Wild Animal Crackers
1 cup whole oats
1 tablespoon yellow corn meal
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons finely chopped lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
8-10 tablespoons buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 375F. Grind oats and corn meal in a blender or coffee grinder until very fine. Transfer to a mixing bowl, and add the honey, chopped lemon zest, salt, cinnamon, flour, and baking soda. Add the butter in pieces and cut into the mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. Add the buttermilk and knead well to form smooth dough.
Roll as thinly as possible and cut with various animal-shaped cookie cutters. Transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes, until light brown.