Shortbread T. rex Cookies


Back in June we celebrated a momentous occasion-the 21st birthday of Jurassic Park! Now, this may not be a big deal to you, but for any 90s kid, this movie marked the first time you were afraid of restaurant kitchens and the first time you looked at mosquitoes in a whole new light. To celebrate Jurassic Park’s big day, we had a full blown dino dinner party, complete with shortbread T. rex cookies and gluten-free asteroid cookies.  The gluten-free cookies were a bit of a disaster (although yummy) but the ferocious T. rex cookies turned out quite well, check them out!


  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 cups flour


1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Mix together butter, sugar and flour until completely mixed.

3. Grease 3 cookie sheets. Did you know Tyrannosaurus means “tyrant lizard”?

4. Roll out 1/3 of the dough on a very well floured surface until about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

5. Use your awesome T. rex shaped cookie cutter to make terrific dino-shaped cookies (I got mine at Safeway).

6. Gently place cookies on cookie sheet and bake about 5 minutes until golden at the edges. Every oven is different so your cookies may take a little more time, watch them like a hawk.

7. Let cookies cool completely before  you ice with awesome dino colors. Enjoy!

t rex trying to light candles

This man has a direct line to my funny bone. Check out all of T. rex’s fails brought to you by Hugh Murphy (



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