Have you every painted your cookies before? Well, try it out, it’s fearsome fun! This is a fabulous recipe for painted dino cookies that Mom used to bake with us when we were children. I copied the recipe right from her old typewriter ‘practice’ sheet. It’s such a fun activity for everyone!
You will need these ingredients for your painted dino cookies:
- ¾ C Margarine
- 1 C Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1tsp Vanilla
- 2 ½ C Flour
- 1tsp Baking powder
- 1tsp Salt
How to make your painted dino cookies:
1) Blend the sugar and margarine together
2) Add eggs, vanilla and dry ingredients
3) Mix well together
4) Put the dough in the fridge to chill for at least an hour
5) Roll and cut into shapes
6) Paint cookies now, if desired
7) Bake at 350-400F (180-200C)
How to Make Your Cookie Paint
1) Get some evaporated milk, or mix 1 egg yolk with ¼ tsp of water
2) Place a small amount into small cups
3) Add food colouring to each cup and mix well
4) Paint on unbaked cookies with fresh Q-tips.
Tristan loved painting the cookies, he thought it was such a novelty! And that wasn’t all…he brought out the icing tubes and used them as glue to stick some cake decorations onto the dinos to make them more fierce. We used some 3D cookie cutters my sister sent us. All we had to do was slot the legs into the body for the creatures to stand up.
Didn’t this one turn out great? Very ferocious! We devoured these cookies during a picnic while visiting a dinosaur exhibit at a nearby museum. It was a great way to top off the day!
Do your children enjoy decorating cookies? Click here to see our decorated digestives. Yesterday we had fun digging for dinos, come join the fun! Visit our dinosaur page for all of our ideas in one place.
What is your favourite dinosaur activity?