Kiddie Animal Biscuits

    40 min

    Cut these tasty biscuits into animal shapes. Made with buttermilk, oats and honey. Kids love them, and mums don't have to worry because they're not overly sweet!

    53 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 40g rolled oats
    • 100g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 55g butter
    • 2 teaspoons honey
    • 60ml buttermilk

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Grind oats until fine using a blender or food processor.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the blended oats, flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Rub in the butter using a pastry blender or your fingers until the butter lumps are smaller than peas. Stir in the buttermilk and honey to form a stiff dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 3mm in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with biscuit cutters. Place biscuits 2 to 3cm apart onto baking trays.
    3. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are lightly browned. Remove from baking trays to cool on wire racks.

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    Brilliant recipe, quick easy and fun to make with kids. I had no buttermilk so made a substitute by mixing 240ml of milk with 1tbspn of lemon juice. The recipe made 17/18 biscuits and is saved in my fav recipes!  -  05 Dec 2013


    I'd give this 5 stars based on how mine turned out, but since I didn't follow the directions exactly, I'll tell you what I did do: I used Butter Buds instead of butter, so they'd be fat free. I used 3 Tbsp. honey instead of 2 tsp. And I added 1/2 tsp. each vanilla and almond extracts. Then I used 1/4 cup whole wheat flour with the 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour. I ended up with a sticky dough, so added more of each flour. The cookies came out puffy and YUMMY! Just enough sweet to satisfy my daughter, and I thougt they were great! My daughter likes to roll and decorate cookies, but I don't want sweets too often, so these are a great compromise. You could decorate them with colored peanut butter or Nutella. For breakfast, my daughter dunked her name (we have letter cutters) in syrup and icing left over from some Dunkables. We thought these were really fantastic!  -  10 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful. I used an extra teaspoon of honey and they were still not sweet at all; great treat for my 5-year-old, and easy to work with. I used cold butter, and for buttermilk I used skim milk with a bit of lime juice. My pan was ungreased and I had no problem with the cookies sticking. Fun easy treat! Thanks for the recipe!  -  16 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)