No Bake Horse Cookies

Why Horse Cookies?  Because they can be used for all types of fun horse events.  While my mind tends to think of the Triple Crown Races: The Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, these adorable no bake horse cookies are perfect for any horse themed party. Or just horsing around…. (I crack myself up).

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No Bake Horse Cookies are perfect for a Kentucky derby party, triple crown races, or horse themed parties! These smiling, long faced horse cookies are the best no bake cookies.

A horse walks into a bar… the bartender asks “why the long face?”

I have such fond memories of Preakness. Well, mostly. My first experience was freshman year of collage in the infield. A space so large, I didn’t even quit realize we were in the middle of the chaos. I have pictured from this, but that was so long ago that they were taken on film and I only have hard copies!

Hubby and I at the finish line.

As I got older, my experience at Pimlico became more refined. First the bleachers, then the Corporate village and finally VIP. And if we weren’t hanging at the races, we were attending a Preakness party, ascot and all.

The official Kentucky Derby drink is the mint julep. Preakness is a Black-Eyed Susan and the Belmont Stakes is a Belmont Breeze (a blend of bourbon, whiskey, sherry, lemon juice, orange juice, pimento bitters, fresh mint and orange zest.) Beautiful Kentucky derby hats and attire. Why is there not official food?

No Bake Horse Cookies are perfect for a Kentucky derby party, triple crown races, or horse themed parties! These horse cookies are the best no bake cookies! #horsecookies #nobakecookies #kentuckyderbyparty www.savoryexperiments.com

I’m making these silly cookies the official Kentucky Derby party food! A few simple ingredients and a little bit of time will yield you a plate of smiling, little long faces.

Scroll down below and I’ll list a few more horse jokes so you can the ultimate hostess with the mostess.

Not into horse racing? These adorable cookies are just the ticket for any horse themed birthday party or equestrian event.

No Bake Horse Cookies are perfect for a Kentucky derby party, triple crown races, or horse themed parties! These horse cookies are the best no bake cookies! #horsecookies #nobakecookies #kentuckyderbyparty www.savoryexperiments.com

All you need are Milano cookies, or any other oblong cookie with a plain shell, mini nilla wafers, a Tootsie Roll, cartoon eyes, licorice strings, frosting and an edible pen.

Draw a smiley face onto a mini Nilla wafer and attach with frosting.

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Next, attach colored licorice pieces with frosting.

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Using kitchen shears, snip a Tootsie Roll into triangle shapes for the ears. A pastry bag and star tip make the perfect tuft of horsey hair.

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Add eyes and there ya go! The cutest little Horse Cookies you ever did see. And they are no bake! SCORE!

No Bake Horse Cookies are perfect for a Kentucky derby party, triple crown races, or horse themed parties! These horse cookies are the best no bake cookies! #horsecookies #nobakecookies #kentuckyderbyparty www.savoryexperiments.com

If you liked these no bake cookies, check out these other easy dessert recipes:

 Watch our No Bake Horse Cookie Video!

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No Bake Horse Cookies are perfect for a Kentucky derby party, triple crown races, or horse themed parties! These horse cookies are the best no bake cookies! #horsecookies #nobakecookies #kentuckyderbyparty www.savoryexperiments.com
No Bake Horse Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
No bake, smiling long faced horse cookies that are perfect for Triple Crown races or horse themed parties.
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 12 Milano cookies
  • 12 mini Nilla wafers
  • 3 strands rope licorice
  • 1 small Tootsie Roll
  • Black food coloring pen or black frosting with writing tip
  • 24 candy eyes
  • brown/white frosting with a star tip
  • Toothpick
Instructions
  1. Establish a work space and pipe out a tablespoon or two of brown/white frosting the upper corner along with a toothpick to use of application.
  2. Draw a smiley face using the food coloring pen onto all 12 mini Nilla Wafers. Using a small dab of frosting, attach mini Nilla wafer to the bottom, following the curve, of your Milano cookie.
  3. Cut licorice ropes into 3-4 inch pieces, carefully wrap around your cookie midway, attaching on the back witha dab of frosting and trim the ends.
  4. Using kitchen shears, cut your Tootsie Roll into thin pieces and then again until your get a piece small enough to form a triangular ear. Roll between your fingers should do the trick. Attach to the other end of your Milano cookie using a small dab of frosting.
  5. In the center, pipe out a tuft of hiar using the star tip.
  6. Lastly, add candy eyes. Allow frosting to set and serve!
Nutrition Facts
No Bake Horse Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 104mg 4%
Potassium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Have a good horse joke? Share it in the comments!

