Crunchy Lemon Animal Cracker Cookies on a Background

Crackers or cookies?

August 25, 2016

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They may be called Animal Crackers but they have certainly crossed the cookie line. They are made in different flavors, are iced, and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.

What do you think? Crackers or cookies?

Christopher Morley wrote this poem about them in 1922:

Animal Crackers

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers I think;
When I’m grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.
What do YOU choose when you’re offered a treat?
When Mother says, “What would you like best to eat?”
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It’s cocoa and animals that I love most!

The kitchen’s the cosiest place that I know;
The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
But they don’t have nearly as much fun as I
Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;
And Daddy once said, he would like to be me
Having cocoa and animals once more for tea.