Today’s mini animal cracker cookies are the most adorable cookies to ever come out of BF kitchen. It’s actually impossible to NOT smile when you eat one. The combination of rainbow sprinkles, icing, cinnamon, and sugar cookies will bring you right back to childhood. Speaking of!
Their small size means more cookies to cut out and dunk in icing, so grab the kids for this one. Little bakers LOVE helping with these animal cracker cookies!
These Mini Animal Cracker Cookies Are:
Made with 8 basic ingredients
Flavored with warm cinnamon
Reminiscent of your favorite childhood cookies
Dunked in icing and topped with sprinkles
A fun baking project the whole family can help with
Perfect for birthdays and celebrations
Always a crowd-pleaser
Ingredients in Animal CrackersTo make this easy recipe, you’ll need:
- Whole-wheat flour
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter
- Maple syrup
TIP: You can use all-purpose flour if you prefer or if that’s what you have. I like the flavor of whole wheat, but both will work.
How to Make Homemade Animal Crackers Step-by-Step
- Add the ingredients to a bowl.
- Mix together with a wooden spoon or your hands. Form a ball.
- Roll out between parchment paper pieces, cut out with mini cookie cutters.
- Bake and enjoy.
TIP: BF prefers to roll the dough out between parchment paper since it’s easy, but you can also do it by coating the rolling pin with a little flour to prevent sticking.
Tips for Making the Best Animal Crackers Recipe
BF prefers to roll the dough out between silicone pads since it’s easy, but you can also do it by coating the rolling pin with a little flour to prevent sticking.
You can use all-purpose flour if you prefer or if that’s what you have. BF likes the flavor of whole wheat, but both will work.
We like to make them using mini cookie cutters, but any size will work.
Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-5 days at room temperature.
You can also store any dough you don’t use in a zip-top plastic bag, tightly sealed and with as much air removed as possible, for up to a week in the fridge. Let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before using.