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Animal Cookies

Author: Charlotte Bothe

Animal Cookies Recipe

Remember the good old days of playing zookeeper with your own individual box of animal crackers? This is our version of the treat. They're not overly sweet, but do taste more like cookies than crackers.

At a glance

about 5 dozen cookies
Nutrition information


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  1. Beat together the butter, sugar, honey, salt, baking soda, and flavor until well combined.
  2. Add the flour and oat flour, mixing to combine.
  3. Divide the dough in half, flattening each half slightly to make a disk, then wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease several baking sheets, or line them with parchment.
  5. Take one piece of dough out of the refrigerator, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough 1/4" thick.
  6. Dip animal cookie cutters in flour, then use them to cut the dough. Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven, and let them cool on the baking sheet for several minutes, or until set.
  9. Transfer the cookies on parchment to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  10. Yield: about 5 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie (9g)
  • Servings Per Batch 60
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 45
  • Calories from Fat 20
  • Total Fat 2.5g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 30mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.