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.
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.
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.
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!