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Healthy Frosted Animal Crackers

Tasty healthy frosted animal crackers that will bring you right back to childhood! They have an almond flour base and are lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup. Each one is dipped in pink and white icing and dusted with rainbow sprinkles giving them the notorious look we know and love. These homemade animal crackers are sure to be a crowd hit!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frosted Animal Crackers, Gluten-free Animal Crackers, Healthy Animal Crackers, Homemade Animal Crackers
Servings: 50 animal crackers
Calories: 54kcal

Ingredients

For Crackers

  • 1 egg sub flax egg to make vegan
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¾ cup Let's Do Organic's Tapioca Starch plus more for rolling out the dough
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

For the Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tablespoon egg white omit to make vegan and add extra tablespoon cold water
  • 3 - 4 tablespoon cold water
  • Sprinkles to top

Instructions

For the Crackers

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Using a stand mixer or a large bowl, beat the egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and molasses until well incorporated. Slowly fold in the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, and cinnamon until a large ball of dough forms. Wrap dough in cling wrap and place in fridge for at least 5 mins (this makes it easier to roll out).
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle extra tapioca flour on a clean surface. Place the chilled dough on top and begin to roll out to about ½ inch in thickness. Use your cookie cutters to cut animal shapes out of the dough. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 8 - 10 mins until golden brown. Let cool before icing.

For the Icing

  • In a large bowl or in a stand mixer, whisk together the powdered sugar, egg white, and 3 tablespoon cold water. You want a semi-thick consistency for these crackers. If the icing it too thick, thin it out with another tablespoon of cold water. If it's too thin, add another ¼ cup powdered sugar.
  • Divide the icing into two bowls. Dye one bowl pink and leave the other one white. Dip the top half of each cracker into the food coloring, let the excess icing run off, and flip over on a wire rack to dry. Dust with sprinkles while the crackers are still wet. Repeat with remaining crackers, alternating icing colors.
  • Enjoy once dry or store in an airtight container for up a week.

Notes

Egg substitute : If needed, substitute a flax egg for the egg in this recipe to make it vegan.
Storing : Be sure to wait until the icing is set to store these frosted animal crackers.Then place them in an airtight container. They will keep for up to a week in the fridge and 4 days out on the counter.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg