Monday, July 5, 2010

Animal Crackers

Oay, so I'm going to play a little catch up today. I've got about 4 or 5 different things to post PLUS 4th of July stuff. SO, there will be several posts for today. :)

The first one is animal crackers. We were actually looking for a graham cracker recipe, and we came upon this one (by "we" I mean Zane and I). I had some circus animal cutters, but I think they were a little too big for what we wanted. Also, I think next time I'm going to roll them out a bit thinner.

They didn't turn out very sweet, but Dillon and I like them. The other boys are kind of on the fence. Oh, and it didn't make very many, but, like I said, we were using large cutters.

Animal Crackers

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

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). 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 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 40 Total Fat: 2.1g Cholesterol: 5mg
Nutritional Information
Animal Crackers
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 40
Total Fat: 2.1g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 54mg
Total Carbs: 4.8g
Dietary Fiber: 0.3g
Protein: 0.7g

The nutrition stats are the ones that were on the website, so I don't know if they are correct.

1 comment:

  1. These are really cute, Carmen. I found a recipe for graham crackers that looks good. I want to try it one of these days. Check it out: