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Giant Dinosaur Cookies

 Giant Dinosaur Cookies
Decorated sugar cookies for dessert delighted the young dinosaur lovers at our party. I had a lot of fun frosting the shapes and decorating them with mini-chocolate chip "eyes" and colorful candy spots to give them character. —Robin Werner, Brush Prairie, Washington
12-24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Food coloring, optional
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Miniature or regular semisweet chocolate chips
  • Sliced gumdrops or small decorating candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix
  • well. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture, 1 cup
  • at a time, mixing well after each addition (dough will be very
  • stiff).
  • Divide into two balls; roll each ball directly on an ungreased baking
  • sheet to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut cookies with a dinosaur cookie
  • cutter, leaving at least 1 in. between cookies. Remove excess dough
  • and reroll scraps if desired.
  • Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes for small cookies and 10-12 minutes
  • for large cookies or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool
  • 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  • Add food coloring to frosting if desired. Frost cookies. Decorate

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Giant Dinosaur Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • with chocolate chips for eyes and candies for spots. Yield: About 2
  • dozen 4-inch cookies or 1 dozen 8-inch cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 243 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.