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I am trying to get into the holiday spirit so last night my husband said let make some cookies. Oh what fun - so I went digging through my collections of recipes, ingredients and cookie cutters and thought "no cookie says Christmas more than a gingerbread man cookie - right.

All I could find was this T-Rex cookie cutter, so here is my twist on this classic cookie.

Thanks and enjoy
Lisa Ancarrow-Maltby
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Step 1: My Grandmother's Gingerbread Recipe

Here is my grandmothers gingerbread cookie recipe....shhh it's a secret recipe

Gingersaurous Rex Cookies Recipe
INGREDIENTS
For the cookies
3 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter (room temperature, softened)
1/2 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
METHOD
1 In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and spices. Set aside.

2 In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Mix in eggs and molasses. Gradually add the flour mixture; combine on low speed. (You may need to work it with your hands to incorporate the last bit of flour.) Divide dough in thirds; wrap each third in plastic. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight. Before rolling out, let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. If after refrigerating the dough feels too soft to roll-out, work in a little more flour.

3 Heat oven to 350�. Place a dough third on a large piece of lightly floured parchment paper or wax paper. Using a rolling pin, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Refrigerate again for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to cut out the cookies. Use either a cookie cutter or place a stencil over the dough and use a knife to cut into desired shapes. Press raisins, chocolate chips, or candy pieces in the center of each cookie if desired for "buttons".
4 Transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Bake until crisp but not darkened, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Let sit a few minutes and then use a metal spatula to transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate as desired.
Makes 16 5-inch long cookies.
Awesome(: <br>This looks GOOD&lt;3
Just imagine how badass Santa would be if he had veloceraptors pulling his sleigh... ;)<br><br>Welldone on an awesome I'ble... Now we can bite back when T-rex attack at christmas time
ah nice. Someone in my church has children that will Just love these
LOL! my son love Dino's this would be a good project to do with him!
Best. Instructable. Ever.
Thanks!!!
You should totally enter this in the holiday treats contest.
Where did you get that t-rex cookie cutter??? I must have one!!

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