DIY Animal Crackers - VeryVera

DIY Animal Crackers

Looking for something sweet and light? These animal crackers are sure to satisfy, they are tiny and packed with flavor.

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 6m
  • Total Time: 16m
  • Yield: 36 cookies
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  • 3 c cake flour
  • 1 - 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 c butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. carnation evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on top
  • Animal cookie imprints


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Mix in butter until incorporated.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix wet ingredients together.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry until dough forms (may need to add a little more milk if too dry).
  5. Roll out dough onto floured surface to desired thickness and cut into desired cookie shape.
  6. With a clean animal imprint, press into the dough and sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  7. Bake for 5-8 minutes (not looking for golden edges).
  8. Let cookies cool and enjoy!