Saturday, October 5, 2013

Animal Crackers

For these wonderful, wholesome little animal crackers I use the same recipe as the graham cracker recipe, and  they are delicious.  They are a healthy cookie for the little ones, but don't loose any part of "delicious" by their being healthy... it is hard to eat only a few.  Be sure to try both the original graham flavor, and the chocolate, which I think is my favorite (but I'm not completely sure... and don't want to commit myself to that statement yet... because..... what if I change my mind?).

 Enjoy the recipe, and Click here for the Animal Cracker Tea Party

2 1/4 whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dehydrated cane juice (also known as Rapadura or Sucanat found in health food store)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick butter
1/4 cup water

For Chocolate Grahams, add 1/3 cup cocoa

1.  Preheat oven to 350*.
2.  Melt butter in a saucepan.
3.  Stir in water, vanilla and honey. Set aside
4.  In a mixing bowl stir together dry ingredients.
5.  Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until you form a ball.
6.  Roll out to about 1/4 of an inch on parchment paper or lightly floured surface.
7.  Cut animal shapes with cookie cutters.  Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
8.   Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
9.  Turn off oven and leave crackers in oven 3-5 minutes longer if you like to crisp
     them up. 
10.  Ice them, or serve them as is.

1      cup organic powdered sugar
2 -3 Tablespoons milk
1     teaspoon Vanilla

Stir together until blended if the frosting is too thick, add a little more milk.  I like it to be able to be dripped and drizzled over the cookie.  

Chocolate Animal Crackers.... with a few airplanes :)


  1. What a cute idea for the boys!

    I am so gonna make these!


    Love You,

  2. Thank you thank you for the recipe MOM!! And I love how you put a frosting on these. And the chocolate really sound yummy! Muwaaaa I LOVE YOU!!