animal cracker


Definition of animal cracker

: a small cookie in the shape of an animal

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The subtly sweet, local version of molé that turns out to be thickened not only with bread but with animal crackers. Michalene Busico, Dallas News, "'Mercados' cookbook explores the wonders of Mexico's markets and brings home the recipes," 31 July 2019 During that time, police talked with some of the neighbors and fed Angel some animal crackers that were in the squad car. Fox News, "Man on horseback arrested after burglarizing home in Florida," 29 July 2019 After 116 years of captivity, animal crackers have been freed from their cages. Matthew Haag, The Seattle Times, "In a victory for PETA, animal crackers roam free," 21 Aug. 2018 After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Dee-ann Durbin, The Seattle Times, "Animal crackers break out of their cages," 20 Aug. 2018 The counter-service restaurant is tucked in an open lunchbox, with animal crackers, celery and carrot sticks and cookies tucked around the walk-up window. Lauren Delgado,, "First Bite: Woody's Lunch Box in Disney's Toy Story Land," 11 July 2018 Parks layers the recipes in her 350-page book with vintage ads and short sections that give context to the desserts, brief histories of the Oreo cookie and the chiffon pie, of animal crackers and white layer cakes. Amy Scattergood,, "Stella Parks' award-winning cookbook 'BraveTart' is as classic as its desserts," 18 May 2018 Officers found only condiments in the refrigerator and animal crackers and dry spaghetti noodles in the cupboard, authorities said. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Dad wanted to ‘teach his children a lesson,’ Indiana cops say. He ended up in handcuffs. | Miami Herald," 22 Mar. 2018 Creations range from rosary-shaped to Noah's Ark cheese balls, complete with animal crackers. Jennie Key,, "Cheese please: Creative presentation drives cheese ball business," 26 Jan. 2018

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of animal cracker

: a small cookie that is shaped like an animal

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