Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cookie of the Week!- Whole Wheat Animal Crackers

This week I tried a whole wheat animal cracker! I gotta say they are alright, cuter than they taste, but not bad. I think they are kind of bland, but they would be perfect for the kids. Adam pulled some chocolate ganache out of the fridge and made cookie sandwiches with them and they were kickin'! Alright so I also can't remember what book I got this recipe out of. So if you know, please let me know! Thanks.

1/2 cup shortening (I used butter because I just don't use shortening!)
1/3 cup milk
3 tbsp. honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Heat oven to 350. In large bowl, beat shortening, milk, and honey with mixer on medium speed until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended.
Divide dough in half. On lightly floured cloth covered surface, roll half dough at a time 1/8 inch thick. Cut with about 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inch animal shape cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cookies about 1 inch apart.
Bake 6-8 min. or until edges are very light brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 min.

*Now, after mixing it all up it was still too wet, so I just kneaded in more whole wheat flour until it was a good consistency. I also found that I liked them better rolled out a little thicker than the recipe calls for. These would be great cookies to add other flavors too!


heathernkids said...

Those are super cute! Great idea to make sandwiches!! yummy :)

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