Dinosaurs and Cookies

Dinosaurs and Cookies

How do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague.

Our book topic for this month’s book craft was “How Do Dinosaurs…” I’d never read this series before but it sounded like fun.

I went a little overboard and check out maybe a dozen from the library – and there’s still more! The kids didn’t mind because these books are super cute, and fun to read. They all have a fun rhyme and my 3yr old loves dinosaurs so he was very excited to have all sorts of dinosaur books to read.

With the cold snap last week, baking cookies together was a great project. We made chocolate cookies with multi-colored dinosaur eggs (mini m&m’s). So much fun, and so tasty!

Along we way we got to talk about how dinosaurs help in the kitchen – they don’t throw the m&m’s btw. And how dinosaurs are very polite when they eat their cookies.

How do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies is a super cute board book with “scratch & sniff” cookies throughout. Lots of fun to read together over and over.


Dinosaur Egg Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 package mini m&ms – or other chocolate chips of your choice

  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. With an electric mixer, blend together butter, sugars, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, until well blended.
  4. Stir in mini m&ms
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool about 5 minutes then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Makes 5 to 6 dozen cookies


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(17) Comments

  • Stephanie Jeannot
    01 Apr 2017

    Super cute idea for a children’s book. Thru always seem like the biggest dinosaur fans. They’d love this book I think.

  • Claudia Krusch
    31 Mar 2017

    These cookies look so delicious and the book looks cute. I will have to pick up a copy and the ingredients I need for this weekend.

  • Keikilani
    31 Mar 2017

    My boys would love both the book and the cookie! Love that they tie in together

  • Milena
    31 Mar 2017

    I love activities that tie in with books. I did this quite a bit when my boys were young.

  • Carol Bryant
    31 Mar 2017

    What an adorable book. Is it wrong that I am in my 40s and want to eat those cookies, too? So much fun and dinosaurs are the best.

  • Alicia Owen
    31 Mar 2017

    How fun! My daughter loves dinosaurs and baking…And m & m’s for that matter. This would be perfect! Might have to check this one out from the library. 🙂

  • Lois Alter Mark
    31 Mar 2017

    It’s so much fun when you can really make a book come to life like this! The cookies and the book both look great!

  • Andrea
    31 Mar 2017

    what a cute looking book and I love the dinosaur cookies you made to go with it. My kids would love this!

  • Rebecca Bryant
    30 Mar 2017

    Oh wow i remember this book. I read it to my son when he was little. i love it.

  • Kristin Cheuvront
    30 Mar 2017

    My kids love the How Do Dinosaurs… series! Those books are so fun to read.

  • Catherine Sargent
    30 Mar 2017

    This looks like a cute book. I will have to get this for my nephew and make him some cookies.

  • Debra
    30 Mar 2017

    My son LOVED the How Do Dinosaurs series, they were fun books. And now they’re tasty with these delish cookies to make!

  • Heather Lawrence
    30 Mar 2017

    Oh this is too much fun!
    I love it when you can plan an activity and there are so many different elements to it that it’s super fun!

  • Ashley S
    30 Mar 2017

    My son loves that book! What a great idea. I may have to do some of these activities with my son.

  • Lisa/Syncopated Mama
    27 Mar 2017

    I didn’t even know scratch & sniff books were made anymore! I love this idea with the cookies – well done!

  • Hil
    25 Mar 2017

    What a fun book. I haven’t read that one yet, I want to get it now. I love baking with my kids and they would adore this one.

    Thanks so much for joining us at the #monthlycraftingbookclub this month!!

    • admin
      27 Mar 2017

      We’ve read this book so many times! And it’s great for teaching kids to be polite when making and eating cookies 🙂

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