Pink animal biscuits

These super fun pink animal biscuits are sweetened with maple syrup and have a shortbread-ish flavour. They’re an exciting lunchbox treat with a little added vege, with beetroot used to naturally colour the dough.

I purchased an animal biscuit set from Amazon, but you can use any cookie cutter you have laying around.

The dough is really easy to make – they will be on your little ones plate in 35 minutes, including resting and cooking time.

Here’s everything you’ll need (not pictured, milk):

Pink animal biscuits

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These super fun pink animal biscuits are sweetened with maple syrup and have a shortbread-ish flavour. They're an exciting lunchbox treat with a little added vege, with beetroot used to naturally colour the dough. The dough is really easy to make - they will be on your little ones plate in 35 minutes, including resting and cooking time.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 8 mins Rest Time 15 mins Total Time 33 mins Difficulty: Beginner Cooking Temp: 180  °C Servings: 40

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cream your butter and maple syrup

    Begin by creaming your room-temperature butter with your maple syrup. I used an electric mixer on low for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add egg and cinnamon

    Add in your egg and cinnamon and mix until combined (about 1-2 minutes).

  3. Prepare your beetroot

    Place 2-3 small cooked beetroot (around 125g) in a blender with 1/4 cup of milk. Blend until there are no lumps.

  4. Place beetroot mix and flour in bowl

    Add your beetroot mix to the bowl and combine with a wooden spoon, then place on your countertop and knead until combined (no flour remains visable).

  5. Freeze

    Wrap in cling wrap and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

  6. Roll out dough

    Sprinkle a little flour on your workbench. Roll out your dough to around 5mm thick, then cut out your shapes. I used animal cookie cutters from Amazon. Place on a lined baking tray.

  7. Bake

    Bake crackers for 10 minutes, or until sides are starting to brown (check them in minute intervals, from 7 minutes onwards, so they don’t burn).

Keywords: toddler snack, animal crackers, animal biscuits
Ash

Ash

A passionate foodie and mum!

2 Comments

  1. Lucia

    I tired this recipe with a few changes (for example, I replaced some flour with cocoa powder) and it worked out great!! thanks for the recipe and the inspiration!

    Reply
    • cookwithwenty

      Oh how delicious! I need to try it with cocoa!

      Reply

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