Dinosaurs are still the coolest thing in the world to my 2.5 year old. In fact, he still plays with the dinosaur tracks play dough activity I made him a few months ago almost daily. I used that same concept for these dino footprint cookies and they were a hit! Logan loved being able to help mom in the kitchen and bake his very first batch of peanut butter cookies. The dinosaur footprint faded a bit when cooked, but you could still vaguely see them and my tot still loved them!
Activity: Dinosaur Footprint Peanut Butter Cookies
(learning objective: fine motor skills, counting, language development & more)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Butter
Miniature Dinosaur Toys
Allow your child to help measure and pour ingredients (all but the miniature dinosaur toys) into a large mixing bowl. Beat mixture until smooth. Cover bowl or place mixture into a large plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten balls with the bottom of a floured glass cup. Allow your child to make dinosaur footprint on the cookies with miniature dino toys. Bake in the oven for 9 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy!
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