Animal Crackers

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  • Published Dec 31st
  • Ready In42m
  • Servings24
  • Calories40
Make your own animal crackers! Cut these tasty not-too-sweet cookies into animal shapes. Made with buttermilk, oats and honey.

Animal Crackers Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Animal Crackers for 24 servings:

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

Animal Crackers Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In42m

To cook Animal Crackers, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Animal Crackers is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Animal Crackers within 42 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Animal Crackers easily:

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grind oats until fine using a blender or food processor.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 40 calories; 2.1 grams of fat; 4.8 grams of carbohydrates; 0.7 gram of protein; 5 milligrams of cholesterol; 54 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 28th 2009

    Made some modifications by using what I had on hand: Turbinado sugar subbed for the honey. Plain yogurt subbed for the buttermilk. Olive oil subbed for the butter. Also ran some Craisins th ...

  2. Oct 16th 2008

    Wonderful. I used an extra teaspoon of honey and they were still not sweet at all; great treat for my 5-year-old, and easy to work with. I used cold butter, and for buttermilk I used skim mi ...

  3. May 24th 2008

    I will never make them again. They tasted more like a biscuit and had very little flavor. I had to add some brown sugar and lots of cinnamon and they were more edible after that, but stil ...

  4. Jan 15th 2007

    Very easy to make and tasted great (bland and not too sweet... which is what my family likes)! I followed the recipe exactly except I used 1/2 of butter stated in the recipe and other 1/2 u ...

  5. Jun 24th 2006

    I thought they were edible. My children didn't like them. I followed the recipe perfectly. I will not make these again.

  6. Mar 10th 2006

    I'd give this 5 stars based on how mine turned out, but since I didn't follow the directions exactly, I'll tell you what I did do:I used Butter Buds instead of butter, so they'd be fat free ...

  7. Oct 13th 2005

    I made them following the exact directions and was pleased with the outcome. They do have a hint of honey flavor- not too terribly bland!

  8. Nov 5th 2004

    Very easy to make and fun to do with the kids! My 6 year old did all the mixing and rolling while the 2 year old loved to help color and cut the dough. We used playdoh cutters to cut the dou ...

  9. Nov 14th 2001

    my 2 year old loves these! i used tiny cookie cutters i found at a dollar store sand toy molds would work out great too :) (also you can add food dye for a extra kick)i made mine a bit thick ...