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!

couple at preakness

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 Derby hat and all.

couple at preakness

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?

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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.

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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!

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Here are a few more horse jokes. Have one of your own? I’d love to hear 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.

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No Bake Horse Cookies

4.58 from 40 votes
No bake, smiling long faced horse cookies that are perfect for Triple Crown races or horse themed parties.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In the center, pipe out a tuft of hiar using the star tip.
  • Lastly, add candy eyes. Allow frosting to set and serve!
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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Nutrition

Calories: 101 kcal, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 104 mg, Potassium: 20 mg, Sugar: 3 g, Vitamin A: 15 IU, Calcium: 7 mg, Iron: 0.5 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 101
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: horse cookies, no bake cookies
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    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!

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

    1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 5 stars
    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. 🙂