Homemade Animal Cookies

templates for animal cookies
When making these animal cookies, you need cookie cutters or templates of your favorite animals. If you don’t own any ready-made animal shaped cutters, feel free to let your imagination and artistic talent guide you in making your own animal templates.

The next step is to gather the following ingredients:

All purpose flour 2 cups
Baking powder 1 tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Ground cinnamon ½ tsp
Granulated sugar ½ cup
Brown sugar, packed ½ cup
Unsalted butter, softened ½ cup or 1 stick
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
Egg 1 large

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon together thoroughly. Set the mixture aside for later use.

  • Cream softened butter until light, then add sugars (both granulated and brown). Continue creaming at medium speed until the mixture is fluffy.

  • Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.

  • Add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. At this point, if dough is too soft to handle, cover and refrigerate it for 2 hours or until firm.

    Using templates to shape cookie dough

  • When you are ready to bake, roll dough out to about ¼-inch thick. Use cookie cutters or templates to cut out your favorite animals.

    Animal Cookies
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until cookie edges are golden brown. Transfer animal cookies to wire racks to cool.

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