Animal Crackers Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 22, 2022
Animal Crackers Recipe

How To Make Animal Crackers

Perfect for school, these baked animal crackers are made with buttermilk, honey, and oats for not-too-sweet treats the kids will surely love.

Preparation: 32 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 42 minutes



  • ½cuprolled oats
  • ¾cupall purpose flour
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼cupbutter
  • 2tsphoney
  • ¼cupbuttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grind oats until fine using a blender or food processor.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the blended oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or with fingers until the butter lumps are smaller than peas. Stir in the buttermilk and honey to form a stiff dough.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to ⅛-inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1-inch apart onto cookie sheets.

  4. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

  5. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 40.17kcal
  • Fat: 2.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.13g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.73g
  • Fiber: 0.26g
  • Sugar: 0.64g
  • Protein: 0.74g
  • Cholesterol: 5.19mg
  • Sodium: 25.87mg
  • Calcium: 4.94mg
  • Potassium: 14.88mg
  • Iron: 0.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 16.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.03mg
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