Sometimes I get the coolest vintage cookie cutters around the same time I’m introduced to T-Rex. So this totally turned into the perfect time to transform dinosaur cookie cutters into song references, ya know? Talk bubbles, dinosaurs, and flowers. No big deal. I should’ve been listening to T-Rex sooner, but ya know, we can’t live life by what we should’ve done. Like yesterday I took two of the wrong trains to get back to my friends’ house. (I’m visiting San Francisco!) I should’ve taken the right train, ya know? BUT if I wouldn’t have taken two wrong trains then there’s no way that I would’ve gotten off the train and been at the intersection at the exact time a Shiba Inu was being walked. I feel pretty lucky about it.
So just know that these cookies don’t even need frosting. They are cool with chocolate letters and stuff, but they don’t need anything. They’re soft and dreamy.
Honestly, the more I think about it, these could be the perfect ice cream sandwich cookie. Maybe with a super dark chocolate? Maybe with cinnamon or coffee ice cream? But mostly, they are tasty, and spiced like a dream. So bake them up on a night you feel overwhelmed. Listen to music while you preheat the oven and cut out cookies and bake them because the truth is, you probably have all the ingredients to make these right this second.
Cinnamon Spice T-rex Cookies (makes about 2 dozen)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t ground cinnamon*
- 1/4 t nutmeg
- 1/8 t ground ginger
- 1/8 t allspice
- pinch of cloves
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1 t vanilla extract
*Feel free to use more cinnamon and less other spices. Follow your heart.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a medium bowl. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer) beat the sugar, brown sugar and butter together until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Blend in the egg and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, mix in the dry ingredients until just incorporated. Form the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm, 30-60 minutes. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out using your favorite cookie cutter. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for a couple minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Write T-Rex song titles in chocolate whever you see fit.
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