Animal Cracker Sugar Cookies Recipe - Food Fanatic

Animal Cracker Sugar Cookies Recipe

    36 Servings


  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Salted Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Frosted Animal Crackers, Chopped
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Rainbow Nonpareils
For Garnish:
  • 36 Frosted Animal Crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium-large bowl, stir flour and baking soda together. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter, shortening, and sugars with your electric mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, and then vanilla extract. Reduce speed; gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Add animal cracker pieces and white chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  3. Scoop dough using a medium-size cookie scoop. Roll tops and sides of cookies in nonpareils. Place on prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes, until edges are just barely golden. Immediately press a frosted animal cracker into the center of each cookie. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for several minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely.
Animal cracker sugar cookies photo