Q: What did the horse say when it fell?
A: I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup!

Q: What do you call a horse that lives next door?
A: A neigh-bor!

Q: What disease was the horse scared of getting?
A: Hay fever!

Q: Did you hear about the man who was hospitalized with six plastic horses inside him?
A: The doctor described his condition as stable.

Q. What does it mean if you find a horseshoe?
A. Some poor horse is walking around in his socks.

No Bake Horse Cookies are perfect for a Kentucky derby party, triple crown races, or horse themed parties! These horse cookies are the best no bake cookies! #horsecookies #nobakecookies #kentuckyderbyparty www.savoryexperiments.com

No Bake Horse Cookies are perfect for a Kentucky derby party, triple crown races, or horse themed parties! These horse cookies are the best no bake cookies! #horsecookies #nobakecookies #kentuckyderbyparty www.savoryexperiments.com

Comments

Valentina

These are SO darling! I’m going to share this recipe with a couple of my horse-riding friends. They will LOVE them.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Thanks, Valentina!

Allison - Celebrating Sweets

I’m not into horse racing, BUT, these cookies are so cute I just might change my mind. Adorable!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Right? I wasn’t either until moving to Maryland where the ponies are a way of life. Did you know it is also a tradition to head to the races on Thanksgiving?

Courtney

These are absolutely adorable! What a creative idea.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Thank you!

Stephanie@ApplesforCJ

These are so cute and perfect for a kids birthday party for sure. Love that no baking is required.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Super easy! Task the kiddos to make them. 🙂

Jillian

What a fun & funny post! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Thank you, Jillian! I love that you actually read it, so many people don’t. LOL.

Jessica Grossman

I like you a lot.
1. My favorite joke. Ever. “Why the long face?”. Really? So there’s that.
2. Horsing around. ? Yes. Can we be best friends? Please?
I’d like to wait around for your answer, but I gotta go buy Milano cookies right now.
Kisses!

    Savory Experiments

    Hahaha! Thank you, Jessica. We would be super friends, for sure. I hope your horse cookies turned out fabulous!

Elena

So cute! Jessica, you are so creative! 🙂

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Thank you! Really, it is overcompensating for my lack of creative ability and being able to decorate cookies freehand. LOL. That and not being patient enough to teach myself.

Debi @ Life Currents

Those are so adorable! You are so talented, my friend! I know a few people that will love these. Pinning!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Thank you, Debi!

christine

Jessica, these are so super cute. I’ve seen a lot of treats decorated w/ edible markers lately, but these are by far the most creative!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Thanks so much! We think they are pretty adorable.

peter @feedyoursoultoo

Such a fun and creative idea.

nancy@skinnykitchen.com

These are just adorable. How fun to let the kids create their own!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Oh, yes! Perfect for the kiddos!

Diane

These are SO adorable! I know lots of people who love horses and would put this recipe to good use! A fun culinary project.
Please bring them to our #Purebloglove Link Party on Thursday! the party begins at 8 p.m. EST and runs through the week end. I’m hosting at http://www.homemadefoodjunkie.com. We’d love to see your posts and projects there!

kellie@foodtoglow

These are SO cute! I am in the UK so we don’t get to see the Kentucky Derby (we had our Grand National recently) but these would be lovely for anyone with a pony-mad daughter. 🙂

Abigail

These are the cutest cookies! I have to make these with my kids one of these days! 🙂

Janette@culinaryginger

These are cute and creative.

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