Simple Dinosaur Cookies

A few months ago I was asked to make dinosaur cookies. Not cute colorful dinosaur cookies. Skeleton dinosaur cookies. I looked for cookie cutters that had the skeleton imprints that you push into the cookies because honestly, I didn’t know where to begin. I found a set of cutters on Amazon but I didn’t want to pay over $10 for a set of cutters I would only use once or twice. I already own a lot of dinosaur cookie cutters so why did I need to buy more? Then, I looked at dinosaur skeletons and they didn’t look difficult once you really look at them. If I can do it, you can make these simple dinosaur cookies without a pattern.
Simple Dinosaur Cookies -Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing via www.thebearfootbaker.comLet me show you how simple they are to make. I promise you can do it without a pattern.

Supplies for Simple Dinosaur Cookies:

Brown 15 Second Icing – in a decorating bag fitted with a #2 decorating tip
White 15 Second Icing- in a decorating bag fitted with a #2 decorating tip
Brown Sprinkles
Dinosaur Cookie Cutters
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

If you want to buy the imprint cookie cutters, you can find them here but I promise you can make them with the dinosaur cutters you already have.

Simple Dinosaur Cookies -Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing www.thebearfootbaker.comLook at the T-Rex. It isn’t difficult if you take one bone at a time and follow the cookie cutter. Also, you don’t have to worry about the icing bleeding because if it does bleed it will make the bones look aged like they have been in the dirt for a really long time.

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Simple Dinosaur Cookies -Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing with www.thebearfootbaker.comOkay, let me show you how simple these guys are to make.

  • Outline and flood all the cookies with the brown 15 second icing and sprinkle them with sanding sugar while the icing is wet.
  • Let them dry for about 20 minutes before adding the bones.
  • Start with the skull and follow the top of the cookie cutter and outline a head with an open mouth. Just take a deep breath and go for it!
  • Then, make a circle for the eye, and the nose and one little one in between them.
  • Next, flood the head and use a toothpick or BooBoo Stick to pull the icing away from the skull to make a few teeth.

Now for the body:

  • See the little hump on the back? Go a little farther down the back and make a rectangle shape.
  • Now add the leg bones one at a time. The first one looks like the letter “I” and you can follow the picture for the other leg bones and toes.
  • Now make a bone for the arm and give him three fingers.
  • Next, make a line down the tummy.

Now for the Spine:

  • Pipe a line down the back and then pipe smaller lines across it to make the spine.
  • Guess what? You just made a t-rex skeleton cookie. Congrats!

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The Pterodactyl is really simple to make.

  • Outline and flood the pterodactyl with the brown icing and add sprinkles while the icing is wet.
  • Let it dry for about 20 minutes.
  • Next, pipe the head with the white icing leaving a hole for the eye.
  • Then, add cute little leg bones and a letter “I” at tip of each wing.
  • Add a few more letter “I’s” and a spine. I forgot to take a picture of the spine but you can look at the top or bottom picture.

Simple Dinosaur Cookies -Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing via thebearfootbaker.comThis guy is mostly a big spine with a skull and a few leg bones. If you follow the shape of the cutter it will become a skeleton right before your eyes.

Simple Dinosaur Cookies -Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing by www.thebearfootbaker.comThe triceratops cookie is a big head with a spine and legs. It is so easy I am not going to break it down. Once you make the skull, follow the shape of the cutter to make the spine and he will look awesome in no time. Easy peasy!

Simple Dinosaur Cookies -Sugar Cookies that are Decorated with Royal Icing www.thebearfootbaker.comI don’t know why these cookies looked so intimidating because they were actually very simple and fun. I learned a lesson while making these cookies. I learned to stop being intimidated and just take one step at a time and you can make and do anything you want. I think that works for life as well as cookies.

Bear hugs,

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Lisa