As regular readers of this blog know, I am a huge fan of using cookie cutters with savory food. I wanted to use some of my dinosaur cookie cutters so I decided to make this collection.
This dinosaur shaped cheese is a fun way to garnish a meal. I actually made it for myself as I feel that cute food is not only for kids.
Left Side: Wegmans Kansas Medley Rice Blend, Cheddar cheese dinosaur
Top Right: Raw broccoli
Bottom Right: Watermelon
I made this Dinosaur themed muffin tin meal a few years ago for a nephew who was 5 at the time. He loved it!
- Dinosaur nest with egg (corn and Colby-Jack cheese)
- Mama and baby dinosaurs (strawberries with chocolate eyes)
- Letter D (Colby-Jack cheese)
- Dinosaur eggs (green grapes)
- Dinosaur pizzas (I made pizza dough and cut with a dinosaur cookie cutter, topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese and baked)
- Dinosaur fossil cookies
I made this meal shortly after Easter. The dyed hard boiled eggs were leftover Easter Eggs.
Left Side: Naan bread broiled with cheese and garlic powder, dyed hard boiled eggs
Top Right: Cashews
Bottom Right: Raspberries
I had fun making this Dinosaur quesadilla hatching out of it’s shell.
Left Side: Cheese quesadilla with food marker details
Top Right: Broccoli
Bottom Right: Strawberries
This is another one that I made a few years ago. My nephew who ate this was 28 months at the time. He enjoyed the dino pizzas.
Fruit: Grapes cut in half
Vegetable: Green Peas (he did not eat the peas)
Dinosaurs: Homemade pizzas, crust was cut with a dinosaur pizza cutter
I used a dinosaur cookie cutter to shape sticky rice.
Left Side: Dinosaur rice (cooked Nishiki rice, pack rice into a cookie cutter and then carefully remove the cookie cutter, brush with soy sauce, cheese eye with food coloring marker detail), snow peas
Top Right: Clementine
Bottom Right: Brazil Nuts, Cheddar cheese with Caveman drawing (food coloring marker)
A few years ago I hosted Aunt Kathy’s preschool camp. I made this on Dinosaur and Volcano day for one of my teachers (my 12 year old nephew)
Volcano & Dinosaur: Homemade pizza. I shaped the volcano by hand. I tried several versions but was happiest with this one. The only sauce was the lava, the rest was cheese. I cut the dinosaur pizza with a dinosaur cookie cutter. Broccoli trees.
Yogurt: Raspberry yogurt to represent lava
Okay I think that this shaped bread was a fail as a dinosaur. It looks more like a Manatee.
Top Left: Carrot and Green Pepper
Top Right: Cottage Cheese with blueberries and cinnamon
Bottom: Dinosaur shaped bread (food marker details), cherry tomatoes, almond butter (in Mini Dippers)
Recently I discovered that I prefer black beans if I mix them with salsa. These homemade dinosaur tortilla chips are sprinkled with paprika and hot paprika.
Left Side: Dinosaur tortilla chips with paprika and hot paprika (I cut flour tortillas with a dino cookie cutter, brushed olive oil on each side, sprinkled with paprika and baked in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.), blackberries
Top Right: Greek yogurt with cinnamon
Bottom Right: Black beans and salsa
I hope that you now have some new ideas for making dinosaur shaped food for the kid in your life or yourself. Enjoy!