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How to Decorate FIVE Dinosaur Cookies

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Name one thing more fun than a cookie sheet FULL of colorful Dino cookies? And the thing that I really love about Dino cookies is that they are fun and easy to make. Really, a simple design goes a long way with dinos!

This tutorial includes a step-by-step look at FIVE dinosaur cookies. This isn't the first time I've made dino cookies, see bonus inspiration and color palettes below!

Cookie Yield

For a single batch of dough, you can make about 20-24 of these cookies (4-5 of each). I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.  

Prepping the Royal Icing

ICING PREP 

I love the color palette from this set. It is full of lovely PASTEL colors and a few bold colors that stand out. When it comes to pastels, just a drop will do ya! Don't overcolor your icing. Avoid adding color directly to the bowl of icing. Place a drop on your spatula and mix into icing. Check out the icing guide below for tips on making the right colors and an estimate of how much of each color you'll need.

For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).

ICING GUIDE

The Dino cookie set has 7 gels/9 icing colors (caramel is a mixed color and brown is both light and dark). 

ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE 

Here is what I suggest making for a single batch.

Pastel Navy - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Navy - 1 oz (pipe only)
Pastel Teal - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Teal - 1 oz (pipe and flood)
Leaf Green - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Tulip Red - 4 oz (pipe only)
Sunset Orange - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Bright White - 1 oz (pipe only)
Black Diamond - 1 oz (flood only)

These amounts are ESTIMATES. When it comes to how much icing to make, l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.

ROYAL ICING RECIPE

For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.

Project Timeline

Plan ahead to enjoy the most success with your cookie project! I break up the decorating process. It works better with my life to do a little each day. Here is the schedule for this cookie project and estimated times on how long each phase takes.

DAY 1 

Mix Dough (30 mins), Chill Dough (2 hours inactive time), Roll and Bake (1 hour), Mix Royal Icing and Prep Icing Colors - it is helpful to make the colors the day before you decorate because the color will deepen overnight. (1 hour). 

DAY 2 

Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies). Piping details and stenciling (2 hours). The details take a little extra time due to drying the apple layers in the bushel and the cart.

**ALLOW COOKIES TO FULLY DRY 18-24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING. STORE IN A COOL OVEN OVER NIGHT.** 

DAY 3

For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.   

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Pick up the Kit! It's got the essential cutters and stencils and a few bonus tools!

Common Tools Needed Not Included in the Kit: 

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I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies! Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!

Happy Decorating!

Anne

P.S. Looking for more dino inspiration? Here are a few cute projects from the past: 

Love this dino foot design!

A cute set for a little girls birthday!

Dinos are perfect Valentine's cookies!!