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#DinoWeek Disney*Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur – “Good Eats”


With the opening  date approaching this November 25th, The Good Dinosaur by Disney*Pixar is sure to rock your world.   My dinosaur loving family can’t wait to meet Arlo (an Apatosaurus) and Spot (a human cave-boy) and watch this unusual duo strike out on  the  adventure of a lifetime.

The Good Dinosaur Opening Thanksgiving

We are gearing up for this sweet tale of friendship by making cookies.  I’ll include my favorite sugar cookie recipe but sometime the store bought dough is quick, easy and almost as good.  

Nana’s Sugar Cookies 

2 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups margarine

2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla


First preheat the oven to 350.  I line my cookie sheets with parchment paper because I have a tendency to burn cookies.  Hey, the first step is to admit it.  Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside.  In another bowl, cream the margarine and sugar.  Add the eggs and vanilla.  Stir in your other mixture that you had set aside.  Form the mixture (now dough) into three balls and put them in the fridge.  I find that the dough works better if you wrap it up and leave it in the fridge for a day.  Grab your favorite cookie cutters, sprinkle you counters with flour, and grab your assistants.  I use a mixture of confectionery sugar and hot water to make the icing.  


A plate of Apatosaurus’s

all cookies

and don’t forget Spot!


My kids had fun for hours creating!  They even created a new species…

special dino

Apatosaurus Fun Facts

  1. Apatosaurus means “deceptive dinosaur” so don’t let his plant eating diet fool you!
  2. They are low lying plant eater like most “long necks”.
  3. Scientists say they ranged from believed  68 – 84 feet tall.
  4. They were around during the Jurassic Period.
  5. The first fossil was found in the United States 1877.

Leave these cookies on your counter for a few hours

and they will be sure to become extinct!The-Good-Dinosaur-Movie-Poster