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No Bake Horse Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: horse cookies, no bake cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
No bake, smiling long faced horse cookies that are perfect for Triple Crown races or horse themed parties.
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  • 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


  • 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! 



Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg