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Animal Crackers

"Make your own animal crackers! Cut these tasty not-too-sweet cookies into animal shapes. Made with buttermilk, oats and honey."
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Ingredients

42 m servings 40 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grind oats until fine using a blender or food processor.
  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. 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 g fat; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; 5 mg cholesterol; 54 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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. I...

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

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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. I...

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 milk w...

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 used ...

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 so ...

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 throug...

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

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 dough. ...

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!

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 still no...