served these cookies as part of my Dino Dig Cups, a dessert that pays homage to our favorite paleontologists, Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler. I partially “buried” these fossil cookies in classic dirt cups and served them with little culinary brushes to uncover each fossil.
UPDATE: Rose Table reader Monique made these cookies for her husband’s birthday and they came out perfectly! Thanks for sharing, Monique. LOVE that you served these with the cookie crumbs!
It should be noted that I took the test cookies to my parents’ house and an hour into my visit, my mom wanted to try a cookie only to discover that there was just one left. My dad, a true cookie monster, had eaten almost all of them!
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar on high. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix just until combined.
- Divide dough in half and flatten into disks. Wrap each disk with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a floured surface, roll portions of dough out to about 1/4″ thickness. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut out cookies, then use a dinosaur toy to “stamp” a fossil impression onto each round. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 7-9 minutes, let cool for one minute on the cookie sheet, then remove from sheet and cool completely.
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