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Candy Animal Cookies

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Makes:about 12 cookies

Teach your kids about baking and about animals too with these tasty treats! They’ll love adding sugar, sprinkles, candies and chocolates for decoration.



½ cup 125 mL butter, softened
¼ cup 50 mL granulated sugar
1 egg
½ cup 125 mL Eagle Brand® Regular or Low Fat Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tsp 5 mL vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups 550 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
¼ tsp 1 mL baking powder


Coloured sugar
Coloured dot candies
Chocolate chips
Candy coated chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Tip

    This recipe is great for practicing mixing skills, so get your kids to mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Which utensil works best?

  3. Cream butter and sugar in large mixing bowl until well combined and pale in colour. Add egg, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and mix until smooth and without streaks. Mix in remaining dry ingredients.
  4. Tip

    There’s lots of room for imagination with this recipe, as these cookies can be themed in any fashion! Get your kids to create their very own edible zoo, or try making dinosaurs and see if your kids can name all the different kinds they are cutting out.

  5. Divide dough into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured surface roll each piece to a ¼” (5mm) thickness. Cut out shapes with 2”-3” (5cm-8cm) dinosaur cookie cutter. Gather up scraps and repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Tip

    Have your kids dye the dough with food colouring. Try mixing and matching the colours to see which new colours will appear, or even dip your cookies into two colours together to make tie-dye dough.


    Have your kids ever seen animal cookies with “stained glass” bellies? Once your cut outs are on the baking sheet, cut out windows from the dough. Then unwrap hard candies, crush them and scatter the pieces into the window spaces. Bake and watch what happens!

  7. Decorate raw cookies with desired candies. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake in preheated oven 10 to 12 minutes, or until beginning to colour. Cool on wire racks.

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