1 cup butter, softened
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
Candy writers, various colors
Dig-Ins, dinosaur cookie cutters
In a large mixer bowl beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until well blended. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa and salt; add to butter mixture and blend well. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll. Preheat oven to 350º F.
Roll out chilled cookie dough between perfection strips to get an even thickness all the way across.
Press cookie cutter into dough. With cutter still in place, press dinosaur stamp into dough to create indent. Remove stamp and cutter and remove surrounding dough.
Transfer cookie to cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until no indentation is made when touched.
Once baked and while cookies are cooling, melt candy writers.
1 pound candy coating (any color)
Assorted candy writers
Dinosaur sucker candy mold
Using a clean, dry mold, paint details with melted candy from candy writers. Let each color set up at room temperature before painting an adjoining area. About 5 minutes.
Melt candy coating and pour melted coating into a squeeze bottle. (Details on how to melt candy coating click here.) Squeeze candy coating into mold. Place sucker stick in cavity. Make sure the sucker stick is covered with chocolate or your molded piece may fall off the stick.
Land of the Dinosaurs Cupcakes
Prepared jumbo cupcakes with cupcake liners
Ice Cream sugar cone
Red candy coating, melted
Yellow sugar crystals
Dinosaur candy mold or Dinosaur Sugar Lay-ons
Candy writers (Your favorite colors)
Green buttercream icing
Bones from skull and bones sprinkles
Plastic palm tree pick
Chocolate river stones
Make cupcakes using your favorite recipe or box mix. Line jumbo muffin pan with jumbo cupcake liners. Bake cupcakes according to recipe or box directions. Allow cupcakes to cool completely. Carefully break or cut the tip of the ice cream cone off to make the cone look like a volcano.
Dip the tip of cone in melted candy coating. (Details on how to melt candy coating click here.)
Invert cone and allow coating to drip down the side of the cone. Sprinkle dipped cone with yellow sugar crystals. Allow coating to set completely.
Spread green icing on top of the cupcake. Using a spatula “pull away” from the icing to create peaks.