Arlo just might be the cutest dinosaur around. Make your kids’ favorite character out of their favorite treat—cookies! They’re sure to have a roaring good time gobbling them up.

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Arlo Sugar Cookies

2 hr
10 min


  • Arlo cookie template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors or x-acto knife
  • 1 cup salted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 gallon resealable bag
  • Parchment paper
  • Knife
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • Warm water
  • 4 piping bags
  • 4 coupler sets (to hold the icing tips)
  • 4 small circle #3 icing tips
  • Black paste food coloring
  • Green paste food coloring
  • 15-10 toothpicks
  • Edible black marker

Helpful Tip

All cutting should be done by an adult.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Print the Arlo cookie template, then cut out the outer shape.

  3. To make the sugar cookies, mix the room temperature butter and granulated sugar together until fluffy. Then add the egg and vanilla.

  4. Gradually mix in the flour and baking powder, until fully incorporated.

  5. Place the dough in a resealable bag and put in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

  6. Roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thick on a piece of parchment paper.

  7. Place the Arlo head shape onto the dough and cut out the outer shape with a knife, then lift the cutouts with a spatula.

  8. Repeat steps 7 and 8 with all the dough. Then place the cutout shapes onto a cookie sheet to bake for 9-11 minutes.

  9. Let cookies cool on the pan.

  10. To make the royal icing, mix confectioners’ sugar, meringue powder, and 6 tablespoons warm water until it forms a paste. Add 1/2 tablespoon of water at a time until the consistency is light and fluffy (thin but holds shape).

  11. Place 1/4 cup of white icing into one small bowl and 1/4 cup white icing into a piping bag (with coupler and tip on).

  12. Dye the 1/4 cup of white icing black (use a toothpick if using paste dye).

  13. Dye the remaining icing green (keep adding dye until you reach a medium Kelly green).

  14. Scoop out half of the green icing and place in a piping bag (with coupler and tip on).

  15. Thin out the green royal icing in the bowl with warm water until it is the consistency of thick syrup.

  16. Place the black icing and thinned green icing into separate piping bags (with coupler and tip on).

  17. To decorate the cookie, first cut out Arlo’s eyes, nostrils, and mouth from the printable template.

  18. Trace Arlo’s eyes, nostrils, and mouth onto the cooled sugar cookies using edible marker.

  19. Use white royal icing, pipe the whites of Arlo’s eyes. Use a dampened finger to smooth it out. Then use the black royal icing and pipe Arlo’s irises, nostrils, and mouth. Use a damp finger to smooth it out. Let dry 30 minutes.

  20. Use the thicker green royal icing to pipe the outline of the cookie. Let dry 30-60 minutes.

  21. Use the thin green royal icing and pipe around the eyes, nostrils, and mouth, filling in the whole cookie. Use a toothpick to spread the icing and fill in the tiny spaces.

  22. Let dry at least 8 hours before serving.

Posted 4 years Ago
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