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Animal Crackers

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Animal crackers are synonymous with kids. Little ones just love these imaginative treats and I'd bet you have your own fond childhood memories of eating them....and with good reason. Animal crackers are fun, scrumptious and many moms generally keep them on hand to keep everyone happy.
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Old fashioned oats 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice/Mace 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chilled, cubed
  Vanilla extract/Lemon extract 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 Large

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

1. In a food processor grind all purpose flour, oats, baking powder, salt, allspice and sugar.
2. Add the butter and blend to combine.
3. Add in vanilla extract and egg and blend until the dough forms.
4. In a plastic sheet, wrap the dough and chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
5. On a flat surface roll the dough and cut out animal shapes with the help of cookie cutter.
8. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and put the cut outs onto it.
9. Pop it into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

10. Cool and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
If your kids are like mine, any food in the shape of an animal is usually a hit, and the first time I made these crackers for my son and daughter, there was a lot of excitement about which animal they each were going to pick first.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2480 Calories from Fat 983

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 112 g172.6%

Saturated Fat 64.9 g324.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 469.5 mg156.5%

Sodium 1460.1 mg60.8%

Total Carbohydrates 330 g110%

Dietary Fiber 17.7 g70.9%

Sugars 102.7 g

Protein 43 g85.2%

Vitamin A 65.1% Vitamin C 1.6%

Calcium 53.3% Iron 86.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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