I want to make some animal-shaped food. I would prefer savory to sweet, and I do not want to use a mold or a cookie cutter to achieve the animal shape.
Some kind of cookies would be okay, as long they aren't too sugary (i.e., no frosting). These shortbread owls
are an okay example of the type of thing that I'm looking for. I need a recipe though, complete with instructions on how to construct the critters. Improvisation in the kitchen is not my forte. Also, shortbread may be more than my limited baking skills can handle.
The food need not actually be cooked. Vegetables creatively cut and arranged (like, say, with a toothpick skeleton, or using peanut butter to hold various components together) to resemble some animal or another would work. Basically, I just want something that will end up looking cute, not be too sweet, and does not rely on a store-bought mold to achieve its animal shape. Deliciousness, also, would be nice. If you have an idea, but you're not sure if it fits my criteria, please, post it anyway.