Photo: Tara Striano
By keeping their subtle cinnamon flavor, Adimando stays true to the original animal crackers that come in a little box with a string handle, but hers have frosting and sprinkles. Although some experts will tell you to use two layers of parchment paper to roll out dough, Adimando's approach is easier and foolproof: Find a surface that's smooth, won't move and that you don't mind covering with flour. She uses a butcher-block island, but a cutting board is fine too—just put a damp kitchen towel underneath it so it doesn't slide.
Get the recipe: Animal Cookies with Frosting and Sprinkles