The most fun you can have in your kitchen, I swear! I found this fantastic idea on homemade mamas and knew that we were going to have try it out. The best part was that Zoey got to help out with pretty much every step.
First you gather up some of your favorite dinosaurs and wash them up so they're good and clean. Zoey loved this part I think the most! She wanted to wash up more toys after the dinosaurs were clean!
Then set the dinosaurs aside to dry.
Sift together 1 1/4 C flour and 3 Tablespoons sugar and then mix in 1/2 C butter. Dough will be crumbly but work it until it's solid kneading some on the counter if needed.
Roll dough into 2 inch rolls and slice dough in 1/2 inch slices. Place cookie rounds on un-greased cookie sheet.
Make your dinosaur impressions using the feet, or body parts of your dinos!
It's okay if they look a little crumbly!
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until the bottoms are slightly browned!
This recipe made up about 16 fossils (I mean cookies!).
Note - I followed the recipe that was on Homemade Mamas and in the future I think I'll use this one from Betty Crocker just because it's a bit sweeter and dipping the bottoms in chocolate would be fun too!
Also, here is a fun website that talks about fossils and is geared more towards kids: Fossils for Kids