I love stuff by Philosophy and I’ve probably bought a small fortune in their company over the years from face wash and shower gel to creams and eye makeup removers. One of my favorite things about their products, other than the fact that they seem to work pretty well and seem ‘good for you,’ is that they have the neatest sayings all over them. I noticed that my current bubble bath had a recipe on it instead of some kind of note. So after weeks of using “Animal Cracker” bubble bath, I decided I better go ahead and see if the recipe I keep reading actually turned out.
I was a little worried when there was NO sugar in the recipe. It was the first time I ever used vanilla without sugar.
And then I iced them with a flood icing that was full of sugar and then I didn’t have to worry about that anymore.
They cookies were absolutely delicious. Between my guys and some little guys we had over for a play-date, I was left with one sad little puppy cookie on a plate that was promptly gobbled up by my husband when he got home.
The Recipe for Animal Crackers
This one’s super easy. Just pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees then get 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, a pinch of salt, half a stick of butter, two cap fulls of vanilla and a quarter cup of buttermilk. (I always end up having to make my own buttermilk but it’s easy.) You put the dry ingredients in bowl and use a pastry blender to mash in the butter. When it gets crumbly add in the buttermilk and work it into a dough ball. I refrigerated it for a bit and then rolled it out on a flour-y surface then baked it on parchment covered bake-sheets for 5-7 minutes. I used this icing recipe but kept it white and cut the crackers into dog shapes then sprinkled them with cookie sugar.
(This recipe is adapted from the one on the Philosophy Animal Cracker shampoo bottle and you can see the actual recipe on the bottle the best on the Philosphy website)