Animal Crackers

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Yield : Approx. 25 Crackers
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Additional Info
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 7-8 minutes
Level: Easy
Yield : Approx. 25 Crackers
  • Whisk together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat, flour, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine butter and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle; beat on medium-high speed until combined and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla; beat to incorporate.
  • Reduce mixer speed to low, and slowly add flour mixture.
  • Continue beating on low speed 2 to 3 minutes, or until a soft ball has formed.
  • Shape dough into a disk.
  • Cover in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator.
  • On well-floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Dip animal cookie cutters into flour; shake off excess.
  • Cut shapes, then lightly press down rod to punch in cookie details.
  • Collect scraps and re-roll up to two times.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet, about 1/2-inch apart.
  • Refrigerate 10 minutes.
  • Bake cookies 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Cool on baking sheet 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

For best results dough must be chilled and rolled on a well-floured surface. If dough becomes too soft; re-chill until stiff.

Warranty & Use


Don't give up
I think there must be a typo, 1/8 inch was really hard to manage although the cookies are more crackerlike. Also in my oven they took longer to bake even at 1/8 inch. I love the shapes when they work out and they took me a little bit till I became fluent with them but all in all I am tickled with them. also I was able to make quite a few more than 25 even making them 1/4"
Overall Satisfaction 60%
Quality 60%
Reviewed May 15, 2015 by cookiish

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