Cookie Recipes - Animal Crackers


1/2 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 c butter, softened (half a stick)
1/4 tsp salt (if less salt desired, use 1/8 tsp)
2 tsp honey
1/4 cup buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.

2. Grind the 1/2 cup oatmeal until very fine, using blender or food processor**.

3. In mixing bowl, stir together oats, flour, baking soda and salt.

4. With two butter knives (or pastry blender), cut in softened butter until butter is the size of small peas.

5. Stir in honey and buttermilk.

6. On lightly floured surface. Roll dough to 1/8" thickness and cut with animal cookie cutters.

7. Bake in preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Use spatula to move to cooling racks.

**NOTE: Adult assistance required when using oven or using sharp kitchen tools.

This cookie would be good to serve when discussing the following books:
- Poppy
- Ragweed
- I, Freddy

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