How to Make Cute and Easy Dinosaur Footprint Cookies with Kids

Do your kids love a dinosaur theme in your home, homeschool or preschool?

These cute Dinosaur Footprint Cookies are easy to make with your kids, and they taste great too.

Are you looking for a fun cookie idea that will have everyone loving baking in the kitchen together?

Instead of worrying about a tricky cookie recipe that takes a lot of time, this simple cookie recipe is one you're going to love!

I'm always looking for cookie recipes to make with the kids, add in dinosaurs too and it doesn't get any better!

Easy recipes are definitely my favourite because sometimes the easiest recipes are the best.

If you're ready for a tasty cookie recipe that your kids can make with only minimal help from you, these dinosaur footprint cookies are going to be just what you need.

They are perfect if you are learning about dinosaurs in your homeschool or with your preschoolers.

And since they just take a handful of ingredients to make, they are easy and inexpensive too.

We've made these cookies so many times over the year and I know that there's no way this is going to become an "extinct" recipe in our kitchen!

Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

The fun part about making this tasty treat is that it can easily be combined with a learning activity or two. 

The more ways that we can combine activities in our house to work on all our senses, the better.

Whip up these fun cookies if you homeschool when you're talking about fossils or how the dinosaurs once roamed the Earth.

The children will love learning about these prehistoric giants and then be able to create their own cookies to enjoy as well.

Who doesn't love ending a lesson plan with a warm, tasty treat?!

Make the cookies together, then secretly add the dino footprints before the kids eat them.

Or you could whip up a batch when the kids are asleep then exclaim when you find that dinosaurs have stomped through your cookie jar!

How to Make Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

The next time that you're geared up and ready to bake, add in some fun with these dino cookies.

Once you realize how simple and fun they are to make, you just might have a lot more footprint cookies in your house from here on out!

The kids are certain to "roar" with excitement over this fun cookie recipe!

Dinosaur Footprint Cookie Recipe


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Parchment paper
  • Dinosaur figurines (clean well with dish soap and water)
  • Cooling rack


1. Preheat your oven to 325°F / 165°C / 150°C fan.

2. Put the sugar, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and egg in a medium sized bowl.

3. Mix until well combined. You will have a smooth, slightly sticky dough.

4. Roll the dough into approximately a dozen evenly sized balls and place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

5. Flatten each ball slightly then bake for 10-12 minutes.

6. Remove from the oven when the cookies are turning golden at the edges.

7. While the cookies are still soft, use the dinosaurs to make footprint imprints in the cookies.

7. Place the cookies on a cooling rack and enjoy when cooled!

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