Chocolate Dinosaur Sugar Cookies For Disneyland Railroad Reopening

We all have our favorite Disney theme park ride or rides that we MUST ride or our trip just won’t feel complete. For me, one of those rides would be the Disneyland Railroad. I love taking a train ride around the park, but I really look forward to going through the Primeval World section of the ride. Once the train leaves Tomorrow Land Station I get all antsy with anticipation just waiting for the tunnel and the smell of a world long ago. It’s probably just locomotive exhaust but one can dream. I can almost smell it as I sit here.


On our trip to Disneyland last October, the Disneyland Railroad was closed due to the Star Wars Land expansion. I am so excited that it will be open for our upcoming Disneyland trip this September! When I first heard the Railroad was re-opening, I wanted to do something to celebrate and Dinosaur sugar cookies popped into mind. A couple of winters ago we found these DIG-INS dinosaur cookie cutters that would be perfect.  You can find them on amazon here. ( I am not affiliated with this link in any way.) These cookie cutters come with a fossil stamp. I decided to go with a chocolate sugar cookie dough so that it would look like the fossils were in the dirt.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

3  cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup coco powder

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/4 cup sugar

2 cup room temp butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

Pre Heat your oven to 350

First whip together the butter and sugar. Then add the egg and vanilla and mix again. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, coco powder, salt and baking powder. Next slowly add a little bit of your dry ingredients in at a time into your sugar and butter mixture.  Now divide your mixture into small sections and chill for about an hour. Once chilled you can begin to roll your dough. For this step you can use two pieces of parchment paper with your dough in the middle. We forgot to buy parchment paper so we floured out counter, rolling pin, and dough to prevent the dough from sticking to the counter. Now you can cut out and stamp your cookies. Place in pre-heated oven and bake for 9 minutes. Once your cookies have cooled you can start the decorating process. Have fun!

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