I have never been a huge fan of store-bought cookies. They’re really not even cookies, if we are being honest. They are crunchy circles that are supposed to be cookies and fail miserably. If I was a cookie teacher grading said cookies, they’d get a big red “F” with a circle around it. And a sad face.
My kiddos love packaged chocolate chip cookies, which are the absolute saddest of all. Not only do they taste awful, but they are the tiniest chocolate chip cookies ever. Are they made for ants? I think it’s a conspiracy to trick us into eating 20 at a time.
The only prepackaged cookies that I’ve ever been a fan of are frosted animal crackers. Good grief, I don’t know what kind of magic they sprinkle into those suckers, but I just can’t quit them. One minute I’m all, “oh, I’ll just have a nibble” and the next minute I’m shaking the empty bag of sprinkles into my mouth and wondering where exactly things went wrong.
It’s not my fault. Those things aren’t filling at all. Practically air, really. What is a girl expected to do with a bag full of frosted, sprinkled, magical air? It’s a disaster waiting to happen, really.
In order to remedy the situation, I decided to make Animal Cracker Cookies. A chewy, buttery, bakery style sugar cookie filled with animal cracker chunks, covered in crunchy sprinkles and topped with another frosted animal cracker. The animal crackers are pressed into the sugar cookies while warm, causing the frosting to melt slightly, sticking the two together.
These are a cookie eater’s cookie – definitely not for chumps. In fact, I recommend you keep all of these to yourself. If you go around sharing these, you’ll be spoiling your friends and family for all other cookies for forever. Chaos, is what it would be.
These are so fun and so yummy. Enjoy!
Cuisinart Stand Mixer
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
360 Bakeware Small Cookie Sheet
360 Bakeware Large Cookie Sheet