Thursday, May 27, 2010

Animal Crackers

Making your own animal crackers is actually pretty easy, and fun for the little cooks in your family. Jack loved making these with me last fall. I found some farm animal cookie cutters at TJMaxx and knew that they would be perfect for making animal crackers. Smaller cutters are best, but you can really make these any shape or size you would like. Animal Cracker Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
3 teaspoons honey
1/4 cup buttermilk

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grind oats until fine using a blender or food processor.

In a medium bowl, stir together the blended oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or your fingers until the butter lumps are smaller than peas.
Stir in the buttermilk and honey to form a stiff dough.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto cookie sheets.
Bake for 7 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
*NOTE - These are not sweet at all, feel free to add sugar or increase the honey

2 comments:

  1. They look good! Kate loved seeing the pictures of Jack.

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  2. i don't know how you even come up with these things! they look delicious...

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