Cardamom & Vanilla Animal Crackers
A nice snack and easy to pack, these are a slightly sweet, light cookie. It was a lot of fun for my four year old to roll out the dough and use the cookie cutters. They cook fast, so there is immediate gratification. I plan to experiment with the recipe for additional flavors, so keep an eye out for more attempts at homemade crackers.
Cardamom & Vanilla Animal Crackers Recipe
Mix the dry in a bowl:
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
In a separate bowl or mixer, beat 1/2 cup vegetetable shortening & 1/4 cup white sugar. Add 1 egg, 2 tablespoons water, splash of vanilla.
Gently mix wet & dry. Dusting flour so it won’t stick, roll out dough and use cookie cutters. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees.
Adapted from MaryJanesFarm. April-May 2015.