Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dinosaur Fossil Cookies

Here's a yummy alternative to yesterday's salt clay fossils. Instead of making up a couple of batches of salt clay, make up a batch of your favorite sugar cookie dough, and then follow the instruction below.

  1. Divide off 3/4 of the dough into plastic wrap, and leave it in the fridge to chill.

  2. Form 1/4 of the dough into smallish (less than 1 inch) dinosaur heads.

  3. Bake the dinosaur heads at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, until they are just starting to brown. Since they are small, they will bake quickly.

  4. While the cookies are cooling, melt 1/8 cup of chocolate chips. You can put them in the microwave for about 50 seconds, stirring halfway through.

  5. Add the melted to chocolate to the remaining dough, and mix thoroughly.

  6. Roll the chocolate dough into large (1 and 1/2 to 2 inch) balls, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes.

  7. While the cookies are still hot, press the dinosaur heads into them.

Unlike the real dinosaurs, when these guys disappear, there won't be any mystery.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

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