Kids In The Kitchen: Jurassic Park Meets Applesauce Dippers



When I was planning the second edition of my Kids in The Kitchen Series, my thoughts moved to my sons when they were little.They loved dinosaurs and played with little toy ones for hours at a time; after they were always ready for a yummy snack. I knew what would make them happy and, hopefully, your little chefs, too. This easy snack only needs a few ingredients and just a little help from mom and dad. All you need is refrigerated premade pie pastry, cookie cutters, sugar, cinnamon, and applesauce. Have your little chef cut out shapes, brush them with milk, and sprinkle each one with homemade cinnamon sugar. With a bit of help from Mom and Dad, they go in the oven. Soon your house will smell awesome like mine did when I was testing the recipe. My grown sons appeared as I pulled the pans from the oven and happily started dipping the warm dinosaurs right into the applesauce. They were so delicious! And that's how Jurassic Park Meets Applesauce Dippers was born. Of course, any cookie cutter shapes will do!


Ingredients for Jurassic Park Meets Applesauce Dippers:


1 package of refrigerator dough

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

milk

mini-chocolate chips

dinosaur cookie cutter or any other ones


This recipe makes plenty of cinnamon sugar . The leftovers are great on buttered toast in the morning.


Time-Saving Tips: Have all of the supplies ready before the kids start cooking.


Let's see what we need.

We're ready to cook.



Have your little chef(s) combine the sugar and cinnamon; set aside.











Have your kids remove the pastry from the refrigerator and let rest on the counter for about 10 minutes. Have them line a flat surface with parchment paper. Then they can gently unroll the pie crust. They can either gently press them down on the edges of the crust with their fingers or gently flatten them with a rolling pin. But don't roll the entire pastry, or else it will be too thin. Then all they have to do is cut out shapes and transfer them to parchment-lined cookie sheets.


Next, have your kids brush all of the cutouts with milk; and generously sprinkle each shape with the cinnamon sugar. If appropriate, they can also add mini chocolate chips for the eyes. Or they can sprinkle a few chips all over. With the help of Mom and Dad, transfer the pans to a preheated 400-degree oven and bake until golden about 15-20 minutes.



They're ready! Jurassic Park Meets Applesauce Dippers are so fun to make and perfect for little hands. These treats are a perfect kitchen activity for our kid chefs. And dipping the cookies into the applesauce is delicious.

Enjoy!


Jurassic Park Meets Applesauce Dippers:


  • 1 package of refrigerator dough

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • milk

  • mini-chocolate chips

  • dinosaur cookie cutter or any other ones


  • This recipe makes plenty of cinnamon sugar . The leftovers are great on buttered toast in the morning.

  • Have your kids remove the pastry from the refrigerator and let rest on the counter for about 10 minutes. Have them line a flat surface with parchment paper. Then they can gently unroll the pie crust. They can either gently press them down on the edges of the crust with their fingers or gently flatten them with a rolling pin. But don't roll the entire pastry, or else it will be too thin. Then all they have to do is cut out shapes and transfer them to parchment-lined cookie sheets.

  • Next, have your kids brush all of the cutouts with milk; and generously sprinkle each shape with the cinnamon sugar. If appropriate, they can also add mini chocolate chips for the eyes. Or they can sprinkle a few chips all over. With the help of Mom and Dad, transfer the pans to a preheated 400-degree oven and bake until golden about 15-20 minutes. Time-Saving Tips: Have all of the supplies ready before the kids start cooking.

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