Product Review: 3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters


I ordered a set of 3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters from ThinkGeek last summer, in anticipation of an outdoor screening of the film Planet of the Dinosaurs that I attended with friends.

triceratops cookie recipe

I used the gluten-free Sugar Cookie recipe from Erin McKenna’s Babycakes Covers the Classics. The recipe is a good one—the cookies are perfectly chewy and extra delicious with a hint of lemon extract—and, even though the recipe wasn’t created with 3D dinosaur cookie cutters in mind, they actually worked pretty well. They were a hit at the movie screening.

I recently tried to re-create the magic. You can see that the dough looked pretty good going into the oven. And it even looked good on the way out.

broken dino cookies

This time, though, I had more trouble assembling the cookies. They crumbled when I tried to attach the legs. I think the cookies were a little too thick. A crisper, thinner cookie—perhaps gingerbread—would have worked better.

broken dino cookies

Even though they didn’t hold their dino shape very well, they still went extinct in my mouth!

Bottom line: The 3D dinosaur cookie cutters are a bit of a gamble, but if you can find a good recipe for a credit card thin cookie, you’ll be a hit at your next dinosaur-themed event!

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  1. hilary

    Seems like a natural that the producer of the cookie molds would include recipes for traditional and GF cookies thin enough and strong enough to work beautifully w/ these clever cutters. Do they?


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