Animal Cracker Cookies 2.0 (Egg Free & Nut Free)

This recipe was the first cookie recipe I made with my toddler and one of the first posts on Make & Taste (see original here).  My story goes that I was at the grocery store looking for the classic box of animal crackers and could not find them.  I decide to look for a recipe that would closely match the classic.  I found that there were many variations and the recipe I ultimately decided to try was a success.  I have made these cookies countless times with my little kitchen helper.  It an easy recipe to put together, just add all the ingredients to the food processor, then roll out the ball of dough.  The cookie cutter stamping  was also a fun way to learn about different animals with my toddler.  Since the holidays are here, I recently found Thanksgiving theme cookie cutters and added them to the mix.  What a perfect treat for your little guests this Thanksgiving.  The cookie cutters I am using for the recipe are traditionally pie crust cutters.  See below for resource links.

Recipe Adapted from Cinnamon Animal Crackers

Thanksgiving Them Pie Crust Cutters
Leaf Design Pie Crust Cutters
The animal cookies cutters were sourced from NY Cake on Amazon, since buying these they have updated the animals so there is no longer the seal and the tiger. Note: Any animal shape cookie cutters will work just fine.  The goal is to have animal shaped cookies so don’t worry about not having these specific cutters.


Tools animal cracker cookies_nbphotog-2

Product Used:

Food Processor 

Animal Cookie Cutters

Baking Sheet

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons


Square Cooling Rack


Rolling Pin



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