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Fossil Cookies

Recipe photo courtesy of SIMON WATSON

Know some hungry paleontologists? Let them dig into these artifacts.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2010
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Cook's Notes

Cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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  • RobinDecker
    29 OCT, 2011
    I made these cookies using a bag of Halloween characters I found at the dollar store. I washed them with anti-bacterial soap and let them air dry. They worked great and I had some scary skeleton, bug, spider, and snake cookies. Great, delicious, and fun recipe.
  • UlrictheUnleavened
    28 OCT, 2011
    Oh, and you can also use shells, which are typically found as fossil imprints - Best Buy has a small bag for under $4!
  • UlrictheUnleavened
    28 OCT, 2011
    I found a small plastic bag with a variety of insects at Party City; you have to look in the party favours section, not the Hallowe'en areas. I also made a couple of dinosaur "feet" to make footprint fossils by cutting the shapes out of a cross-sectioned potato, as you would for childcraft stamping/printing. This is a great, classy variation to the more obvious ghouls and graveyards decorated foods to bring to a Hallowe'en party - thanks, Martha!
  • homebear
    29 SEP, 2011
    Found what look to be the same insects on Ebay for $6.95 (that's w/ shipping)--that'll save me time, energy, and gasoline--oooh, hope they're the correct size.....
  • homebear
    29 SEP, 2011
    I must make them, too. I couldn't find the plastic insects on the craftforless site either so while running errands today I checked Michael's, JoAnn's, Big Lots, and Target, to no avail. Guess I'll try finding them elsewhere on line--oh, maybe a party store.... Why is everything a QUEST???
  • susanbakes
    27 OCT, 2010
    I'm dying to make these for my paleontologist 3-yr-old, but can't find the "food safe plastic bugs" on createforless. Any ideas?

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