Saturday, March 20, 2010


Fossils - "the bones of the dinosaurs that they left when they fell in the mud".  That's Levi's definition.  Not bad for a 3 year old!   I found this idea on a blog and please forgive me, but I have no idea which blog right now.

First, you need to have your kids wash their plastic dinosaur toys. This is important in my home because some of my dinosaurs have been around for about 15 years!    I have to also add that a certain 18 year old helped with this project!  Some things you just never outgrow!

In a food processor, mix 1 stick of softened butter, 1 1/4 cup flour and 3 T.  sugar until it becomes "crumbly".  Then form it into a dough log.  I had to put mine in the refrigerator because it was a bit soft.   Then I cut slices - about 1/4 inch, and the boys (all three of them) pushed various dino parts into the dough.  It was a lot of fun.  I baked them at 325 for 15 minutes or so.   The blog site also suggested dipping the bottoms of the cookies into melted chocolate - a mud look!   

Easy fun for my dino lovers!


  1. Too cute! I will have to try it! It would be fun to "paint" the fossils with a light sugar glaze that had some color to it so they really show up after baking.